The mission of Radiant Church is “To know Christ, to become like Him and to mobilize His people for Kingdom Service." We consider the act of “mobilizing” people a wonderful calling for Radiant Church. Radiant Church has increased our percentage of tithes and offering each year which goes to Missions. In 2017, that percentage has been set at 20%. We have also dedicated money to equip and empower other churches, pastors and ministry leaders in Michiana who may need a helping hand. Radiant Church has also dedicated a generous amount toward funding a Benevolence Ministry to help people within Radiant Church experiencing financial difficulties. (This is evaluated on a case by case basis).
The Mission Committee periodically reviews our commitments we make to people and ministries. We are interested in partnerships with like-hearted people who share a similar passion and vision for ministry. We are interested in ministry relationships that are on a first name basis. We also invest in ministries that are helping people and addressing causes that are near to our hearts at Radiant Church. A person or ministry in a committed relationship to Radiant Church may make written request of the missions committee for help toward mobilization efforts. We will consider each one on a per case basis. We also as well evaluate requests for support for short-term missions from those who are active in the ministries of Radiant Church.
Missions at Radiant
Ministry Partnerships of Radiant Church
Changes lives at Home and Abroad
Hope Mission helps the homeless and addicted find a new life off the streets in South Bend. They feed over 100 people daily. Radiant Church purchases, prepares and serves the residents of Hope and those living on the street a dinner on the 2nd Friday of each month.
Women's Care Center
Women's Care Center is a ministry to women in Michiana who are in crisis over being pregnant. The center offers medical assistance, vitamins, counseling, clothing, education, and many more services. Ellen Summer is the director and our ministry contact.
Indiana Right to Life
Indiana Right to Life is a Pro-life advocate for the unborn among the Indiana state legislature.
Roma Learning to Fly/Bill Howell
Roma Learning to Fly is committed to seeing transformation in the lives of Roma people in Eastern Europe. Key methods used are advocacy, education, and job skill training.
Rick and Terry Emerick
Rick and Terry are teachers at Roslyn Academy in Nairobi, Kenya, and serve as important "on the ground" representatives of Compassion For Africa where they link with the children and pastors at the Cana Home in the slums of Mukuru Valley.
Suzanna is an Argentine Assembly of God missionary to the Amazon jungle of Ecuador.
Caleb and Carolina Wilson
Caleb Wilson serves as the high school Chaplin at Alliance Academy in Quito, Ecuador. This is a Christian school that has drawn many internationals, most of whom do not know the Lord. Caleb has a passion for worship and is developing worship teams among high school students at the school. Carolina is the head of the Spanish Department and teaches at the school as well.
North Central Indiana Adult & Teen Challenge
Adult & Teen Challenge's mission is to assist teens and adults in gaining freedom from addiction and walk in recovery through Christ.
Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope distributes large scale provision and faith into difficult parts of the world.
Give Hope 2 Kids/The Furrows
Jason and Sarah Furrow founded GiveHope2Kids in 2006. THey serve as the directors of a Children's Home in rural Honduras, giving a home and family to orphaned and abandoned kids. THeir ministry has expanded to include education and outreach for the extended community and self-sustainability through agriculture.
Seed of Hope
Sudheer Kumar is the president of EARE (Seed of Hope in the US) Ministries, which carries the compassion of Jesus to the hidden places and unreached people of India.
Ryan and Andria Crozier are ministering in Romania toward the prevention of human trafficking. They have developed their own education outreach to teens in that country. They are also highly effective at linking the various ministries dealing with human trafficking into a common network of cooperation.
Compassion For Africa
The mission of CFA is to birth a new future for abandoned and orphaned children in Kenya and Uganda by providing love, food, faith, and education.
Sean and Lydia H.
Sean and Lydia serve with Hope Unlimited Church in urban church planting, pastoring, and children's ministries in Hyderabad, India. Involved in teaching ministry for many years, Sean has a heart for training and equipping believers from all walks of life to find, understand, and fulfill God's purposes for their lives. The work in Hyderabad has a vision for mobilizing these believers for outreach to surrounding rural towns and villages, where 70% of India's 1.3 billion people live.
SPA/ Sandra Bontrager
Pastor Sandra Bontrager is the founder of SPA, an educational and faith-based residential home that offers women in Northern Indiana a safe environment to make positive and permanent life changes. SPA is a Christ-centered, comprehensive treatment program that empowers women to address the root causes of life-controlling issues and addictions in order to live productive lives of recovery.
Right to Life Michiana
Right to Life Michiana is dedicated to promoting life through education and advocacy.
Light to Israel
Mike and Angela Hersche are based in Israel's upper Galilee region in the Jordan Valley, where they have lived and worked for over 16 years ministering to the Jewish people.
Barb and Steve Coyle
Steve is a St. Joseph County Jail Chaplin helping prisoners find hope in Christ in South Bend, IN.
Samuel and Sandra Gutierus
Samuel and Sandra minister to the Cofanes Tribe in the jungles of Northern Ecuador.
Pastor Maroon Rahab
Pastor Maroon Rahab ministers to the Palestinian people in Israel.
Pastor Zhoro and Mariyana Penchev
Pastor Zhoro and Marianna Penchev are the founders of New Life Ministry and minister to the Roma people in Bulgeria, Turkey, and Greece.