FAQ

GIVING AND FINANCIAL F.A.Q.

HOW DO I DONATE?

Thank you for your interest in partnering with Radius to train cross-cultural church planters.
Give Online Here

Or mail a check to:
Radius International
PO Box 530279
San Diego, CA 92153

If you have other questions you can email us at info@radiusinternational.org

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Single student tuition is $13,000 and tuition for couples is $25,000. Tuition includes training, room & board.

Children three and under are free. Ages four through eleven are $1500 for room and board. Twelve and older are $3,000. Childcare is provided during class time.

MY CREDIT CARD EXPIRED, HOW DO I EDIT MY SCHEDULED GIVING?
To Change or Cancel Your Recurring Gift, Go to My Dashboard
Enter your username and password you entered when signing up and login.
Scroll down past the Contribution History to the Recurring Contributions

You will see your recurring donations with a More link to the right.
a. To Edit Amount or Date – Click Edit
b. To Change Back Card Info – Click More > Change Billing Details
c. To Cancel Recurring Donation – Click More > Cancel

If you do not see your recurring donation listed on your Dashboard, you may be set up in our old system. Please Contact us for help to transition to the new system.

Other F.A.Q.

When does the next class begin?
July 2018. We are currently taking applications for the class beginning July 30, 2018.
How long does the training last?
The training consists of two 5-month terms, with a 5-week break in between.
How do I apply?

Your references will be sent an email requesting them to fill out our reference form on your behalf.

After your application and references have been reviewed and approved, you will be sent our Student Pledge. This Pledge serves to let you know what we expect from our students and also gives you one more opportunity to pray through and commit to our serious training. After your signed pledge has been received, Radius will notify you of your acceptance.

HOW MANY STUDENTS CAN YOU TAKE?
Currently, RADIUS can accomodate 35 students.
WHAT COURSES ARE BEING OFFERED?
Students enjoy a mix of formal and non-formal training. The subject areas of culture/language acquisition, cross-cultural communication and pioneer church planting are core to the program, and are supported by an important emphasis on spiritual growth, discipline and character development.

Language Acquisition – We train students to understand principles of phonology, grammar, vocabulary and discourse; to use applied phonetics and phonemics; and to apply basic principles of translation and literacy. Our students understand the commitment necessary to learn a new language and are given the tools to learn both written and unwritten languages.

Culture Acquisition – We train students to apply practical anthropology, conduct ethnographic interviews, and identify the values, themes and worldview of the target culture. We also train them to communicate the Gospel in a way that is at the same time culturally relevant and biblically accurate.

Church Planting – Our students learn the stages of church planting — from initial contact with a community, to appropriate forms of evangelism, to discipleship and leadership training, to developing a well-defined exit strategy.

Biblical Foundations – The Biblical Foundations course is designed to explore God’s Narrative and to learn to communicate God’s Narrative in a way that clearly highlights the essential biblical themes that help people see the importance of the Perfect Substitute of Jesus Christ. We discuss those core themes as we make our way from Creation to the Ascension.

Character Development – We are very intentional in the way we’ve designed the Radius training program, seeking to provide an environment that maximizes our students’ growth in areas of emotional toughness, relational resilience and personal discipline. Being located in Mexico provides an excellent context for learning how to deal with the stress of being the outsider. We also have some strategically designed “stressors” that help our students develop field-readiness. Our mentoring program supports the students in all areas of growth and development as they learn and prepare themselves for the challenges of reaching unreached people.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
We are looking for people who are already committed to long-term pioneer church planting among an unreached people group. They need the spiritual, relational, emotional, and moral maturity and the physical stamina to be able to survive the rigors of cross-cultural living. They need to be involved in their local church and approved by their local church as “missions candidates in training.” They also need to have manageable debt.

GIVING AND FINANCIAL F.A.Q.

HOW DO I DONATE?

Thank you for your interest in partnering with Radius to train cross-cultural church planters.
Give Online Here
Mail A check

Or mail a check to:
Radius International
PO Box 530279
San Diego, CA 92153

If you have other questions you can email us at info@radiusinternational.org