Boston was and remains to this day a place where history is made. Today, the greater Boston area is home to over 50 colleges and universities where over a quarter-of-a-million students study. This city attracts some of the world’s brightest and most ambitious young professionals who dream of changing the world. It's a city that has been the birthplace of culture and innovation and it continues to influence the world’s economy and the way we live. While people come from all over the world for education or career opportunities, the majority live here without encountering Jesus.
New England is the historic cradle of American Christianity, and just about every postcard-worthy town here boasts a white church with a steeple. But somewhere between the second Great Awakening and today,
New England has evolved into the most secular part of the country.
But we believe that God wants to change that.
He is calling us to New England to introduce people - who are disillusioned with or disinterested in church - to the God who loves them, who wants them to experience who He really is. Powerful. Real. Good.
The need for more healthy, outward-focused churches in New England is undeniable. Here is the place where this spiritual need and our God-given passion meet. We can't wait to see how Movement Boston influences the entire region of New England, starting with this first step of obedience.
WHERE EXACTLY IN GREATER BOSTON?
We have been drawn to the greater Boston area because of the great need for new churches and are specifically interested in the area around the inner ring road of Boston (the I-95, also commonly called Route 128). This area is known as the “128 Tech Corridor”, drawing lots of people to work in the area to companies like Oracle, Keurig, iRobot, Raytheon, TripAdvisor and hundreds of others. It also is home to the largest mall in Massachusetts - Burlington Mall (where Mall Cop was filmed!). We are targeting towns bordering the north and west corridor of the 95 near Burlington/Woburn/Bedford/Lexington
ranks 99th of 100 cities
(and consistently ranks at the bottom of the list year after year)
Barna Research Group surveyed the top 100 metro cities in the US to learn how likely they are to read the bible at some point in a year. Boston ranked 2nd least Bible-minded out of 100 cities in America. Cities in New England have consistently been amoungst the least bible-minded. We would like to change that! Why? Because people matter and the word of God brings life!
"THE HARVEST IS PLENTIFUL,
BUT THE LABORERS ARE FEW."