We Gather | SUNDAYS
Just as Christians have been doing for 2,000+ years, Radiant City gathers on Sundays as a family to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. We gather on Sundays to sing the Gospel in song, to hear the Gospel through faithful preaching, to remember the Gospel during the Lord’s supper, and to respond to the Gospel in all of life worship. These Sunday gatherings serve the broader mission of multiplying disciples and churches, equipping disciples of Jesus to scatter into City Groups, and eventually multiply churches.
We Scatter | CITY GROUPS & DNA'S
We scatter throughout the week in City Groups and DNA Groups. City Groups and DNA’s are the primary place where we see discipleship happen. City Groups are groups of roughly 8-14 people who are growing in the Gospel, living as family, and learning to live as disciples as they love and serve their neighbors in tangible ways. These groups are small enough to care for each other’s growth in Christ, but big enough to dare to engage the culture around them. DNA groups are extensions of City Groups (3-5 people) where people engage in deeper discipleship for spiritual formation and transformation. As disciples multiply within Radiant City, so will our City Groups and churches.
"THE GOSPEL IS NOT THE ABC'S OF CHRISTIANITY, BUT THE A-Z OF CHRISTIANITY."
In 1 Corinthians 15 Paul reminds the church that the good news of Jesus, the Gospel, is of first importance. Just as the Bible is centered on the person and work of Jesus (see Luke 24:27) we want our congregation to be centered on Christ. The Gospel is something believers grow deeper into and never graduate from. We want our spiritual identities to be shaped by what God has done for us in Christ and not in what we do for God.
"TRUE WORSHIPPERS WORSHIP GOD IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH."
Worship is a right response to the revelation of who God is. Truth without emotion produces a church full of artificial admirers. On the other hand, emotion without truth produces empty frenzy and cultivates shallow people who refuse the discipline of rigorous thought. But true worship comes from people who are deeply emotional and who love deep and sound doctrine. Strong affections for God rooted in truth are the bone and marrow for biblical worship.
"PRAYER MUST BE OUR FIRST RESPONSE, NOT OUR LAST RESORT."
We take seriously Christ’s words in John 15:5, “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. We understand the sources of our effectiveness for our mission and ministry isn’t our gifts and competencies. The kingdom of God will only move ahead in South Florida through the power of the Holy Spirit. We are trusting God to do what only he can do!
"BEING A MULTI-ETHNIC & MULTI-GENERATIONAL CHURCH IS NOT A NEW THING, IT'S A NEW TESTAMENT THING."
By God’s grace, our desire is to be a multi-generational and multi-ethnic family. This is something we celebrate and strive for based on texts like Psalm 145:8, “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” And the heavenly worship scene we see in Revelation 7, as people from every tribe, tongue, and nation are worshipping around the throne of the lamb. We aspire for Radiant City to be a picture of heaven on Earth.