In 2007 Matt and Beth Chewning had an unlikely vision to reach Greater Boston with the gospel. Having attended college in Boston and growing up in the Northeast, they had a deep passion to plant a gospel centered church that is authentic and relevant to todays culture. They just had no clue how!
Netcast Church Plant
In 2010, Matt left the financial security of a successful career in corporate America to move with his family to the North Shore of Boston and begin planting Netcast Church. With the intentions of meeting and loving their neighbors; Matt, Beth and their 4 children had a ‘vision night’ on 10/10/2010 and were shocked when 30 people showed up. A month later they had a similar event and 40 people came. They eventually launched Netcast Church on January 23, 2011 at a local YMCA.
Within the first year, Netcast Church outgrew their YMCA facility and moved to a local middle school in Beverly, MA that seats about 600 people comfortably. Today, Netcast has become one of the fastest growing church plants in New England.
We Are Netcast
In addition to our numerical growth, Netcast has a large emphasis on local church planting, generosity and missions. Since Netcast was launched in 2011, we have given away over 25% of our budget to missions efforts within the Kingdom of God and have a vision of planting 40 churches in Greater Boston within the next 40 years.
What We believe
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives. We also believe that the Bible is ultimate authority. We believe that all scripture is God-breathed, that the entire Bible is the story of God’s redemptive plan through Jesus to redeem his people. We believe that the Bible is the main way that God currently speaks to his people, however, not the only way. In scripture we see that God speaks through other means, but those other means must always be supported by the ultimate mean; which is scripture.
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one God in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
Jesus Christ was completely human, but at the same time completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are enemies of God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life. The entire Bible is a story of God’s redemptive plan through the one Godman Jesus Christ.
His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth, and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
The gospel is a historical event that was planned somewhere in eternity past. Within that historical event, Jesus who is God incarnate and knew no sin, was murdered on the cross for our sin. While on the cross Jesus bore the sins of man, paid our debt and satisfied the wrath of God, which man deserved. Jesus physically died on the cross, was buried in a tomb, and literally rose from the dead three days later. Through this historical and supernatural act of love, God fulfilled his redemptive plan to redeem his children and provide a way for us to live in relationship with him. By repentance of sin and faith in Christ as Lord and Savior, sin is forgiven and you are saved. Your name is written in the Lambs book of life and you will spend eternity in the presence of Almighty God forever. The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the “only way” of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God and it cannot be earned through our own effort.
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God, but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.