Relationships as God Intended
In Radiant Groups, we don’t want to settle for relationships a mile wide and an inch deep. We want to experience deep, life-giving relationships. As a church, we are devoted to meaningful relationships where God is working for His glory, our growth and for the good of others.
We’re a Church of Small GroupsGod works in all kinds of ways, but above all, He works through people. Do you have someone who encourages you? Prays with you? Do you have someone to hold you accountable? Relationships aren’t a nice add-on to the Christian life; they are essential to our souls.
In Groups We…
Share Our Lives
We want to cultivate deep relationships that are rooted in authenticity.Play Video
Serve One Another
We want to create a culture of care that pursues mutual ministry.Play Video
Apply God's Word
We want to be doers of the Word because Scripture is our authority.Play Video
Depend On God
We want to lean on God’s supernatural work to bring spiritual maturity.Play Video
Frequently Asked Questions
Where & when do Radiant Groups meet?
Small groups meet in various homes on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. We currently have groups in Avon, Brownsburg, Plainfield, Danville, Pittsboro and Indianapolis.
How often do Radiant Groups meet?
Groups meet three times a month and typically have one week off each month. Most groups meet a total of 24 to 26 times a year.
How long do groups last?
Each small group session lasts around 12 weeks. We have a fall session that runs from mid-August to December. And we have a winter/spring session that goes from mid-January to early May. Groups do not meet during the summer.
What does each group look like?
Most groups have 10–14 members and gather together for two hours. This time revolves around group discussion and breakout, where men gather with men and women gather with women for prayer and accountability.
What is the commitment?
Joining a Radiant Group requires a 12-week commitment to attend the weekly meetings and prepare ahead of time. Commitment is key to building group momentum and deep relationships. We understand that illness, work commitments and family trips come up; however, the depth of each small group depends on the commitment of each member.
How important are small groups at Radiant?
Small groups are the heartbeat of our church. They’re the place where the discipleship of the church takes place during the week as groups study God’s Word, support one another and share their lives. We believe meeting together on a regular basis is time well spent. Over the years, 70% or more of our adults have been involved in our small group ministry.
Is childcare provided?
No. Small groups are for adults only but exceptions can be made for newborns who are nursing. Parents are responsible for arranging childcare during small group. This can include hiring a babysitter, coordinating childcare with other families in your group or swapping childcare with someone from another small group who meets on a different night.
How are groups selected?
While there is no specific formula for assigning members into various groups, some factors include: group size, available openings, stage of life, location, requested person(s) and the dynamics of each small group.
Do I have to be a member of the church to join a small group?
Membership is not required in order to join a small group, but we do expect that every person who is in a small group consider our church to be their church home.
What We’re Currently StudyingGod’s plan has always been to raise a particular sort of people whose hearts, affections and passions align with His. God wants His people to live according to His standards and submit their lives to His way. This is why the path Jesus lays out is not a life of comfort, pleasure or self-help. It’s a life of holiness, humility and love. The bar of discipleship is high. The cost is great. His standards are clear. Look around. You’re standing in it right now. You’re in His kingdom. The question is, are you living as a citizen of heaven or earth?
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