Our vision at Radiant Church is to be a Radiant Reflection of the Gospel to our cities and throughout the North by being Gospel Communities who multiply disciples and churches. We want to see Gospel saturation across the north.
Our Identity – Who We Are
We are a Family of Servant Missionaries learning to be and make Disciples.
Family – Gospel Evidence
We are all Children of God who care for each other as a Family. God has always desired a people -an earthly family- who would live in such a way that the world would know what He is like. Jesus said that those who live in his ways and obey his Father are truly his family. Through Jesus we believe we are children of God and brothers and sisters with each other. As family we see it as our obligation to personally care for the needs of one another both physically and spiritually. We disciple, nurture and hold each other accountable to this life together. We do this through regular celebration and gatherings and consistent involvement in each other’s lives.”(Genesis 12:1-3; John 1:11-13; Romans 12:10-18)
Servants – Gospel Heart
We are servants of God who serve others as a way of life.
Fully God-fully human, Jesus took on the posture of a servant. He gave his life, even unto death, so that others could experience salvation, peace and restoration. Jesus said, “I am among you as one who serves…” All those who follow Jesus are called to serve in the same humility. For us this means joyful submission to God, leadership and to each other, as we serve whomever God brings into our lives. We do, whatever needs doing; whenever it’s needed, and where ever it leads us. (Matthew 20:25-28; 25:31-46; John 13:1-17;Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Peter 2:16)
Missionaries – Gospel Proclamation
We are sent by God to restore all things to Him through Jesus Christ. God sent his son, Jesus, to earth to take on human form and live within the culture. He worked, ate and interacted among the people; living in such a way that those around him could see and experience what God was truly like. Jesus came so that all people, places and things could be restored to a right relationship with God. In the same way, we believe we are missionaries sent into our culture to reconcile all things to God through Jesus. We live this out as a family of missionaries.”(John 1:14; 20:21; Colossians 1:19-20; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21)
Learning to Be and Make Disciples – Gospel Result
We are disciples of Jesus who take responsibility for our own development and the development of others. As a young man Jesus grew both wisdom and stature. He learned from local religious teachers, by living in community, and through regular times of listening to God. Jesus called others to follow his ways, to be his disciples and live in obedience to all that God commands. He then sent these followers out to make new disciples. We believe we are also called to be followers of Jesus who take responsibility for our own development and the development of others. This includes both our personal time with God as well as involvement together in training provided by spiritual leadership. (Luke 2:52; Matthew 28:18-20;Ephesians 4:11-13; 2 Timothy 2:2)