God began to lay on the hearts of some families the urge to pray for a new church to start in the town of Natick. They would faithfully pray for the next 10 years, asking God to build a church that would reach those that were spiritually disconnected in Natick and the surrounding towns.
Jay & Holly Mudd, with their children, began to sense God was telling them to leave their current ministry to start a new church in MetroWest Boston. As they drove through the town of Natick and learned of the thousands of people who were spiritually disconnected, their hearts broke and they knew that God was calling them to do something. Over the course of the next year, God would engineer circumstances that would cause many individuals, families, churches, and businesses to share the desire and support the efforts to start a new church in MetroWest Boston.
Jay & his family, with the support of City on Hill Church in Brookline, MA and other churches in the greater Boston area, moved to MetroWest Boston to begin laying the groundwork for Milestone Church. The Mudds began to build relationships in the town, watching for where God was at work, and wholeheartedly trying to join Him.
In September, others not only began to show interest in what was happening but some even relocated to the area in order to see this church begin. In November, the first interest meeting for Milestone Church was held at Jay & Holly's home. Fifteen people attended the first interest meeting.
In January, a small group began meeting in Jay & Holly's living room. By March, they began to outgrow their living room and looked for alternative space. In April, the small group moved to the Cole Recreation Center in West Natick and began meeting every Thursday evening. They began building community, praying, and reading and discussing God's Word.
On May 20, the small group the first small group of Milestone Church sponsored a Movie Night with the Town of Natick. Over a 120 people attended. In August, Milestone would hold its second movie night, this time on the Natick Common hosting over 250 people.
On Sunday, August 21, Milestone held a preview service at the Cole Recreation Center in Natick. Just a few weeks later, Milestone Church officially launched on September 11.
Milestone began the year by holding a night of prayer at Chick-fil-A on January 1. Mark Parker, the owner, was gracious to open his facilities so that Milestone would have somewhere to meet. With continued growth, Milestone was able to launch five small groups meeting in two different towns.
Throughout the year Milestone experienced a mighty move of God with lots of new people learning about a new church in their town. People began to surrender their life to Christ and follow through with baptism. On their 1 year anniversary Milestone moved into a new permanent facility and has a surge of people attending.
TODAY, OUR STORY CONTINUES.....