Pastoral Care

"13 Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. 14 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." - James 5:13-16

Seeking Spiritual Guidance from Our Pastors

There will be times in your life where the troubles and concerns of this world are too much to bear alone; times when illness or or other circumstances rock the core of your family. These are the times when you or your family will seek spiritual guidance from the pastor or his ministerial assistants. These assistants can take the form of an assistant minister, a deacon or deaconess who will pray with you and work with you to address your issues as directed by the Holy Spirit..

Rest assured, your situation is held in the strictest confidence and will not be discussed or shared with anyone without your permission

Support Groups

Metropolitan continues to offer a variety of support groups for family needs, Two groups currently running are:

Christian 12 Step Program for all types of addictions/abuses: Held in secure controlled environment at the Willing Heart Campus -555 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd, Newark- Friday evenings at 7:00 PM. All are welcome. Rev. Michael McClain, Facilitator 973.622.2100


Christian Counseling

Life’s challenges sometimes seem impossible to overcome. Metropolitan offers support groups and one-on-one counseling by referral only. MBC does not employ professional counselors; staff members are available to offer assistance from the Word of God. MBC counseling is not designed to treat severe mental illness and should not be substituted for professional therapy or counseling. MBC counseling does not perform psychiatric evaluations or prescribe medicine.

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However, we believe the best counsel is available when attending regular church services and listening to the teaching of God’s Word. Classes are available to strengthen marriages, instruct parents and assist in recovery after divorce or the loss of a loved one. Numerous books and teaching pages are also available in the MBC Bookstore at church and online.

What type of situations can counseling help with?

Struggles with sin
Premarital and marital issues
Grief and loss
Parenting issues

All sessions are by appointment only. You can schedule an appointment by calling (973) 642-2267.
For hospitalization and Pastoral Care related emergencies, please visit Pastoral Care and Support Groups pages or call (973) 642-2267.

149 Springfield Ave, Newark, NJ 07103