a community to call home


Anchor church is founded on a set of core values 

 

accepting - a home for all

reaching - A hope for all

growing - a path for all

excelling - a quest for all

giving - a spirit for all

 

Music  |  community  |  Jesus 

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Our location

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology | 41 Berkeley St, Boston | 5:00pm

Our community worship gatherings are at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley St, Boston. We have one worship gathering at 5:00pm. 

For directions, mass transit, and parking information, please click here


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Revelation is the last word God chose to speak in Scripture. Last words are typically meaningful and often poignant. How can this "last word" speak to us today? What can we learn about Jesus Christ beyond what is shared in the Gospels? What can we learn about worship? About victory through sacrifice? About the Final Judgement, the New Jerusalem, the return of Christ, and New Heavens and a New Earth? Join us for this study of the vision of St. John, Revelation  - The Last Word, beginning September 9: Sundays at 5:00pm. 


marriage retreat

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Anchor’s marriage retreat is one of the highlights of the year for our community.  This year we return to the Gloucester Inn by the Sea on October 19-21.  Cost is $250 per couple, which includes two nights lodging, breakfasts and one dinner.  We are delighted to welcome Dorothy and Christopher Greco as our guest speakers.  Dorothy’s recent book, Making Marriage Beautiful, has encouraged many marriages since being published.  For more information, email info@anchorboston.com. Space is limited, so register soon!


big boston warm up

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Join us as we partner with the Boston Dream Center on Saturday, October 13th, for the Big Boston Warm Up! We are collecting winter coats and boots in all sizes to distribute. Please bring all donations to Anchor Church on either Sunday, Septemer 23rd or 30th. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please register here. Volunteers will meet at 7:45am on the 13th at the Boston Dream Center offices: 58 Winter Street, Boston, MA 02108. Stick around after the event for some food and friendship. Pack a bag lunch or grab food downtown and we will eat together in the common!


Annual Church Picnic and Baptism

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After being rained out on August 12, we have rescheduled our annual church picnic and baptism to Saturday, September 29 at 1pm! For car and transit directions, enter "Castle Island, Boston, MA" in Google Maps, or use this link. We hope to see you there!


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On Vision Sunday 2018, Pastor Randal shared a new initiative with our community, The Discipleship Project. This project aligns with the mission of Anchor Boston, which is “to lead people toward exchanging misconceptions about God for truth, becoming worshippers of the Creator rather created things.” Discipleship and being a worshiper of the Creator are intertwined. For, to truly be a worshipper of God is requires every aspect of our life being wholly submitted to him; that Jesus Christ is the center, spirit, and glory of all that we are and all that we do. 

The Discipleship Project is intentional, to develop discipled leaders. The following are short-term intensive modules that are offered:

Module 1 - Pivot: focuses on establishing spiritual practices which will assist the participant in making a 180 degree pivot as a follower of Christ.

Module 2 - Know: a study in Systematic Theology covering such subjects as the existence of God, attributes of God, Trinitarian doctrine, the earliest creeds of the Church, the Incarnation, redemptive/covenant love, and Eschatology. (Pre-requisite is Pivot)

Module 3 - Defend: designed for those who desire to learn how to defend their faith by studying Judeo-Christian Apologetics.

Module 4 - Share: crafted to equip participants in personal evangelism by teaching the basics of how to live a contagious life as a follower of Jesus (Pre-requisite: Defend)

Module 5 - Lead: designed for followers of Christ interested in spiritual leadership in community. 

Module 6 - Alpha: focuses on the big questions of life in this exploration about the meaning of life. Ideal for people on the fence about the Christian faith.

Upcoming module schedules will be posted on our homepage.


An exciting part of our community at Anchor Church is our Anchor Crew community groups! Our crews provide a space for groups of like-minded individuals to interact with each other, with strong foundational theology, and with God, offering a safe place to explore life and faith. While attending, members of a crew can expect to build strong relationships, have life-giving spiritual discussion, and experience encouraging times of corporate prayer. Crews meet all over the city!

The fall crew session begins the week of September 9. Register here.

Fall Crew Locations: 

Back Bay  Shreya Varghese - tba

Beacon Hill – Randal and Shelly Quackenbush - Wednesdays @ 7:30

Malden  Ryan and Lauren Seler - Thursdays @ 7:30

Downtown Crossing – Yannick Schenk & Jillian Kando - Tuesdays @ 7:00

South Boston – Jeff and Anna Palmer - Thursdays @ 7:30

Jamaica Plain – Rob Barrett - Wednesdays @ 7:00


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Our next First Wednesday prayer gathering is September 5 at 7pm. We will meet at BFIT and go on a one-hour prayer walk. Join us as we circle our neighborhood in prayer. Prayer changes things!


The Welcome Party! is for people who are new to Anchor Boston. Come hang out, eat some food, hear more about the church, and meet some new friends. The next Welcome Party! will be on October 7 in the Breezeway of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley Street, Boston. RSVP here.


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