From the Senior Pastor
Welcome to Radiant Life Church Online
From left: Davene, Pastor, Seth, Tabitha, & Josh Pearcy
Radiant Life has a rich heritage of over 60 years of ministry in Northwest Arkansas; yet we are contemporary and desire to communicate God's Word in a real and relevant way. We refuse to worship the past or settle for the present, but are hungry for the future. Radiant Life is a place for new beginnings. We believe that no matter what you've done or where you've been, God's grace is available.
Radiant Life is a multicultural ministry made up of people from many nations of the world. Currently people from 14 nations of the world call Radiant Life home but no matter where you are from, in Christ we can have assurance of where we are going.
We are a sending church. We are focused on raising up and equipping people to fulfil God-ordained purpose. We are not about how many we can "seat in church" but how many we can equip and send out to minister. The majority of the ministry of Radiant Life Church takes place outside of "service" times, in many locations throughout our community.
We are not a perfect church. Actually someone once said "NO PERFECT PEOPLE ALLOWED". That is what we are- imperfect people striving to become more Christ-like; not just on Sundays, but every day of our lives.
We hope that you will enjoy your online experience and are able to get a sense of what Radiant Life is all about. If you are looking for a church home we invite you to come and visit us at 915 West Central. Radiant has a place for you! I am confident that when you step in the doors you will experience the excitement of God's people and discover for yourself why people of all ages and religious backgrounds call Radiant Life Church... home.
Pastor Galen Pearcy
Below you will find the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What can I expect when I visit Radiant Life Church?
We now have three weekend services that have the same basic format, with the same preaching theme. Before and after each service coffee and pastries are available in the Welcome Center.
- Saturday evening service begins at 6pm & concludes at 7:15pm.
Periodically we will host special events on Saturday nights including: Christmas Among the Nations, Ole McDonalds Farm, Candlelight Communion, etc. After the service we distribute grocery packs in the Welcome Center. As with each of the services there is coffee and pastries before and after service
- Our First Service on Sunday mornings begins at 9:10a.m. & concludes at 10:10a.m.
- The Second Service on Sunday mornings begins at 10:40a.m. & concludes at 12noon.
We never want to rush what the Holy Spirit is doing in people’s lives but we also understand and respect others time restraints; the ending times could vary slightly depending on the length of the altar prayer time.
Our Wednesday evening service begins at 7 p.m. & concludes at 8:15p.m.
Our adults meet in the South building “Welcome Center” for Bible Study.
“Ignite” youth (7th-12th grades) meet on the lower level of the South building
Elementary children & Preschool children meet separately on the lower level of the South building.
Our weekend services usually begin with worship, announcements, prayer, offering and a message. The preaching is normally brought to us by our senior pastor Galen Pearcy but occasionally there will be guest missionaries or evangelists who will fill the pulpit. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PASTOR AND HIS STAFF. We will conclude with a time of prayer and reflection in response to the word that has been delivered.
We encourage you to visit in person and check us out to see if this is the church for you. Every service is different so come and visit several times in a row so you can give yourself time to meet great people and connect with others who want to know more about God.
First Weekend of the month we emphasize missions and receive an offering for our many missionaries around the globe & Fourth Weekend of the Month Communion is served.
2. What about the worship?
We believe in God honoring worship that lifts the hearts of man to the throne of God. Our music style is contemporary and we seek to be led by the Spirit in all we do. Typically we will sing 4-5 songs, but it may vary from time to time as the Spirit leads. God has blessed us with quality musicians who have been trained to lead us into entering in to the presence of God.
3. Where are you located?
The main campus is at 915 West Central. We are conveniently located west of the intersection at Central Avenue and Walton Blvd, in Bentonville, AR.
4. When are your services?
Saturday evening at 6 p.m., Sunday 9:10 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. Our midweek service is Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.
5. Do you have small groups?
Yes, we have a variety of life groups (doing life together) that meet throughout the week and many locations and times. Life Groups allow you to meet other people and families to develop relationships that will spur your relationship with God. As the church grows, groups allow us to “stay small” and connected to each other. Groups are available for all ages and interests.
6. What should I wear to church?
Come in what is comfortable for you and you will find people dressed just like you! You will notice everything from casual to business suits at our services. At Radiant Life you will find it’s not about what you look like or what you wear.
7. Will I feel uncomfortable as a visitor?
We hope not! We have visitors most weekend services and try to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome.
8. Where should I park when I arrive?
On Central Avenue you will see a light grey building with a steeple.
If you have children you may choose to park in the East parking lot (near the children’s entrances).
Additional parking can be found around the older building on West Central. Our parking attendants will be happy to assist you to find a parking spot, if needed.
9. As a visitor what door should I enter through?
On the West side of the metal building is the main entrance to the sanctuary. When you enter the double glass doors; on the right is our "worship center" and to the left is our “welcome center.” Help yourself to our FREE coffee bar, iced tea, water and a delicious selection of sweets. Relax in front of our cherrywood fireplace and visit with new friends and fellow believers until service time. This welcome center is also open after service to give you an opportunity to visit with our pastor and other members of our pastoral staff. If you have a question just ask one of the greeters (will have name tag) and they will be happy to direct you where you need to go.
10. What about my children?
Your children are a top priority to all of us at Radiant Life. You will find well trained teachers who LOVE to minister to children on a level they can understand.
Preschool Department (birth- Kindergarten)
Nursery and Preschool meet in the first floor of the South building, enter through the double steel doors & turn left.
Preschool class meets in room 103 and Nursery in rooms 101 and 102. Our trained childcare workers are eager to minister to your children as you recieve from the Lord in the made service.
For parent’s assurance:
The exterior building doors are equipped with panic bars and secured during services.
You can monitor your little ones during worship service via close circuit monitors.
Our teachers are CPR trained and have gone through a screening process.
Elementary Students (1st-6th)
On Saturday nights the Elementary class meets on the first floor of the South building. Our discipleship director Sarah Bedgood takes special care and personally teaches this class.
During the 9:10 a.m. service we have a Sunday School class format taught by a seasoned children's teacher Sally Shorter in room 106 of the South building.
During the 10:40 a.m. service “ONE WAY KIDZ” is held in the North building fellowship hall, led by our children's pastor TaQuana Cooper. Children enjoy energetic Bible based teachings and activities.
Elementary students are in the first floor of the South Building on Wednesday nights.
We are committed to making these services exciting and Christ-centered so that they will have fun learning and want to come back again and again.
11. Will I be asked to give an offering?
An offering will be received after a short teaching time about the principles of giving. As guests this offering is NOT for you, it is for our members.
12. Do I need to become a member?
No, all are welcome to worship with us at Radiant Life Church. If you are interested in finding out more about membership at Radiant Life, we do have membership classes periodically throughout the year.
13. Do you serve communion "the Lord's Supper" during services?
Communion is normally observed on fourth weekend of the month is open to everyone who has received Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour and living a consistent Christian life, regardless of denominational affiliation.
14. Are your sermons on the internet?
Yes, sermons can be downloaded free from our website podcast or from the iTunes store.
15. What does this church believe?
a. We believe the Bible is the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
b. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
c. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
d. We believe that for salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
e. We believe that the full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service.
f. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; that they are saved unto the resurrection of life; and that they are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
g. We believe that deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.
h. We believe in the imminent return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
16. Where does the money go that is given to the church?
All the financial gifts are placed into an FDIC insured bank deposited by our finance team. Our finance team then pays the bills (utilities, mortgage, insurance, and salaries), the expenses of all the ministries of the church (maintenance and gas for the buses, food for the breakfast ministry, Mobile Kidz Blast, various outreaches and other ministries), etc. Funds also are distributed to missionaries and missions organizations (a list is on our church website). Other than a small reserve held for emergencies, all additional funds are sown into various ministries.
17. Why should people tithe and give offerings to the church?
The principle of tithing (giving 10% of our income) is the scripturally directed process of submitting our material and financial interests to God’s leadership and plan. According to scripture He is central to every facet of our lives, including our finances. Offerings are above and beyond the tithe. They are our way of placing God first in our life.
18. What denomination are you a part of?
Radiant Life Church is a non-denominational church. For accountability purposes, we are members of the Full Gospel Evangelistic Association (FGEA). We are also connected to the Victory Fellowship of Ministries (VFM) in Tulsa, OK. We are committed to reaching people with the love of God, touching lives with the Word of God, and making a difference in our neighborhoods, communities, nation, and the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
19. Does Radiant Life Church support a political candidate or party?
No, we do not. We speak from the pulpit about values that guide our lives and provide Bible-based teaching on these issues, which we focus on throughout the year, not just at elections. Our church has not and will not, ever endorse or financially support one party or candidate over another.
20. How can I get connected and involved in a ministry?
When entering the main lobby of the South building you will find many brochures of the ministries and missions of RLC. You will find a brochure with various ministry opportunities listed. One way to get connected is by attending our “coffee with the pastor” and our “membership class” which meet periodically on Sunday’s at 9:30am in the pastor’s office.
Life groups are another great way to connect. In each of these, you can build friendships, learn more about the life of our church, and have the opportunity to grow in your faith.
Midweek services are another way to have a small group environment to meet people at Radiant Life. Feel free to attend any of these venues.