For over 15 years, we have been a part of New Life Church in Colorado Springs as staff with Desperation Ministries; Dan starting in 2001 and Amy in 2004. We have had the incredible opportunity to call young people to live in desperate pursuit of God. This has included leading thousands of hours in prayer at the World Prayer Center, weekly discipleship of hundreds of college-aged adults, and traveling globally to lead tours, conferences and mission trips. We hear testimonies of these young people who are now in their 30s, still committing to follow Jesus wholeheartedly but now through their careers and families.

In addition to these opportunities, God has continued to stretch and challenge us as His followers. There has been a season of change the last couple of years which has caused us to lean further into the Lord for His direction and vision for our lives. During this time, the Lord has confirmed and cemented in our hearts the desire to disciple young adults to: have a passion for Jesus, live consecrated, have a conviction for prayer, and have an impact in their generation. We have loved our time at New Life Church and having been a part of an awesome ministry. We have grown up as Christ followers and pastors, and even started our family here. We are forever grateful for these years. But more recently, Jesus has invited us to take a risk, step out of the boat and follow Him on a new adventure. We have chosen to follow Him, to do what He has placed in our heart, and in such, to be a part of what He is doing at Radiant Church in Kansas City. So here we go…

We could not be more excited to help launch Radiant Church with David and Renata Perkins. Their mission is to reach people with a life-giving message of the Gospel, who will then become wholehearted disciples of Jesus that light up the world. Everything about this mission resonates with who God has called us to be. Specifically, we will be launching Radiant Internship. We feel called to disciple and empower young believers, within the culture of Radiant Church, that willingly sacrifice in order to advance the kingdom and see God move in this generation. This program will draw on our experiences with Desperation and challenge us as we set off on the new adventures of church planting.

Join us! Find community! Go deeper in your walk with Jesus! Pray hard! Reach a generation!

Dan and Amy Perkins

Radiant Internship Directors