Planting a new church in Quincy in order to see the life-changing power of the gospel shape every part of our lives, our neighbors and our city.
There is a great need for the Gospel to go forth in Quincy. In the 2010 census, 1.69% of Norfolk County (Quincy and the South Shore of Boston) were Evangelical Protestant Christians. That’s less than 1 in 50 people!
“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
– Romans 10:14-15
The church plant in Quincy will be a new congregation of Christ the King Presbyterian Church (www.ctkboston.org).
Christ the King Presbyterian Church started in 1994 with a mission to engage the city in all of its cultural, educational and economic diversity—to build a new gospel community that would bring glory to God and joy to the city. From its inception, CTK also held church planting as a core component of its mission.
The earliest church vision statement described the purpose of the church “to ignite and fuel a church planting movement.” CTK followed through by planting three Brazilian churches in greater Boston in the late 1990s. Then we helped launch Citylife Presbyterian Church in downtown Boston, which organized in 2006.
In 2009, CTK began planting new churches under a multi-congregational model. We started a Church Planting Center to coordinate our church planting efforts. So far, seven more congregations have been started. The church plant in Quincy will be the eighth new CTK congregation. Each congregation reflects the context of its local community, focused on serving the needs and reaching the people of its neighbor-hood. From a small handful of people 24 years ago in Cambridge, today Christ the King consists of nearly 1,000 people worshipping each Sunday across all of greater Boston.