To be a Gospel-Shaped Community for the City
To the transforming work of the Gospel: We resolve to be a church that proclaims and relies on the full counsel of God’s redemptive message of sovereign grace revealed to us in the finished work of Jesus Christ. This Gospel of good news enables us through the power of the Holy Spirit to live a new, special relationship with God.
To loving others: The Gospel compels us to love one another because God, who first loved us in Jesus Christ, has given us the ability to love our neighbors as ourselves. The Gospel therefore creates a new unified community whereby all human barriers and social problems are eradicated through Christ’s work of reconciliation.
To the Gospel changing our attitude towards the city: As a church we humbly work to bring all aspects of individual and corporate life under the rule of Christ – not by standing against the city, but as agents of God for the city and its welfare.
To the diversity of God’s people: We desire to establish a church that reflects the unified ethnic diversity of God’s people in both our leadership and congregation.
To be a multiplying church: Our desire is to facilitate a church planting movement in the metropolitan Boston area and in major cities throughout the world.