The vision for Resplendent Light is “To become a body of believers who reflect the character of Christ; and to make a spiritual impact on the community around us.”
We have joined the efforts of those organizations already engaged with active and effective ministries in the community and through collaboration we all believe we can make a positive spiritual difference with our neighbors together.
Westside Food Bank (WFB) is one the largest providers of food and staple items for the homeless and less fortunate families and college students in Santa Monica and Westside areas. We join together with other non-profit organizations and churches, collecting food items and toiletries items for distribution through the WFB.
Many first generation Japanese who temporarily live in Los Angeles will return to Japan after their time in L.A. We at Resplendent Light Community Church welcome these Returnees and want to help them in practical ways during their stay here. Through the Diaspora Ministry, Doug and Haunani seek to share the gospel, disciple and help prepare them for their return to Japan.
Surf Ventures hosts a monthly “On the Beach” fellowship time at the Bay Street parking lot. We join together with other churches to fellowship and pray with those visiting the Santa Monica beach area. We engage with local residents, tourist from other countries with food, beverages and the Good News of Jesus Christ.
We join with other Faith based organizations, non-profits, hospitals, City of Santa Monica, City & County of Los Angeles, State and Federal Offices of government to strategically address the issues of homelessness together. We meet to coordinate efforts and participate in quarterly outreach efforts to the homeless and families who need financial assistance, housing, legal advice, clothing or referrals to medical institutions.
We support and assist with the Santa Monica Police Department through the Chaplaincy Program as volunteers when needed. We are on call for a period of 7 days each month in case of emergencies in the field or to minister to staff within the Department. Currently the Chief of Police has allowed us to volunteer twice a week providing counsel or listening ear for both sworn and non-sworn personnel on site.