238 Highland Ave Malden, MA 02148
84 Green St Melrose, MA 02176
Seven Mile Road is a people who have experienced undeserved grace from God and are longing to live lives marked by repentance, faith and obedience.
If you are an ‘average Bostonian’ (if there really is such a thing), you and church probably don’t mix. Maybe you had a lousy church experience, maybe you are philosophically anti-Jesus or anti-church, or maybe you just don’t see the point. Life is super busy as it is, who has time to wake up on a Sunday to drive to a church for a religious check-in that bores you back to sleep?
At Seven Mile Road we are out to rework those understandings of ‘church’. Church is not a place you go to on Sundays or when life takes a bad turn and you are looking for some help from up above. Church is a people, united around a common love of the truth of the gospel, a people who are seeking to live life in response to God’s grace. Do we get together on Sundays? Yes, but that is one act in a daily and eternal drama we find ourselves wrapped up in … a story that encompasses not only the transformation of our souls, but the renewal of all things. It’s big. And it’s real. And Jesus’ church is a part of its unfolding. And that, we think, is something worth not only getting up on Sundays for, but giving our whole hearts to.
And so we hope that we are wired to become a network of healthy church communities just north of Boston that multiply disciples, leaders, and churches. Our deep hope is that our approach to this mission will reflect the glory of God in the Gospel. That we would be a biblically faithful community. That we would incarnate an intense love and concern for the culture we find ourselves in. That we would handle the tension of being indigenous and pilgrim well. That we would get the breadth and width and height and length of this glorious reality that has been given to us in Christ.