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.”

How do we accomplish this mission?

We structure our ministries around the following four elements:

1. Experience Jesus – Jesus came to restore our relationship with God, and only through Him can we have an abundant life.

2. Find Freedom – there can be all variety of things that keep us from living out the life God calls us to, but through the power of the Holy Spirit, in the context of community with other believers, we can have power over  all those things that hold us back.

3. Discover purpose – you were created on purpose, for a purpose. We want to walk alongside you as you discover who you were designed to be.

4. Make a difference by being a Changemaker – you are uniquely gifted and placed to have an eternal impact on the lives of the people in your sphere of influence. We want to get you plugged into living out your purpose.

Core Values

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

1. Love God – Our desire is to put God first in everything we do, in all areas of our lives.

 

2. Love People – Jesus calls us to live out our love for God by loving those around us.

 

3. Pursue Excellence – We believe that God is worth our best, so in all we do, we seek to do all things as unto Him.

 

4. Choose Joy – Sometimes life is rough. People are messy. However, in the midst of the mess, our desire is to cling tightly to Jesus, the only true source of  joy.

 

 

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