Why Missional Partnerships
We believe that the church should demonstrate the generous, sacrificial love of Jesus through similar, selfless acts of generosity. These acts of generosity can be financial investments, making our facilities available for use, or volunteering our time and energy.
RADIUS is committed to being financially generous to several “partner” organizations both locally and internationally.
Ezekiel Ministries exists to share the love and truth of Jesus to families in inner-city Columbia and across the Midlands. They provide an after school program at RADIUS- Lexington that develops literacy, includes a mentoring program and ends with a Bible lesson. Their hope is to strengthen the mind, body and soul of each student in their program. In 2018, RADIUS has financially supported Ezekiel Ministries with a monthly donation of $6,000.
Lighthouse for Life
Lighthouse for Life is an organization seeking to stop human trafficking and provide grace and restoration to victims. Their Education Program shares the severity of human trafficking in the United States with churches, schools and other organizations in order to help communities spot and protect themselves from trafficking. Recently, Lighthouse for Life opened Karis Home, a place of rest designed to provide long-term restorative care for female survivors of sex trafficking. Lighthouse for Life offices out of RADIUS- Lexington. In 2018, RADIUS has financially supported Lighthouse for Life with a monthly donation of $2,000.
Mission Lexington serves the residents of Lexington county by providing free food, clothing, household items, social services referrals, financial assistance, prescription medication and prayer. Through a network of over 50 churches, donation from local businesses, government agencies, organizations and individuals, Mission Lexington is able to meet over 30,000 needs a year. In 2018, RADIUS Church began conducting all local generosity through Mission Lexington and has partnered with them financially with a monthly donation of $1,000.
In India, RADIUS partners with GEMS-India. Pastor Stephen is using his resources to equip local believers to be priests by building a school. The focus of the school is quality education in an English-immersion setting that takes a holistic approach to 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 and plant additional churches. To date, GEMS-India has planted 67 churches and trained 185 pastors. In 2018, RADIUS partnered with GEMS through donations that were used as capital investments to expand St. Paul’s School and to do medical work in the southern part of India. NOTE: Due to persecution risks and for security reasons, we cannot provide more details here. If you would like more information on the details of this partnership, please reach out to us.
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 Hydromissions financially with a monthly donation of $2,000 as well as send folks to serve overseas on various trips throughout the year.
In addition to our financial partnerships we also participate regularly in international mission trips.
We are currently working on our 2020 trip calendar. Check back soon!