To See jesus made famous, people made whole, and boston made new.


Gathering Times and Directions

Sundays  
10:30AM

Josiah Quincy Upper School, 
152 Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02116
 

We have a free parking lot!

 

*There are two campuses of Josiah Quincy Upper School. Please use the above address or this map to make sure you get to the right one.


What to Expect

At Renewal Church we think of ourselves as a community, not just a weekly gathering--but as a guest you want a clear picture of what to expect if you visit on a Sunday morning.  With that in mind consider the following:

Pastor Jared Kirk teaching in Boston.

Pastor Jared Kirk teaching in Boston.

  • Music is led by a small but very talented band. Worship styles are eclectic-ranging from folky to jazzy- and include both contemporary songs and traditional hymns.  
  • Dress is casual, though some people do dress up.
  • The whole gathering lasts for one hour and fifteen minutes. It includes songs, prayer, a sermon, and communion.
  • We have guests all the time with varying degrees of spiritual interest and church familiarity.  Please feel free to participate as little or as much as you feel comfortable.
  • We strive to shape gatherings to be intellectually engaging, emotionally uplifting, and spiritually challenging.

Renewal Kids is available for kids birth - 5th grade during the Sunday Gathering at 10:30AM.

Nursery // birth-toddlers
In the nursery our volunteers will care for your children in a safe, clean environment so that you can enjoy the adult gathering with peace of mind. The older children in the nursery begin to play games and learn age-appropriate truths from the Bible about God's love for them!

Renewal Kids // 2 years-5th grade
In Renewal Kids the children experience a safe, fun place to learn about God's love. They interact with the great truths, values, and stories of the Bible through engaging storytellers, high energy music, hands-on learning, and breaking into small groups by age. As the children get older they help the younger children learn which deepens their own understanding as well.



In addition to weekly Sunday morning gatherings, we also commit to meeting in homes once a week to eat together, encourage one another, talk about the teachings of Scripture and pray for one another. We call these meetings Community Groups, and you can get more info about our different groups here


As a church we strive to RECONCILE people to God, RENEW their whole lives with the good news of Jesus, and RELEASE them to serve others in their families, communities, and workplaces.


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One of the fundamental reasons God has placed us in Boston is to join Him in His great mission of bringing near people who are far off from God. We do this by showing and telling people of the life-giving love of Jesus.

Release

We believe that because God made this world we should actively work to make Boston a better place for all of its residents. We want to dream together about what Boston could be at its best, then work together to bring that to reality.

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The good news of Jesus transforms every aspect of our lives as we learn how to love God and others. We strive to be a church that connects meaningfully, not just on Sundays, but throughout the week.                  


What We Believe

WE BELIEVE that the church should be a welcoming place for all people, including people who believe and act very differently from us.
WE BELIEVE that the church should be a safe place. Safe for you to ask difficult questions.
Looking for specifics? We are a local expression of the Body of Christ. As a church family, we want to see the good news of Jesus proclaimed through our lives of worship, relationships, and outreach to our city and world. Renewal Church is committed to the truth and teachings of Scripture for both theological understanding and life application. Furthermore, we confess and affirm the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds as true statements of what we believe, in connection to the church of Jesus throughout history.
Still want to know more? Please read our Statement of Faith.

Leadership

Leadership at Renewal consists of staff and a strong lay (non-paid) leadership that is active in the guidance and pastoring of the church. 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HOW THE CHURCH IS GOVERNED PLEASE ATTEND DISCOVER RENEWAL WHERE YOU CAN GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED MORE FULLY.


RENEWAL MINISTRY LEADERS

Giving at Renewal

As Christians we believe that Christ has given much to us. Therefore, in a spirit of grateful joy (never of guilt or under compulsion) we give back a portion of all he has blessed us with to see his mission advanced.


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