LOVING & LEADING
TO THE REAL JESUS
Seven Mile Road is a family of gospel-centered churches built for New England.
We believe that we can do more and healthier gospel work together than apart. Our family structure enables local missional freedom and flexibility while providing health and safety through brotherhood and accountability as well as operational economies of expertise and scale. Simply put, there is real theological, relational, and financial strength in numbers.
Our big dream is to see a generation of churches started that fit and flourish among distinct people groups in post-Christian New England.
Each Seven Mile Road church commits to our "unified life" as follows:
LOVE: We are fully committed personally to one another. Take a bullet committed.
THEOLOGY: We have a unified Statement of Faith and shared theological distinctives.
BYLAWS: We have unified By-Laws.
MONEY: We share a budget process and fund certain unified realities (back office, church planting, etc.) together.
MULTIPLICATION: We plant as a family, not as individual churches, and we require unanimity on approved Seven Mile Road planters/church plants.
HUSTLE: We are willing to invest the time, money, energy, travel, etc. to meet together frequently enough to function as a unified team.
GENEROSITY: We open-handedly share with human and content resources.
The family exists to promote health and propel gospel advance at the local level, so our emphasis functionally is on local freedom with unified support.
Branding (Logo, Style Guide)
Back Office (Accounting, Legal, H/R, etc.)
Multiplication (Unanimity on next Seven Mile Road/Lead Pastor)
Leadership Development (Tracks)
Missional Identity, Strategy, and Execution
* conversation/consultation with Unified Team is required before local churches move on these items, but they are ultimately local decisions
Here is a brief sketch of Seven Mile Road's history.
We begin planting in Malden under the name Community Church of Edgeworth.
We join Acts 29.
We change our name to Seven Mile Road.
We plant Seven Mile Road Philadelphia.
We purchase a space on the Lynn Fells Parkway in Melrose.
We go multi-site with live preaching staggered in Malden and Melrose on Sundays.
We plant Restoration Road Wakefield.
We consolidate Malden into Melrose and commit to becoming a family of churches.
We re-plant Seven Mile Road Malden.
We plant Seven Mile Road Houston.
We plant Seven Mile Road Waltham and Seven Mile Road Kennebunk.