Backyard Party push will begin June 20th in service and will run through the end of July. Below are week-by-week details. We will continue to add details as plans are firmed up.  There will be an award given out throughout the six weeks called the “Golden Grill”.  Your campus wins the “Golden Grill” for the week according to the sign-ups and story participation.  Each week, we’ll provide two graphics to give you some direction in your announcements – (1) a Golden Grill picture with the campus winner that week which will give us an opportunity to talk about and celebrate with part of our family. (2) map and party # picture to give everyone a big picture look at our collective efforts to love our neighbors.  Here is the landing page: http://radiuschurch.org/love-your-neighbor/

 

 June 20th – INTRO

  •  Video – https://vimeo.com/558597025/3824444836
  • Graphic – Golden Grill – https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qTILpnhqrfnolAi_00MKwxjzlssEVf3_?usp=sharing
  • Graphic – Map of Backyard Parties and # update
  • Summer time brings a different rhythm to life that often allows us to slow down. This Summer, we want to challenge you with one important job.  We want you to love your neighbors.  After all, it’s in our name and it’s what we want to be known for.  Throughout June and July, we’ll share ideas with you to help you get to know your neighbor’s name, serve them and pray for them.  We’ll cap off the Summer with a goal to cover The Midlands with neighborly love by hosting block parties the last week of July in as many backyards as possible.  Jump on board now and claim your street below.  You will receive ideas, special neighboring videos, and stories leading up to the big week!

JUNE 27th – Know Your Neighbor’s Name

“Do you know your neighbor’s name?” is a question we’ve been asking at RADIUS Church since the very beginning.  If the answer is no, where do you even begin?  Be on the look out this week for ideas on what to do and maybe even – what not to do!  This is the first step as we work towards knowing our neighbors this Summer, and the last week of July, host them in our backyards!

JULY 4th – Pray for Your Neighbors

  • Blog Post – Autumn Simpson; Jeremy Simmons

July 11th – Plan Your Party and Invite

  • Blog Post – 12.5 Ways to Backyard Party
  • Blog Post – Matt Altman
  • Video –
  • Graphic – Golden Grill
  • Graphic – Map of Backyard Parties and # update
  • As we get ready to put on our Backyard Parties, remember they do NOT have to be complex. Popsicles in the driveway, ice cream on the front porch, or BBQ in the backyard are all perfectly acceptable. The end goal of our parties is to love our neighbors—so don’t be intimidated. Just invite your neighbors and have fun!”

 

July 18th – Starting Conversations about Jesus

  • Blog Post –
  • Video – Possible Video
  • Graphic – Golden Grill
  • Graphic – Map of Backyard Parties and # update
  • It’s not always easy to turn a conversation from small talk to deep topics. But in order for us to know and love our neighbors, it’s important to have conversations about Jesus. This doesn’t need to be a full-length sermon or theological debate… just start by bringing up something you’ve been reading about Jesus recently, or maybe ask a respectful question about their beliefs. It’s amazing to see how talking about the deepest things makes for the deepest relationships.

 

 July 25th – Block Party Week

  • Blog Post – Recap Blog (pics, funny details, winner of the Golden Grill)
  • Video –
  • Graphic – Golden Grill
  • Graphic – Map of Backyard Parties and # update
  • IT’S THE BIG WEEK!!! This week, be praying, planning, and inviting for your Backyard Party! Show your neighbors some love and send us pictures!! Use this day to shine the goodness of the Gospel on the people in your radius!