Radial Church Update
Greetings to all!
We're excited to update you on what God has been doing in and through Radial Church this summer! Radial Church is a Brethren Church-plant in Canton, Ohio. Our model is a bit different in that we are a network of house churches/missional communities that we've dubbed Faith Collectives. These Faith Collectives meet weekly for worship and service in homes. On the first Sunday of the month, we have a common worship celebration with all the groups coming together to worship God! Again, for more information, please visit www.radialchurch.com! With that said, there's a lot going on!
First, we're excited to announce that we are growing! Each of our Faith Collectives have been growing more and more as we continue to reach out to others with the love of Christ. Not only have each of these grown, but we are so excited that we launched a NEW Faith Collective last week--but with a twist! This Faith Collective does not meet in a house or building, rather, this is a "mobile" church on wheels. Canton has a growing bicycling community, and sensing the prompting of the Spirit, we launched a "bicycle Faith Collective." Once a week, this community gathers for prayer with one another, and then hits the streets riding into different neighborhoods connecting with people offering prayer and different goods we have in tow on the bicycles. At the conclusion of the evening we gather downtown for a worship service. The thought is as we regularly stop at different communities, that each of these gatherings would eventually grow into new churches. In other words, this new Faith Collective is a church on wheels planting new churches while praying for and serving neighbors. Last week's first gathering was powerful evening of seeing God move in mighty ways!
Second, our Radial Worship team led worship at the 2013 Brethren Church General Conference last week. We were blown away by God's goodness throughout the week. Paul writes in Ephesians 1:28 that the Church is the fullness of Christ who fills everything in every way--and we definitely experienced that last week in the love and encouragement poured out by so many people who were at the conference. The sessions will be up online for a few more days, check out www.brethrenchurch.org for the videos.
While at the conference, we unveiled a Radial original song, "See You" written by our worship leader Brandon Schmidt. What was really great about this is the fact that we just recorded the song in the studio a couple of weeks ago. We've sensed that this song was not just for us at Radial Church, but rather is to be shared with THE Church! We've made the song available to be downloaded for FREE along with the sheet music, chord charts, and lyrics at www.noisetrade.com/radialworship . God has been spreading this song to the ends of the globe so that it may be sung back to Him! We've already had downloads in the U.K., Finland, Switzerland, Spain, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Nigeria, Belarus, and South Africa! We are so excited to be able to bless you with this song!
As always, we are so grateful for your prayers, giving, and support! Please let us know how we can be praying for you in turn!