Our Weekend Services
Now that your kids are safe and sound in Radiant Kids and you’ve got your donut, head on into the gathering space. If you arrive early, you’ll have no problem getting a seat of your choice. If you arrive a little late and the room looks full, don’t worry . . . we’ll help direct you to an open spot.
When we meet together it’s our desire to prepare a place and set an environment for God to be worshiped. We want to build a doorway into the Presence of God. Worship is our visible and verbal response to all the God is and that He’s done. Each week we will worship, through song, in Spirit and in truth. Each week Pastor Marco will preach unapologetically from God’s Word with the intent to feed and nourish our lives and ignite passion for Jesus. The bottom line for us is that our weekend experiences are designed to point you to Jesus. It’s not about the stage or the lights or the talent of the musicians and vocalists. It’s about Jesus.
What to Wear
There is no dress code at Radiant. We believe God cares more about the condition of your heart than your outward appearance. Feel free to dress up, or come in jeans and a favorite t-shirt; whatever makes you comfortable.
You’ll notice a lot of people in the lobby area and throughout the building wearing a blue lanyard. Those people are a part of Team Radiant (our serving and volunteering platform) and they are there to help you. If they don’t know the answer to your question, they can probably find someone who does. There are always leaders and/or our pastor nearby.
Because we’ve been given so much and are recipients of God’s goodness and generosity, we give back to Him. We do it, not out of duty or obligation, but out of an overflow of thanksgiving. That’s why every week we tithe and give cheerfully. We’ve chosen to make giving a very purposeful action each week by passing a giving bucket and point others to give electronically. Giving isn’t something we want from people but something we want FOR people. Those who call Radiant home give regularly, sacrificially and joyfully.
Mission and Vision
What We Do
Our vision is to create an environment where people can encounter the presence and love of God. We believe that when people encounter God, their lives are forever changed!
Why We Exist
We exist to introduce people to life with Jesus Christ. Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ who are seeking the Kingdom first, growing in community and engaged in mission.
Who We Are
We are a “city set on a hill” (Matthew 5:14).
What We Believe
It is the testimony of both the Old and New Testaments and of the Christian Church that God is both One and Triune. The biblical revelation testifies that there is only one God and that He is eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God the Father is the creator and sustainer of all things, and He created the universe in love. He created man in His own image for fellowship and called man back to Himself through Christ after the rebellion and fall of man. Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him all things were made. For man’s redemption, He left heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit through the virgin Mary; henceforth, He is forever one Christ with two natures – God and man – in one person. The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord and giver of life, who is active in the Old Testament and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness, cleanses man from the old nature and conforms us to the image of Christ. The continual infilling with the Holy Spirit, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
We affirm that the Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, is alone the only infallible, inspired Word of God, and that its authority is ultimate, final and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from or superseded in any regard. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct.
The Word of God declares clearly that salvation is a free gift of God, based on the merits of the death of His Son, and is appropriated by faith. Salvation is affected by personal repentance, belief in the Lord Jesus (justification) and personal acceptance of Him into one’s life as Lord and Savior (regeneration). The new life in Christ includes the privileges of adoption and inheritance in the kingdom of God’s beloved Son.
Christ’s vicarious death on the cross paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world, but its benefits are only applicable to those who receive Jesus as personal Savior. Healing – body, soul and spirit – and all of God’s provisions for His saints are provided for in the atonement, but these must be appropriated.
The Christian Life
We believe that the Scriptures portray the life of the saint in this world to be one of balance between what is imputed to us as Christians and what is imparted to us according to our faith and maturity. Hence, God’s provision for His children is total, and the promises are final and forever. The shortcomings of the individual and of the Church are because of the still-progressing maturing work of God. The Christian life is filled with trials, tests and warfare against a spiritual enemy. For those abiding in Christ until their deaths of His return, the promises of eternal blessing in the presence of God are assured. To remain faithful through all circumstances of life requires dependence upon the Holy Spirit and a willingness to die to personal desires and passions.
We believe that the church consists of all those who truly believes in Jesus Christ and His atoning death and who trust in Him as their Lord and Savior. We believe that the local church is the vehicle of God working in the earth to extend and establish His Kingdom.
The Word of God enjoins on the Church two perpetual ordinances of the Lord Jesus Christ, reserved for those who are believers. Baptism is the outward sign of what God had already done in the individual’s life and is a testimony to all that the person now belongs to Jesus. It is identification with Jesus and is affected in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Communion is a commemoration of the death of the Lord and is done in remembrance of Him until He comes again; it is a sign of our participation in Him.
Marriage is a covenant relationship between a man and a woman, established by God as the foundation of family and human society reflecting the nature of Christ’s sacrificial love and devotion for His bride, the Church.
Final Judgement and Reward
We affirm the bodily, personal, second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the saints, the millennium and the final judgment. The final judgment will determine the eternal status of both the saints and the unbelievers, determined by their relationship to Jesus Christ. We affirm with the Bible the final state of the new heavens and the new earth.