At Courageous Life Church we believe that at a healthy church, everyone gives and everyone receives. We encourage each member that attends to find ways to serve the church, the community and each other. As we do that we grow in faith, character and in relationship with our creator and his creation.
We believe the Bible is God's Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. The Lord Jesus Christ is both God and man and is the only one who can reconcile us to God. Each time we partake of communion we remember Jesus lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
We believe sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives. In order to receive forgiveness we must repent of our sins, believe in Jesus Christ and submit to His will for our lives. God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and powerful lives in order to help others more effectively. In order to live the holy, fruitful, and power-filled lives God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water, set our mind on Him and His purpose, and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.
We believe God has individually equipped us and corporately gathered us as His living body so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives, which is to worship God, strengthen the Church, and share the Gospel with the community in which we live.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised and will rule and reign on this earth. History will conclude as the wicked are judged and the righteous enter a new heaven and a new earth.
Pastor Brad Oyler is a lifetime resident of Independence, MO. He was saved at the age of 24 and was miraculously delivered from a life of alcoholism and addiction instantaneously by the grace of God. Armed with an incredible testimony, he was ready to share it with everyone. It didn’t take long for him to feel the undeniable call to the ministry. He soon began volunteering in his local church and eventually served as their Youth Pastor.
He began his full-time pastoral ministry as an Outreach Pastor where he served for more than 10 years. Pastor Brad is a hard worker and is revered by all who know him as a man’s man. He is a great example of compassion strength and humility. His preaching style is down to earth and relatable to a new believer or seasoned Christian. His stories will make you laugh, cry, reflect on your life and are guaranteed to make sure you never forget the Biblical principles he is illustrating.
He is partnered in ministry with his wife and comedic sidekick, Kim for the past 26 years. She also serves the church in administration and women’s ministries. Kim relates to the ministry with much transparency, grace and joy. She brings much laughter to the church through her animated weekly adventures of the Oyler household. Brad and Kim serve alongside their four handsome sons Smith, Ethan, Cooper and Parker.