You have a God-given desire to be wholehearted and to live for something bigger than yourself. You are most alive when you give all to Jesus and follow him with everything. That is what Radiant Intensive is about; a year given to seeking Jesus and spend yourself on advancing His kingdom.
Radiant Intensive was created to allow you to have a major role in the launch of Radiant Church, to be a part of a fervent community of faith-filled believers, pursue the dreams of God over your life, grow in your personal calling and giftings, be personally discipled by the Radiant Church team, and partner in prayer for a move of God in our day.
Next year could be one of the most important years of your life. Not just based on where you go or what you do, but based on who you will become. At Radiant Intensive, we are looking for young men and women who want to grow in passion for Jesus and advance His kingdom in this generation. We want to invite you to come and be on the front lines of what God is doing at Radiant Church.
Go deeper in your walk with Jesus. Find community. Pray hard. Advance the kingdom. Join us!
For the Lamb’s Reward,
Dan and Amy Perkins
Radiant Intensive Directors
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Radiant Intensive is a unique and innovative program designed to disciple and equip young adults at Radiant Church in Kansas City. Through prayer, discipleship, teaching and hands on ministry, you will grow in passion for Jesus, develop greater depth in your relationship with Christ and be a part of a like-hearted community serving to build a thriving local church while having the ability to pursue your education and career. We are radically committed to making disciples and developing leaders. We beleive that it is crucial that students are a part of a like-hearted community, pursuing Jesus, and being equipped and empowered as a leader to impact this generation during these years.
For over a decade, we have called young people to live the Vow. Over 40,000 have signed up to aim at living with passion for Jesus, being a person of prayer, living set apart, and making a difference in their generation. The Desperation Vow is a commitment to the Lord and not a formalization that you will never fall short of these convictions, but an establishment that you desire to live by these ideas. Your Radiant Intensive year is designed to help you live the Vow.
God visits desperate people. The desperate ones are those that have tasted of God and long for more of Him and His purpose. God reveals Himself to people that ache, pray, and fast. He draws near to those that draw near to Him. In view of that, I vow to daily carve out a regular time to be with God, to read my Bible, and pray.
God delights in my prayers. Every prayer matters to Him. My prayers draw me closer to God and advance the kingdom of God. It is my conviction that God wants His sons and daughters to always pray and not give up. In view of that, I vow to participate in a corporate prayer meeting every week.
God wants me to be holy. He is holy and perfect. My choices matter to God. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, I choose to bend my life around God so that my daily choices reflect Him. In view of that, I vow to fast one day per week. This fast will serve as a living reminder to forgo earthly things and be consumed with God.
Jesus commands me to continue His mission by taking the gospel to all people. The destiny of every person matters to Jesus. This year, I vow to focus my time, energy and resources to win one person to Jesus.
Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god. They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob. ~ Psalm 24:3-6
Spiritual fervency is what unites us. A.W. Tozer once wrote, “To have found God and still to pursue Him is the soul's paradox of love.” This is who we are. We are those that have tasted and seen and it only causes us to long for more of Jesus. Hunger is the reason that we come, it is the reason that we stay, it is the reason that we will go.
One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. ~ Psalm 27:4
You were created to worship. Through our worship we declare a greater reality, we can endure all circumstances, and we establish the kingdom of God. We will be those that worship Jesus with our song and our lives.
Your people shall be volunteers in the day of Your power; in the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth. ~ Psalm 110:3
God is holy and perfect. He calls us to live set apart unto Him, to live in the beauty of holiness. My choices matter to God. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we choose to bend our lives around God so that our daily choices reflect Him.
I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me. ~ Isaiah 6:8
We believe that God does not just call the qualified; he qualifies the willing. He is looking to advance His kingdom by partnering with those that love Him and desire to serve Him. Above all else, we want to be a people that are willing, obedient, and available to our Lord.
You will be a part of personal discipleship and coaching. Discipleship is the way that Jesus raised up those that would “turn the world upside-down.” Paul said, “Follow me as I follow Christ.” We believe in biblical, personal discipleship in order that we grow more into His likeness.
You will be a part of a purposeful and dynamic community of like-hearted Christ followers that encourage, challenge, serve, love, and sharpen one-another. We call this a fellowship of burning hearts.
You are invited to be a part of something bigger than yourself; God is moving across the earth and you have a part to play. As part of a dynamic church plant in Kansas City, domestic ministry, and global missions, we have a mission to advance the kingdom of God.
We want to see an outpouring of the Holy Spirit with salvation, encounter, signs and wonders, unto loving Jesus with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength.
We believe that prayer is not only the primary means of advancing God’s Kingdom on the earth, but it also serves as the greatest discipleship mechanism there is. Our goal is to change the earth through our prayers as well as change our own hearts in love for God and His word. Each student will participate in prayer meetings throughout the week. Our prayer meeting format combines prayer and worship.
We want to always be learning and growing. Leaders are readers. We will study the scriptures, theology, practical ministry, and leadership while reading books that will call you higher and deeper in your devotion to Jesus.
Honest and vulnerable relationships centered around wholehearted devotion to Jesus is crucial to our longevity in following hard after God. You will be in a group with a staff leader and other fellow students to share your heart, encourage, and challenge each other on a weekly basis. These groups are created for the purpose of accountability, discipleship, and friendship.
We are in this city to reach this city. Each week we will take an afternoon to be intentional to evangelize, serve, prayer walk, and engage in city events to spread the Gospel as well as spread the word about Radiant Church.
A new church plant takes a lot of manpower. Ministry does not just take place from the stage, but the hours behind the scenes to make every moment of the worship service to community building possible. We will serve selflessly and work diligently to make Radiant Church excellent in all ministry endeavors.
Crucial to discipleship is finding your purpose and setting practical steps to walk it out. You will be challenged to aggressively steward your gifts, calling and talents through individual equipping and empowering. Each semester you will establish a development plan and accountability for your personalized projects. You’ll have time each week to study/research, experience, and receiving coaching.
September 2017-July 2018
Tuition Cost: $2,000 (Work scholarship events to supplement cost available)
Includes: Retreats | Apparel | Books | Training | Events
Cost covers retreat, apparel, all reading materials, community building events, group teaching and discipleship with experienced ministry leaders.
Along with the many housing options available around Kansas City, students have the opportunity to rent rooms or rental properties from families of Radiant Church. These families have agreed to open their homes at a reduced rate in order to make it easier for students to be a part of Radiant Intensive. Monthly rent + utilities vary and can range from $200-$300 that will be paid directly to the home owner.
Students will likely be rooming with other students in the program and will need to furnish their bedroom.
For more information, contact us at RadIntensive@gmail.com.