Who We Are
Christ the Redeemer opened its doors in 2009 and is a member of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), which includes churches across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The ACNA is a united, biblical missionary movement of Anglicans in fellowship with global Anglicanism.
We seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ, who then make more disciples for the work of planting Anglican churches throughout New England. We also work alongside other believers to plant churches in other parts of the United States and throughout the world.
The transformation we believe God wants to bring to the world through Christ the Redeemer is that the Gospel would capture the imagination of Boston’s North Shore to the glory of Jesus Christ.
How we do our part, by God’s grace, is share the boundless transforming love of Jesus Christ in our worship, our relationships, and our joyful, generous and wise use of all God’s gifts.
Worship is perhaps the most enigmatic, ironically happy secret out there: it is not an anachronism, but rather is the most essential human need. Worship is food for our souls, touching and invigorating the core of our being. It is an act of deepest reality, acknowledging our debt and gratitude to God as we turn our attention to his majestic beauty and glory. At CTR we take worship delightfully, joyously, deadly seriously, all at once.
Following Jesus is the greatest adventure. It never ends; it requires courage; it costs but it leads us home. It is a journey into the infinite and the holy which we engage even as we live day-to-day. It is also a paradox: though we will never arrive this side of death we are nonetheless always beloved, never alone. At CTR we grow in order to be evermore formed into the image of the One who restored the imago Dei (the image of God) in us and to find our way back or, for the first time, to the path we were always meant to walk.
None of us make it through life unscathed. The wounds may be different — larger or smaller, visible or hidden. Our mechanisms of coping will vary as well — some of them relatively benign but still at a cost, some of them destructive and dangerous. Jesus showed remarkable recognition of worth to each person he encountered, and he healed many. At CTR we believe he still does those beautiful things for us for others, and we try to walk with him as he does.
It is a joy to have something to share, and those who follow the One who came down from eternity to enter time and give completely of himself always know that joy. Whether it be in sharing his story or in sharing his love in tangible ways, whether here on the North Shore, across New England, or with partners in the Church on any curve of this great globe, we at CTR participate with Jesus in his self-giving love and passionate longing for the world’s redemption.