OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE AT CHURCH
April 10th - December 31st, 2018
“Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper [door holder] in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.” —Psalm 84:10
WHAT IS A DOOR HOLDER?
We say Door Holders instead of volunteers because volunteers can sound like people who randomly sign up and hopefully show up, while Door Holders take ownership and take great pleasure in opening a way for others to see and experience Jesus.
Who we are:
Door Holders are people who take great pleasure in opening the way for others to experience Jesus.
What we do:
Door Holders see and serve the people they encounter throughout our House.
- Hospitality Team.
- Cafe Team.
- Parking Team.
- Tech Team.
- Worship Team.
- Sound Team.
- Usher Team.
- Children's Ministry Team.
- Youth Ministry Team.
- Care Team.
- Prayer Team.
- Life Group Facilitators.
Child Dedication @ Church
April 10th - December 31st, 2018
PARENTS: Periodically, we offer opportunities for our parents of young children or babies, to publicly DEDICATE their child(ren) to the Lord. This tends to be a very meaningful experience for you, as a parent, and for our church family.
Parents, you will be committing to accept the role of primary spiritual leader of your child(ren) and this moment can empower you to do that.
Your church family will also commit to supporting you and your role of spiritual leader.
This child dedication does not take the place of the child’s decision to trust Jesus as their Savior at some point.
Child Dedication is when the parents decide to raise their children in a Christian home. Baptism is when the person decides to trust/follow Jesus.
Here is a sneak peak at what takes place.
INTRODUCE THE FAMILY
If you are extended family and friends, please stand so we can recognize you.
We ask the parents to write and read a special blessing for their child. There’s something special about speaking a blessing over a child in this moment.
READING THE BLESSING
Now, will you be willing to read your blessing to child’s name and allow us to listen in support?
CHARGING THE PARENTS & FAMILY
Will you, as child’s name family, promise to love him/her unconditionally as God loves you? Will you promise to teach him/her to pray so he/she can learn how to talk with and listen to God? Will you demonstrate what it looks like to trust God in every area of your life, so that he/she can see what it looks like to trust God? Will you read the Bible to him/her so that he/she can appreciate God’s Word as a light to direct his/her path in life? Will you teach him/her the value of godly love, compassion, service and generosity? Will you make sure child’s name_ grows up in the family of God by faithfully participating in church?
We as members of Radiant Life Fellowship also have a responsibility to these families as they guide their children toward a loving relationship with God.
CHARGE TO THE CHURCH FAMILY
Will you commit to pray for this family and for child’s name_____? Will you look for opportunities to talk about God with _child’s name______ and demonstrate what it looks like to trust God with every area of your life? Will you help child’s name__ be a part of the family of God here at Radiant Life Fellowship and he/she discovers how God has uniquely created him/her for His purposes.
Present each family with a certificate and a Bible
Childcare Reimbursement Form
April 20th - December 31st, 2020
We understand that the expense of childcare can be a deterrent to participating in a Life Group (or Leadership Training or Adult Discipleship event). Because we are committed to removing as many obstacles as possible, the church reimburses group participants (who request it) at a predetermined rate for their childcare expenses, if needed.
HOW THE PROCESS WORKS
- You find and schedule a babysitter.
- You pay the babysitter.
You submit the completed form to the church within 14 days of Group Meeting:
•Mail it to the church PO Box 331 Huntersville, NC 28070 •Turn it in the offering basket (or Joy Bucket) on Sundays •Email it to the church Book Keeperfirstname.lastname@example.org
Radiant Life will reimburse you according to the “childcare reimbursement chart”. If you choose to pay the babysitter more that is up to you.
A reimbursement check is mailed to you at the end of each month
Please note that childcare reimbursement requests will only be accepted for Life Group events occurring within the last 30 days.
Community Groups Night
April 29th, 2018
We hope everyone who attends Radiant Life finds lasting community, as a part of God’s family, here.
CLICK HERE TO CHOOSE A LIFE GROUP. THEN SIGN UP FOR THAT LIFE GROUP AND YOU'LL BE SET UP FOR OUR UPCOMING COMMUNITY GROUPS NIGHT
When you sign up for a Life Group, that secures your spot around that table.
Life Groups are limited to a max of 10 people.
SUNDAY, April 29 (7:00-8:15pm) @ the Youth Building
111 S. Old Statesville Road
Community Group Nights are an essential part of the life of our House because this is when all of our Life Groups gather under one roof. Community Group Nights are intentionally designed to give everyone a place to belong and be cared for by providing a small step into a Life Group, as well as a sustaining model to help ongoing Life Groups thrive.
If you would like to get plugged into our House, Community Group Nights are a great place to connect and begin to feel at home at Radiant Life.
Please register for a specific Life Group, listed on our website, so you can secure your seat around that table.
Sunday Baptism (May 6)
May 6th, 2018
Baptism is an outward symbol of your inner faith in Jesus. It’s taking your faith in Jesus public! Jesus asked all His followers to take the plunge.
ARE YOU READY TO GO PUBLIC WITH YOUR FAITH IN JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? Let us know by signing up here. Pastor Chris will be in touch with you to talk through the details. We are excited that you are considering baptism.
Movies In The Park (Blythe Bus Lot)
June 1st, 2018
The year, we are doing Movies In The Park in the Bus Parking Lot of Blythe Elementary School on Friday, June 1st. We are inviting all the families from this school. We’ll be using our gigantic inflatable screen and booming sound system to feature a family-friendly popular movie.
Movies In The Park gives us a chance to draw a large crowd, from the community, show them loving hospitality, and invite them to church.
We’re going to need lots of DOOR-HOLDERS (what we call volunteers) to pull off this big event. Would you please sign up to volunteer. We’ll make sure all of you get a Radiant Life T-Shirt.
Centri Kid Camp
June 11th - June 15th, 2018
3rd -- 6th Grade Kids Summer Camp
CentriKid is a high energy, intentional, gospel-centered overnight camp for
3rd-6th graders. Their mission is to help kids experience the time of their lives and learn more about the message of Jesus Christ. This takes place through track times, rec, worship, Bible study, church group time, and a variety of other fun events. CentriKid Camps are committed to providing content that is rooted in Scripture, a safe location, kid-friendly programming, and staffers who are deeply invested in your kids. LOCATION: Gardner-Webb University
COST: $300 ($50 deposit by 02/11)
Crossroads 2018 Youth Summer Camp July 16-20
July 16th - July 20th, 2018
Let's get registered!
Super Early Bird: Cost $325 ($50 Deposit due by February 28; balance due by May 20)
Early Bird: Cost $340 ($50 Deposit is due by March 28; balance due by May 20)
On Time Bird: Cost $360 ($50 Deposit by April 28; balance due by May 20)
You can also make payments to Janet Swearngan on Sundays,
or mail payments to PO BOX 331 Huntersville, NC 28070,
in order to secure your spot.
At this point, we've only reserved 25 spots, including adult chaperones.
Your camp cost covers all meals (the new dining commons at Anderson University is very exceptionally and has a ton of great options), dorm housing, all activities/services/etc. for the entire duration of camp and transportation!
Crossroads Summer Camp is located at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina (right below Greenville). Crossroads Summer Camp is at the heartbeat of Clayton King Ministries.
Here's a link to a video that will give you a taste of our theme for summer: Crossroads
As far as activities go, we'll have adventure activities like an obstacle course, a day at the lake, and an original field game called EPIC World Domination, athletic tournaments, creative activities like an art studio, open mic, and talent show, and a quad activity area that includes cornhole, quiz bowl, dance, improv, gaga ball, nine-square and more.
Crossroads has high-quality speakers and worship leaders, but what truly sets Crossroads apart is their summer camp staff. They hire and train the best college students from across the US, and they're eager to pour into our students and develop long-lasting relationships with them.