Community

GOSPEL COMMUNITY GROUPS

 

DON’T GET LOST IN THE CROWD

Radiant Church is a small church of a couple hundred people who attend service each Sunday. But Church is more than a service.  It’s people living life together on mission to help serve our community and show people the love of Jesus.  Each week, hundreds of people get together in small groups to learn about God, pray, eat, laugh, and live.

IMAGE

We are all created in the image of God and a part of that image is community.  Through the doctrine of the Trinity, we see that there is one God who exists eternally as three persons in perfect community.  As his image bearers, we not only long for but, we are also created for community to reflect the image of a Triune God.

BODY

The Bible talks often about the Church being one body.  Using this imagery we are in the same way interconnected and dependent on each other to walk through life.

Most people view Church differently, typically viewed as a service provided on a Sunday morning in order to check off the to do list. Sunday service or the building we gather in, while important, do not define the Church.  Jesus defined the Church, not as a place to go but, as the people who make up the body of followers who get together to worship Him on Sundays and then live life together throughout the week at home, work, or in the community.

OWNERSHIP

As the church, it’s the duty and responsibility of Christians to not rely on a handful of pastors and paid staff to fulfill the church’s calling to make disciples. Rather, we believe it’s important for all Christians to take ownership of their role in the church’s calling by participating in making disciples and growing as disciples.

Community Groups are active groups. More than just a Bible study or a prayer group—though those are elements—members take the initiative to challenge our inclination to apathy by actively caring for one another, building friendships with one another, participating in serving the city through various charities and outreaches, and learning more about the Bible and Jesus together.

This moves the traditional dynamic of church as one of attendance to one of participation. And this leads to real and lasting change both personally and in our families, communities, and cities.

Whether you consider yourself part of the Radiant family – or if you’re just checking out what it looks like to live as Jesus lived – it is our desire that everyone would be an active member in one of these communities that bring life, healing and growth.