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Updates for Fully Alive Coaching and Radius Ministries for our Friends

Dear friends,

I hope 2023 has been a good year for you! As 2024 I approaches, I hope you will take time to reflect on this year and express your gratitude to God and the people around you for all the good that has happened this year. I also hope you will take time to grieve, lament and release whatever has been sad and difficult this year. Michael and I are taking time to do both of these rhythms of life, so we can live our days in peace and joy.

A lot has been happening since I last wrote to you! I wanted to give you some updates on what’s been happening with Fully Alive Coaching, aka Terri Sullivant Coaching, and our nonprofit ministry, Radius Ministries.

At the end of 2022, Michael and I decided to bring Fully Alive Coaching under the umbrella of Radius Ministries, our nonprofit ministry. It made sense. Most of what I do as a coach dovetails with our ministry. Michael is also doing quite a bit of coaching and has joined me as part of Fully Alive Coaching. For those who coach with us, there will be the added benefit of a tax break for coaching with a 501c3 beginning with this past year of 2023. Read more about Radius Ministries here.

Some of you who receive this letter are people who already know about Radius and the different ways we are doing the work God has called us to. First, there’s our church, New Hope Community, which we have overseen since 2014. We are all about building a spiritual family, built on small groups of people studying the Scriptures, praying, and doing life together. It’s such a blessing to see people growing in maturity and the love of Christ as a result of this. Fully Alive Coaching is now a part of Radius, helping people to discover, dream and do the life they were born to live, and to live life fully alive. There are two other ministries that now call Radius Ministries their home: Sisters of the Crown heading up by Ingrid Maddock here in Kansas, and Radius Network led by Kent and Cathy Larson who are in SoCAL. In addition to these ministries, Michael also serves Life Model Works as the director of relational networks. Add to that 15 grandchildren and we are busy most of the time!

Yet we have found a great rhythm of life as we’ve been led by the Holy Spirit and put into practice the wisdom we have learned throughout our lifetime. These words of Jesus come to mind:

““Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.””

Matthew 11:28-30 MSG

This is the kind of life we seek to help people find and live out day by day.

As we look to the future, our hope is to upgrade our website where we can share many more resources in the form of video and audio, blogs, online courses and more. We hope to host retreats this coming year and beyond. We need additional help to do this and will want to pay people with expertise we don’t have. We also feel the need for liability insurance and legal help on retainer as we expand our radius. We have many hopes and dreams yet to be fulfilled. We are hoping that as the year comes to a close, some of you might consider helping us offer more of our resources to more people with a year-end gift to Radius or an ongoing monthly contribution.

We have intentionally not asked for support in years past, except for mission projects and compassion gifts, because we have wanted to offer what we have without expecting anything in return. We took this approach because we have simply understood that many wonderful Christ-followers have felt financially “taxed” by their experiences with ministries. We trust that you will know by God’s Spirit if you are to partner with us in this way.

Here is the link to Donate.

If you would like to consider coaching with Michael or me, we would be happy to do a free consultation with you to see if we would be a fit for one another. You can check out our coaching offerings here and you can contact us about requesting a free consultation here.

Here are a couple of things we have done recently that you might be interested in watching/listening to.

Terri’s podcast @ What Is Happening to the Church. It’s a perspective on church hurt and how to heal from it.

Michael’s podcast @How the Fruit of the Spirit are a Foundation for Resiliency.

This is our prayer for you:

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”

Numbers 6:24-26 ESV

With love,

Terri Sullivant (writing for Michael too)