Our Core Commitments

This is the DNA of Radiant Church

We are God's Family on Mission

This is more than a statement, it describes the core commitments (values in action) of Radiant Church.

We Are Committed to God

We are committed to the rulership and authority of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Our commitment to God is displayed in finding our satisfaction, Joy, and purpose only in God who was revealed to us through the person and work of Jesus Christ. (Deuteronomy 6:5; Matthew 22:37; John 14:8-9)

We Are Committed to Family

The Bible puts an eternal weight on our natural familial bonds, making those who don’t care for their family even worse than an unbeliever. (1 Timothy 5:8) As such we are committed to loving, serving, and enduring with our natural family when at all possible. (Romans 12:18)

Furthermore, salvation is not just a reprieve from punishment but an adoption into a heavenly, eternal, and spiritual family with rights and responsibilities to one another. As such, every believer is part of a global family that stretches backwards and forwards in time across geographic, cultural, racial and language barriers. We commit to and love, forgive, and bear with our spiritual family for the Glory of God and the building up of His Church. (John 10:16; Ephesians 1:5; Mark 3:33-35; Romans 8:14; Romans 8:29; Romans 9:25-26, Hebrews 2:11)

We Are Committed to The Mission

God gave the church a corporate mission, and each individual believer a vital part of that mission. The Bible uses many metaphors to describe how we are live in this world: ambassadors, salt and light, soldiers, a royal priesthood, etc.. All of these titles have a common theme of calling believers to live distinct from this world (Holy) in a way that shows that we live for someone else and serve another King. And in doing so, we invite others to join us. We use our time, talents, treasure to point to the redemption offered in Jesus Christ.

And although evangelism and discipleship in all its various forms is the primary aim and activity of the church, the mission of God includes working to see all of human life brought under the lordship of Jesus Christ. This includes doing good works on behalf of those who reject salvation. (Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 5:14-16; 2 Corinthians 5:20-21; 2 Timothy 2:3-4; Ephesians 2:10)