It’s in our name. Radius. We are called to love right where we live – following Jesus’ command to love our neighbors. What would it look like if every RADIUS Church family started building relationships with those right outside their door? This Summer, RADIUS Church has one job – to Love Where We Live. 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 and claim your street below. You will receive ideas, special neighboring videos, and stories leading up to the big week! Let’s all work together so that we can lift up the name of Jesus and show the world His love.
Let’s Reach 100 Backyard parties together!
Backyard Party Count
KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS
Claim Your Street
Meet Your Neighbors
Hang out in your front yard, walk your dog, take a slow walk around your neighborhood, deliver some cookies. How do you get to know your neighbors? Tell us HERE.
Pray for Your Neighbors
Go to God on behalf of those that live around you. The people around us will know us by our love, and that love starts with talking to God about them.
Plan Your Party / Invite
This can be super easy! Popsicles on the driveway, ice-cream on the front porch, or a BBQ in the backyard…invite your neighbors and have fun!
July 25 is the big week for backyard parties! Tell us how it went HERE! We can’t wait to hear about it!
Keeping the conversation going!
God placed you where you live to love the people around you. Your “Backyard Party” is just the beginning! Make it a habit to keep your eyes up and move towards people in your neighborhood.
There’s a lot of talk out there about boundaries. We are taught to have healthy boundaries, to maintain a certain distance, to be guarded, and to know how to draw the line. Now, don’t get me wrong….in the right context, boundaries are great. They are needed. They are wise. But…
Baked spaghetti. I’m not a good cook, in fact I’d probably consider myself a bad one, but I can make baked spaghetti. And it just so happens that it’s my next-door neighbor’s favorite meal. I can’t even remember why I took it to her the first time that I did. But now, every time I make it, including just last night, I take her some.
Some may think that because we lived overseas, pursuing people to tell about Jesus, that evangelism and “living missionally” are effortless for us–and they’d be wrong. We’ve discovered that so much of helping people meet our Savior is about using simple tools, and having discipline to keep using them. One tool we use is Prayer Walking.
5 Ways to Ignore People
It’s been a difficult week for me. I am a bonafide Ignorer by nature, and in the past seven days I have had numerous attacks on my personal space and seclusion. People who want to, like, wave, and talk, and hang out. At the ballgame, on my neighborhood walk, at my...
12.5 Backyard Party Ideas
Some people aren’t great at the whole creativity thing. Others are good at it, they just don’t feel like being good at it because it takes so much work. Either way, we figured we’d help you out by listing 12½ ideas you can use for your own, unique, totally original...