Response to COVID-19

Dear Radiance Family,

By this time, all of us have been impacted in one way or another by the effects of COVID-19. Whatever you may be going through, our church is here for you, and we encourage you to reach out to our staff and leadership, and visit our Care page on our website. Additionally, we encourage all of us to find ways to support one another and serve our neighbors at this time. Visit our Serve page to find ways to get involved.

We pray that you will continue to partner with us as we look towards the future of Radiance Church and our further involvement in the Fillmore. Thank you for remaining faithful with us through every step of this journey. You have shown us that a global pandemic cannot stop God’s Church from loving, serving and restoring the brokenness of the world with the hope of Christ. We are honored to be your leaders and will continue to prayerfully love and serve you all. 

-Your Radiance Leadership

Guiding Principles for Regathering 

Why do we call it regathering? While secular institutions and our city have used the term “re-opening”, we felt this could be misleading because we firmly believe that our church has never closed. Regathering is not limited to just in-person, but we want to continue to grow in our ways to engage our church community virtually as well. 

  • We are committed to honoring God. 
  • We are committed to your spiritual, emotional, and physical health.
  • We are committed to gathering together in love. 
  • We are committed to being compassionate and caring for the members of our church and our community.
  • We are committed to remaining united. #BeKnit

Regathering Committee 

Radiance has formed a Regathering committee made up of Deacons and Staff with the following mission and vision. 


To set guidelines and safety procedures for physical regathering of church services and all other community gatherings. 

Prepare a safe and holy place of worship for our community - Haggai 1


To utilize physical space to create an atmosphere of spiritual growth as well as inspire commitment to the church's vision for the Fillmore 

Renew people’s zeal and calling to the church as their spiritual home - Psalm 69:9; John 2:17

Overview of Phases

Transition between Phases

Biblical: Conviction and leading of His Spirit 
Legal: State and local government regulations 

  • Number and trajectory of COVID-19 cases and symptoms in our area
  • Capacity of local hospitals in caring for COVID-19 cases
  • Each phase will have specific requirements 

Comfort of our members assessed by continual feedback from congregation
Safety and Preparation Logistics and training including building safety, sanitation and seating‍
Creative avenues to continue to grow our virtual worship service and presence

Where Are We Now?

Radiance is now operating its services and events fully in-person!

However, we do ask that those feeling unwell or experiencing cold/flu-like symptoms to refrain from attending in-person events.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with any of these symptoms may have COVID-19. PLEASE evaluate before coming to church in-person, or discuss with check-in staff prior to proceeding into the main sanctuary building.

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever

OR, if you have had at least two of these symptoms below within the last 7 days: 

  • Chills Muscle or Body aches
  • Headache 
  • Sore throat 
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or Runny Nose
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

A Coronavirus Self-Checker is available on the CDC website as well: 

Furthermore, for any church member or guest who may fall into one of the following categories, we recommend that you quarantine at home, and follow up with your physician or a health care professional immediately for further clinical guidance: 

  • You or a member of your family are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or not feeling well
  • OR, if you or anyone you have been in regular contact with, has tested positive for COVID-19
  • OR, if anyone in your family, or anyone you have been in regular contact with, is awaiting Covid-19 test results due to symptoms or high risk exposure

If these conditions apply to you, we respectfully ask that you stay home and participate in worship online to reduce community exposure. Immediate communication and notification to the church as well, will help us to assess any potential impact on the Radiance Christian Church community and church family.


For a more detailed look at our Regathering Plan & volunteer training material, please download the Radiance Regathering Plan pdf. For questions or concerns regarding any of the above, please feel free to contact our pastoral staff at