RADIUS believes that the local church should extend its reach far beyond its borders of race, nation and language. We currently partner with Dr. Stephen Joseph’s church-planting initiatives in India and with Hydromissions International in countries all over the world. Locally, we also partner with Ezekiel Ministries in helping change the course of children’s lives in Columbia, SC. Each year we take teams to serve these ministries by doing things like evangelism, medical care, sports ministry and building clean water wells. If you are interested in serving with RADIUS or one of our missional partners, please contact Chris Seeby.
Our partnership in India is with Pastor Stephen Joseph. Pastor Stephen is using his resources to equip local believers to be priests by building a school. This is a huge undertaking and has been met with some resistance by the Indian government. But Pastor Stephen is bold and willing to take a risk for the Gospel. The focus of the school will be quality education that comprises mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of each child. In addition to this he also runs a seminary through his home, where local pastors are trained and then sent out to their towns to make disciples. You can pray for Pastor Stephen and his team as they work to continue building out St. Paul’s Missionary School to accommodate through 5th grade this year.
Locally we partner with Ezekiel Ministries. Ezekiel now has two locations: the first is located in downtown Columbia and the newest one is housed right here in Lexington in Building 314. EZE exists to share the love and truth of Jesus to under-resourced families. They do this by providing tangible help in the areas of education and family literacy. They run two main programs: an after-school program and a mentoring program for under-resourced children. Long term they strive to strengthen the family structure and help families break the cycle of generational poverty. They focus primarily on academics, character development, spiritual wellness, and teamwork. You can check them out online at http://ezeministries.org. For a full update of how you can serve in Lexington, check out the latest update from Shane Johnson.
We are proud to partner with Hydromissions International to provide clean water wells for drinking and sanitation all over the globe. Hydromissions’ goal is to further the gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide by providing safe water through low-tech and/or technologically appropriate products and services. Our partnership is all-inclusive as RADIUS has the privilege to support Hydromissons financially as well as send folks to serve overseas on various trips throughout the year. If you would like to know more about Hydromissions, you can follow their blog or visit them on their website (hydromissions.org).