Citylife Presbyterian Church (Chestnut Hill Campus)

A Presbyterian (PCA) church in Chestnut Hill, MA Chestnut Hill, MA
Citylife Presbyterian Church (Chestnut Hill Campus)


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69 Middlesex Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467



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Who We Are

Citylife Church seeks to expand God’s Kingdom in the city of Boston and beyond. We hope to bring renewal in every sphere of life by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our desire is to foster a community of love that reaches out with the historic Christian truths of the Gospel. We welcome skeptics, seekers, and those who share the church’s vision to be a Gospel-oriented, outwardly-faced community of God’s grace.

Citylife Church is a new church for the city of Boston. The launch team began meeting weekly for prayer with Dr. Stephen Um during the fall of 2001. From its first morning worship service in January 2002, Citylife has rapidly grown into a vibrant, multi-ethnic congregation that seeks to reach the needs of the city. Citylife launched its second campus in April 2011 in Chestnut Hill, MA. Citylife isn’t new in the structure of its beliefs, however. Citylife wholeheartedly embraces the historic Christian faith expressed in all the ecumenical creeds of the universal church (e.g., the Apostles’ & Nicene Creeds).

Citylife Church is also committed to the historic Presbyterian form of the Christian tradition by its subscription to the Westminster Confession of Faith. We are affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America. Citylife also subscribes to the following documents of The Gospel Coalition, of which Dr. Um is a Board Member: The Gospel For All Of Life: Preamble, Confessional Statement, Theological Vision for Ministry. Citylife is a church plant of Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Cambridge and is part of the church-planting network of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.

About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Casual, Down to Earth, Friendly, Inclusive, Neighborhood-focused, Young families, Lots of kids

Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Missions, Nursery, Children's Ministry, Youth Group

Contemporary, Praise and Worship

Presbyterian (PCA)




Our Services

What are services like?
Contemporary with strings; liturgical without a wooden feel. We celebrate the Lord's Supper every other week, and practice the sacrament of baptism roughly once a month. Preaching is gospel-centered and looks to engage the surrounding culture.

What is the community like?
Roughly 60% pan-Asian, 35% white and 5% other; mix of young professionals, families, and students. The Chestnut Hill campus has roughly 130 attendees and is comprised of many families. The 2PM service is comprised mainly of 70-80 students. The 10:30 is the largest service at roughly 330, with folks coming from all three walks of life.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We welcome you! At Citylife, one of our main goals is that our service would be intelligible to Christians, seekers, skeptics, and religious people alike. We regularly engage issues pertinent to our city and questions relevant to those outside of the Christian faith in a manner that isn't speaking the language of religious insiders. We hope to explore, together with you, the gospel of Jesus Christ and it's veracity and power today!

Leadership View all

Stephen Um
Senior Pastor

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