Introducing People To The Life God Intended

Brandon Goff. Lead Pastor of Radiate Church in Columbia, SC. Married to Megan, 2 kids - Brody and Kiley.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Fast Five: "Sexcellence" 2/14/16

Here's your Fast Five recap for our talk about Sexcellence yesterday!

1. Sex was created to be great, within the right context!
2. If you won't show your spouse you're passionate about them, you won't be intimate together
3. You won't be truly intimate with your spouse until you have their trust
4. Long before you ever "make a move", you build intimacy.
5. God is an expert at making unholy things holy again!

Use the hashtag #lovesongrc

Don't forget... March 6th we move service times from 9:30 and 11am to 10 and 11:30am!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Why Should I Go To Church?

Church. It's really a polarizing subject with many people. There's many topics that people seem to debate within and about the Church. Should they be tax exempt? Should they discuss politics? Should you just attend? Is the Tithe still applicable today? Should you be involved? But, perhaps the most discussed topic about the Church is this... Why should I even go?

It's a legitimate question. I mean, we do have a lot of things vying for our attention right? Kids, spouses, jobs, finances, sports, hobbies, etc, etc. The reality is... do we even have time to attend Church? I mean, after all, it IS the only day of the week we get to sleep in right? Because we can't sleep in and rest on Saturdays, after all, we have football games to attend, sports to play, and other things to do... we can't sacrifice those things, but Church we can sacrifice. I mean, it is JUST Church!

"And He puts all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the FULLNESS of Him who fills all in all." (Ephesians 1:22-23, NASB... emphasis added)

So, Jesus is over all things and has authority over all things. If you have ANY familiarity with Church at all, you've probably heard that Jesus has authority over everything. That's not really the part I want to discuss today, but it is interesting to note that nothing we face on this earth is above the name of Jesus!

But, here's the interesting portion of scripture here... it says Jesus has authority and "head" over all things TO THE CHURCH... Which is HIS BODY! The Church is WAY more than a building, windows, doors, parking lots, and coffee in the lobby. All of those things are great and important, and in my opinion vital to church growth. But what does that have to do with going to Church? This... when we commit to being part of a Church we are agreeing and committing to part of the BODY of JESUS! You're not just committing to a saved seat each week, but you're literally committing to being part of the Body of Jesus... which is the body of power, authority, love, grace, goodness, sacrifice, mercy, and so much more!

Then the scripture makes another bold accusation about the Church... the Church is the FULLNESS of Jesus. In short, here's why you should go to Church... because you want love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, purpose, hope, promise... but you cannot FULLY have it until you are connected to His body! Therefore, through transaction, you cannot be fully walking in everything Jesus has to offer unless you are a part of a Church!

Jesus discusses in Matthew that HE is building the Church. 1 Corinthians says that GOD causes the growth of the Church. Going to Church isn't just about attending, about consuming, about setting an alarm clock. Committing to the Church is much more about being part of the FULLNESS of everything that Jesus is...TOGETHER!

So, you make the decision. Should you go to Church? I say "yes", others say "no"... I believe Jesus says "yes". Been hurt by Church? Join the club. Think Church is a bunch of hypocrites? Join the club. You don't want to stick out like a sore thumb? Join the club.

1. Decide if you want to be part of the FULLNESS of Jesus.
2. Find a Church in your area.
3. Go to Churches until you find one you GROW in!
4. COMMIT and go!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Fast Five: "Faithful Attraction"

1. Your abilities will get you attention, your character will gain you influence.

2. In order for anyone else to respect me, I must first respect myself!

3. Don't expect a quality relationship without quality standards

4. If I can't encourage those I love, I must not love them too much!

5. I have to work on ME before I can work on YOU!

Enjoy your week!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Fast Five: "Cut it Out"

Here's your Fast Five update!

1. I can't give myself life. True life only comes from Jesus!
2. If I can't be uncomfortable, I'll never be successful
3. If I want to grow I have to be willing to be pruned
4. I can never become more if I can't become less
5. God must change things IN me before He can change things THROUGH me!

Join us this week as we begin our new Love Song series!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Fast Five Recap: "Cut The Bull" 1.24.16

Here's your Fast Five Recap for our "Cut The Bull" message yesterday!

1. Don't expect God to bless what He didn't build! #levelup
2. For me to rebuild my life I have to be willing to get dirty! #levelup
3. The more impossible the situation, the more possible it is for God! #levelup
4. It's my time to cut the bull and trust God! #levelup
5. I'll never move higher until I cut the cords that are holding me back! #levelup

See you next Sunday @ 9:30/11

Monday, January 18, 2016

1.18.16 - Fast Five - "We Need Each Other"

Before I type out our Fast Five takeaways from yesterday's amazing service, "We Need Each Other" I want to say "Thank You" to Dr. Martin Luther King. He was a pioneer, not just in racial equality but also in the voice of the church in America. Thank you Dr. King!


1. More ground gets covered when you're in groups!
2. We're ALL capable of making a difference
3. Doing life in groups prepares you to be the BEST you!
4. No one was created to do life alone
5. The church is most effective when we work together!

Use the hashtag "#levelup" and share these all over social media! Let's make a statement! See you and your guests next Sunday at 9:30 and 11am!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Fast Five Recap: "Work It Out"

Here's a recap for our "Level Up" series message from this Sunday "Work It Out". Tweet it, Facebook it, use it! As always you can hear the message at

1. The longer we wait to make the call, the more we postpone God's promises.
2. To level up I have to put off temporary comfort for future enjoyment.
3. If I won't withstand it, I will waiver in it.
4. My timing has to be based on God's clock!
5. To achieve the higher level, I have to operate higher than I'm currently at!

Tag with "@radiatechurch" and "#levelup"