You may be wondering about our name. “Seven Mile Road” comes from a great story in the Bible (Luke 24) where two men are traveling a seven mile journey to a village called Emmaus. They begin this trek downcast and filled with questions about Jesus. Along the way, unknown to them, they actually encounter the Risen Christ. As they continue walking this road together, Jesus begins to show them the Scriptures and how it all points to Him. In the end, these men who were filled with doubt now find themselves filled with faith in Jesus. In fact, they’re so transformed by Him, that they run back to Jerusalem to tell everyone about who they had just met.
We long for that to become the story of our church. Wherever you are in your own journey, our desire is that you would encounter the living Christ (gospel), grow in belief by walking alongside others (community), and be moved to share this good news with the world (mission).
Those three words define everything that we are and everything that we hope to be.
Read Luke 24 and you’ll see that the whole thing is about Jesus. We want Seven Mile Road Church to be the same way. We want to be magnificently focused on the good news of what God has done through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. And so as we’re journeying together, or studying Scripture, or wrestling with truth, or whatever we do, it’s all centered on Jesus and His gospel.Who is Jesus?
We love that in Luke 24, two people are walking the road together, talking about life together, processing doubts together, encountering Jesus together, wrestling with Scripture together, having a meal together, having their hearts stirred together, and running back on mission together. Together is a really important word for us, and that’s because community is really important to us. We want to be a church where people are deeply connected, closely knit, and following Christ together in community.Community
In Luke 24, after stumbling along this road in need, meeting Jesus along the way, and having their hearts lit up by the truth of Christ, do you know what these men do? They go on mission. Their first instinct is to run back seven miles to tell everyone they can about the One they had encountered; the One who had opened their eyes and captured their hearts. Seven Mile Road Church exists to do the same. We long to constantly be sprinting back to the people in our lives and in our region with the good news of Jesus. We want to be a church that joins Jesus in His mission to see lives, cities, and the world transformed.Serve with Us
Below is a summary of what we believe and practice at Seven Mile Road:
There is only one God, who created all things, and He has revealed himself to mankind.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6; 46:9-10; John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; Galatians 3:20; 1 Timothy 2:5
One God eternally exists in three persons. The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God. There is one God.
Psalm 45:6-7; 110; Matthew 3:13-17; 28:17-20; John 5:18-47; 14:8-17; 20:28; Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 13:14; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15-23; Titus 2:11-14; 1 Peter 1:2; Jude 20-21
Wages of Sin
The deserved penalty for sin is death, both physical and spiritual.
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:19; Romans 5:12; 6:23; James 1:14-15
Jesus Christ died as our substitute to pay the penalty for our sin.
John 1:29; 10:1-18; Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 1:3-5; 1 Peter 3:18
Jesus Will Come Again
In a future physical resurrection of the dead, those who trust in Jesus Christ will be raised to eternal life. Those who have not trusted in Jesus Christ will be raised to eternal death.
Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15; Romans 2:1-16; Revelation 20:11-15
The Scriptures, comprised of the 66 canonical books of the Christian Bible, are our ultimate authority. They are God-given and true. We can know and obey God through them.
Deuteronomy 31:24-26; Psalm 19:7-11; Jeremiah 30:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 3:15-16
We, along with all of humanity (Jesus Christ excluded), are sinners by nature and choice.
Genesis 6:5; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; 5:8, 12-21; 7:18; Ephesians 2:1-3
Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God who took on flesh and was born of a virgin, is both fully God and fully human.
Matthew 1:20; Luke 2:30-35; John 1:1-4; 3:16; 5:18-47; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-3
Jesus Rose Again
Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and will one day return.
Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-53; John 14:3; 20-21; Acts 1:10-11; 1 Corinthians 15:12-34; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Hebrews 9:28; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 1:7
Faith Alone that Saves
Only by trusting in the person and work of Jesus Christ alone can we be reconciled to God, receive forgiveness for our sins, and experience true life and joy.
John 3:16-21; 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:21-26; Galatians 2:15-21; Ephesians 1:3-14; 1 Timothy 2:5-6
Life can be hard and sometimes unpredictable.
If there is a way that we can help you – whether practically or spiritually – please feel free to reach out to our team of deacons by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following partnerships serve as a reminder of the fact that Seven Mile Road is only a small part of the Kingdom. We as a church have been swept into something much bigger than ourselves. These relationships give us the opportunity to celebrate the global work that God is doing.