Why Community?

It is not good for man to be alone. (Genesis 2:18)

When God spoke these words, Adam lived in the garden of Eden – paradise still at his fingertips. Even though he walked with God daily, his joy was still incomplete without others to share it. Adam’s ache and desire for lasting relationships was not a result of the Fall or of sin – they were a core attribute of his perfect humanity.

In the New Testament, passages like John 13, Ephesians 4, Galatians 6 and Hebrews 10 develop the theme of relationships even further. We are told to love one another, forgive one another, bear one another’s burdens, and to spur each other on toward love and good deeds.

God made us for community.

Want to Join a Group?

Registration for Spring 2017 Community Groups have ended, but we’ll be happy to help you find a group. If you would like to jump into Community, contact Brian Kirkland.

Leadership Process / Registration

As the Lord grows our church, we continue to need new group leaders. Because leading a group is a big responsibility, we first want to learn more about your story, group experiences, and interests. As such, the first step toward group leadership is completing our leader application.  Once completed, one of our staff will contact you to arrange a time to speak directly. Thank you for your interest in taking this next step of leadership!

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Brian Kirkland | Community Groups Pastor

Trisha and I got married in 1998 and have two kids, Lucia and Silas, both of whom were adopted from Colombia, South America.  Together we comprise ‘Team Kirkland’ (complete with matching hats, just like the Griswold’s).  We enjoy Clemson football, board games, quality snacks, and getting outside as much as possible.

As your Groups Pastor I bring this same team approach to RADIUS, which means I have an eye toward anything that helps us continue to grow our culture of family and friendship at RADIUS. Most frequently this plays out practically in our weekly community groups, but also happens during times like weekend getaways, softball games, cornhole tournaments, and of course, Sunday morning.

My undergraduate degree is from Clemson (the highlight of this time was meeting my wife), and I also hold a MA in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College Graduate School (the highlight of this season was growing in my love for the local church).