What we're about

Welcome to Renaissance's Meetup page!

Renaissance is a collection of diverse communities launching in and around Waltham, MA (and Auburndale/West Newton). For us, this is all about stripping away religious complexities to empower people to bring Jesus to the everyday places they live, work and play.

The Gospel of John says that God put on flesh and moved into the neighborhood (John 1:14, MSG). There is no divide between the sacred, secular, messy, and ordinary. God connects all things and people. We seek to be a church that lives this reality out by doing justice, loving mercy and walking humbly in everyday life - in homes, coffee shops, workplaces, schools, the outdoors, the streets, and in our neighborhoods. So, we're a church starting simple - with smaller initiatives and communities of people who commit to live out this mission and our values together where they live, work and play.

Want to be part of one of these as they get going in 2018-19? We'd love to hear from you at renaissanceccboston@gmail.com! Also - join our Meetup group and look at the upcoming events!

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Upcoming events (5+)

Practicing the Way of Jesus

Rasche House

"So many of us want to live in the way of Jesus—pursuing a life that is deeply soulful, connected to real needs and good news to our world. Yet too often our methods of spiritual formation are individualistic, information driven or disconnected from the details of every day life. If Jesus of Nazareth demonstrated and taught a revolutionary way of love that is actually possible, alive with healing and hope, then we need a path for experiencing that revolution in the details of our every day lives. Perhaps what we need is more like a karate studio than a college lecture, shared spaces where we can take new risks to practice the way of Jesus together." - Mark Scandrette The concept is simple - what if we actually practiced what Jesus taught about instead of just talking about it? This journey is about coming alongside others in a safe, authentic environment to explore faith and take some risks based off of Jesus' words. It's free and open to anyone!

Practicing the Way of Jesus

Rasche House

"So many of us want to live in the way of Jesus—pursuing a life that is deeply soulful, connected to real needs and good news to our world. Yet too often our methods of spiritual formation are individualistic, information driven or disconnected from the details of every day life. If Jesus of Nazareth demonstrated and taught a revolutionary way of love that is actually possible, alive with healing and hope, then we need a path for experiencing that revolution in the details of our every day lives. Perhaps what we need is more like a karate studio than a college lecture, shared spaces where we can take new risks to practice the way of Jesus together." - Mark Scandrette The concept is simple - what if we actually practiced what Jesus taught about instead of just talking about it? This journey is about coming alongside others in a safe, authentic environment to explore faith and take some risks based off of Jesus' words. It's free and open to anyone!

Practicing the Way of Jesus

Rasche House

"So many of us want to live in the way of Jesus—pursuing a life that is deeply soulful, connected to real needs and good news to our world. Yet too often our methods of spiritual formation are individualistic, information driven or disconnected from the details of every day life. If Jesus of Nazareth demonstrated and taught a revolutionary way of love that is actually possible, alive with healing and hope, then we need a path for experiencing that revolution in the details of our every day lives. Perhaps what we need is more like a karate studio than a college lecture, shared spaces where we can take new risks to practice the way of Jesus together." - Mark Scandrette The concept is simple - what if we actually practiced what Jesus taught about instead of just talking about it? This journey is about coming alongside others in a safe, authentic environment to explore faith and take some risks based off of Jesus' words. It's free and open to anyone!

Practicing the Way of Jesus

Rasche House

"So many of us want to live in the way of Jesus—pursuing a life that is deeply soulful, connected to real needs and good news to our world. Yet too often our methods of spiritual formation are individualistic, information driven or disconnected from the details of every day life. If Jesus of Nazareth demonstrated and taught a revolutionary way of love that is actually possible, alive with healing and hope, then we need a path for experiencing that revolution in the details of our every day lives. Perhaps what we need is more like a karate studio than a college lecture, shared spaces where we can take new risks to practice the way of Jesus together." - Mark Scandrette The concept is simple - what if we actually practiced what Jesus taught about instead of just talking about it? This journey is about coming alongside others in a safe, authentic environment to explore faith and take some risks based off of Jesus' words. It's free and open to anyone!

Past events (7)

Practicing the Way of Jesus

Rasche House

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