Bill and Deb 2015

Introduction

Welcome, Reader! Somehow or other you have managed to stumble across our ministry website. Whether it was on purpose or while mindlessly surfing the net, we are glad you are here. Let me explain the reason this site exists. By the posting of various stories, prayer requests, statistics and pictures, we hope to keep our prayer and financial supporters, as well as potential recruits, updated on the goings on out here in the great city of Boston.

So what exactly is our ministry? It’s our prayer that through our work a church planting movement within the international academic and immigrant communities of the major metropoles of the world will be started. We believe that the Savior has providentially prepared the world for this type of ministry. Geo-political forces such as globalization, urbanization, and democratization have combined in interesting ways to make this type of ministry both an ethical, and strategic necessity. For those who follow the Savior, the alienation, pain, and death found in the city makes ministry within it an ethical necessity. The fact that the peoples of the world are gathered in the major cities of it make ministry there an imperative.

Deb and I feel that God has been preparing us for this ministry all of our lives. Both of us became Christians while in college, and were almost immediately drawn to the international community found in academia. Since that time, we have been either preparing or ministering to the international academic community. Over the last twenty years, we have been ministering in Boston. One of the fruits of our labor was the planting of a little church right in the middle of the city. As that small body of believers blossomed and grew, we came to the realization that a ministry that effectively reaches out to other parts of the world must, first of all, minister to the whole world in Boston. As a result of God’s leading in our lives, we endeavored to build a second, model church that would be a template for other churches in Boston and also around the world. That church now has a pastor, while Deb and I network Boston and Beyond a globalized cities initiative. In our church brochure, we said this about our purpose, “It is our prayer that God would give us the wisdom and the knowledge and the ability to build a church that is known for its Biblical orthodoxy lived out in lives of commitment; a place of spiritual and emotional healing; a place of protection, admonition and instruction in Biblical love; a place to find real, genuine answers; a place of the living God; a pillar and foundation for the truth.

I hope you enjoy this site and feel like you are right out here , assisting us with your prayers, financial support and encouragement.

Engaged in Boston, Bill and Deb