Four years ago, a group of about 100 people known as University Baptist Church came together and asked, “What do you have for us God?” That group of people began to pray and seek what God had for their next chapter, and that led us to what we now know as Radiant Life Church. A year of intentional and specific praying, planning and preparation went into executing “launch Sunday” as it was deemed, and Radiant Life opened in February of 2014. Launch Sunday was an unforgettable day as teams of volunteers worked hard to set-up our mobile church for the first time. God is faithful and that very first day we saw a group of 100 people grow to around 250. Since that time, we’ve seen many people commit their lives to Christ, follow the Lord in believer’s baptism, join lifegroups, and commit to serve every week.
Abilene is known as a church town but the statistics tell another story; the 2010 Census reported that 44,000 people in our city do not claim any particular faith. One of our
core values states that we are faith- filled, big thinking, bet- the-farm risk takers. As a church we have to ask: are we faith- filled? Are we risk-takers? Three years ago we took an enormous leap and launched Radiant Life, and now God has brought us to the next step, by providing a permanent location as an answer to prayers.
As we prepare to open in the Westwood Twin property we will first seek God’s guidance. We pray that through this campaign, you will hear the call of the Holy Spirit and embrace every opportunity to reach the city of Abilene, because we believe that whoever finds God, finds life!