Boston is one of the oldest cities in America and home to residents that have been here for generations. Boston is home to many immigrants as evidenced when you look around and take in the varied and rich sounds, flavors and cultures we are blessed with. As a world-class city and hub of education, medicine, industry, technology and the arts, Boston also draws people from all over–students and young professionals here for a degree or for a season on their way to the next thing. For this reason, Boston is a very transient city where the regular rhythm of life, relationships and community can ebb and flow all the time. But the harvest is plentiful here and God has given us much opportunity to sow the seeds of the gospel into the lives of people who may stay or who may go to every corner of the world as salt, light, and ambassadors for Christ. To this end, we long to be a diverse community of grace that forms disciples of Jesus for the renewal of Boston and our neighbors - a church where the grace of God in Christ meets the diversity and needs of our city; a church that is invested in forming disciples of Jesus who will participate in the increase of flourishing and the shalom of God’s kingdom come to Boston, to our neighbors, and to all God can reach as disciples go from this place to all the world.
Founded in January 2002, Citylife was planted out of Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Cambridge as a church plant of the Redeemer City to City church-planting network. By God’s grace, Citylife has consistently held onto its theological vision throughout its history: to be a Gospel-centered, vibrant, missional congregation that seeks to reach the needs of the city.