Ministries: Mercy


At Citylife we recognize that mercy is an essential, non-negotiable component of the Christian life. If we are recipients of the gospel – a story of mercy – then it is only natural for us to respond in mercy with our everyday lives. Mercy Ministry’s vision is for every individual and the church to cultivate a lifestyle of mercy. Mercy is not simply an add-on in life, but it is a natural outpouring of faith in Christ. The end goal of mercy is for individuals and communities to be reconciled in their relationships with God, oneself, one another, and creation.

Neighborhood Ministry

Citylife has developed a Neighborhood Ministry, where we encourage members of Citylife, living in the same neighborhoods, to work together for the peace and prosperity of their respective neighborhood. If you would like to get involved in our Neighborhood Ministry, please fill out the mercy contact form and we will connect you to an existing Neighborhood Group.

Chinatown Respite Care

Respite care is the provision of short-term relief to individuals caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home. Training will be made available.

Church / School Partnership

Citylife is committed to giving back to our city by developing a long term relationship with one of the strongest institutions in Boston - the school system. We are currently building strong bonds with the James W. Hennigan school in Jamaica Plain. To learn more, and to volunteer, please email Brice Williams //

Mercy Helpline

The Citylife Mercy Helpline is for church members and attendees to request practical and financial help from the Diaconate in time of need. Call (617) 855-9491 or e-mail


Lauren Boyer: Director of Mercy -