What We are About

Vision & Purpose

We are passionate about staying true to the mission and vision of Jesus.  Luke 19:10 says “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”  Our heartbeat has been to reach the un- and de-churched by following Jesus’ teaching on the Great Commission.  This drives the purpose of Radiant Life.

Mission

“Live like Jesus.  Share His love.”

Vision

“To be an authentic community of Jesus followers’ who are passionate about reaching un- and de-churched lives for Jesus.”

Core Values

Our values provide the DNA for our ministries at Radiant Life.  We desire for these five values to radiate every aspect of our lives…

Unconditional love with irrational generosity – we give because God gives…we were created to give ourselves away

 

Growing people change – take the next step…we must live like Jesus

 

Saved people serve people – it is better to serve then be served

 

Found people find people – invite someone…we desire to share Jesus’ love with all

 

You can’t do life alone – find a group…we are better together and grow best and thrive in community

 

Beliefs

As a member of a network of churches known as the Wesleyan Church, we believe in one God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Savior of all men and women who put their faith and trust in Him alone.  We believe those who receive new life in Jesus are called to be holy in character and conduct, and can only live this way by being filled with the Holy Spirit.  We believe in the Bible and its sufficiency to establish our faith and conduct.  We believe God wills for people everywhere to know Him and be made new in Jesus.  We believe that the purpose of the Church is to worship God in spirit and in truth, and to reach a lost and fallen world with the message and hope of Jesus Christ through its worship, witness and loving deeds.

The “Soul” of The Wesleyan Church

BIBLICAL AUTHORITY

The Bible is God’s holy Word. It uniquely and infallibly reveals God’s plan for His people and how to live out that plan, individually and corporately. Beliefs, practices, priorities, and our mission are to be anchored in clear biblical teachings.

CHRISTLIKENESS

Jesus Christ is the defining feature of God’s will and relationship with all humankind. In Christ is found both newness of life and the highest and clearest example for godliness. People made new in Christ find Him to be the source of faith, hope, and love in both the inner life and in our outward actions engaging a world desperate for hope and life.

DISCIPLE-MAKING

Making disciples is a clear mandate from Christ. This requires a strong missional focus on evangelism and training in spiritual growth and holy living. Done effectively, this will produce and promote growth and health in and among the churches.

LOCAL CHURCH-CENTERED

The denomination exists to help local congregations grow and multiply, be more healthy, and more authentically reflect God’s plan. Local churches are the most fundamental and strategic points of evangelism and discipleship. The challenge of the denomination is to keep finding the best ways to serve, strengthen, and multiply congregations.

SERVANT LEADERSHIP

Wesleyans respect leadership that is placed over them, while realizing that the authority and effectiveness of spiritual leadership is not primarily bestowed, but earned, and is characterized by a loving and willing heart of obedience that serves God and mankind gladly. Wesleyans desire to be leaders in serving.

UNITY IN DIVERSITY

There is intrinsic value in every person. Biblical unity becomes all the more important and beautiful in the light of the wide-ranging differences in personalities, cultures, races, languages, talents, and perspectives. Finding unity and mutual love in Christ eliminates devaluation and deprivation of life to one another.

MORE ABOUT WESLEYANS

To find out more about The Wesleyan Church, visit wesleyan.org/beliefs