David Platt closed out T4G 2016 by reviewing the lives and deaths of martyrs from the Reformation and applying their theology of death and mission to the church today. Platt calls on the church to hasten the day of her Lord’s return by continuing to share the gospel with the lost and the unreached.In Our Resources Page
Get a clear picture of what Radius can do for you — equip you for long-term, pioneer church planting among an unreached language group.
The primary tool of our trade is language. You are communicators of an important message… You need to be 100% certain that your message is being heard accurately!
We’d be thrilled to have you on board. Rest Assured, RADIUS Training will prepare you for Pioneer Church Planting to unreached language groups.
Radius International offers comprehensive, pre-field training for those who seek to plant a church among unreached language groups.
Our ten month training program in Tijuana, Mexico gives students daily, real-time experience in learning to integrate culture and language acquisition, spiritual formation, team building, and high-stress living.
The Gospel is the core of our personal lives and is the basis for what we teach. As ambassadors of Jesus Christ, we must be serious about clear communication of His message. We have to know what we are saying and how we are being heard. Without a high proficiency in the language and culture of the target people, the Gospel message is rarely taken seriously.
You cannot learn culture without language, and you cannot understand the meaning and functioning of language without culture. Without knowing the culture exceptionally well, you have no hope of making the message of the Gospel either understandable or culturally relevant.
In order to communicate the gospel in a way that makes sense to your target people, you need to understand how they think, how they see life, and how they will interpret what you are saying. RADIUS Training will teach you to do this, and even to be able to anticipate the most likely ways you’ll be MIS-interpreted.
Of the world's roughly 7,000 People Groups, thousands are still without an outpost of the Gospel in their cultural context.
Few things are more important in this needy world than taking the life-giving gospel of Jesus to those who have never heard. Few places better prepare individuals to accomplish this goal than Radius International. Their commitment to Christ is extraordinary; their focus on missionary task is thoroughly biblical; and their pedagogical approach with students is exceptional. In a day when new approaches are capturing the minds and imaginations of mission boards, the Radius Way is dedicated to the tried and true method of language acquisition and cultural immersion of its missionaries. In the final analysis, such a stratagem is far more impactful and lasting. I am thrilled with the great team and the good work that is happening at Radius and heartedly recommend their ministry to you for your consideration and support
I’ve known Radius’ founder Brad Buser for over 12 years and if “iron sharpens iron,” the team at Radius is made of heat-treated steel. So for the committed person who is seeking to live long-term among an unreached people group, I’ve started to send them to Radius. The blend of life-on-life modeling, linguistic and church planting training, and character development is unmatched in any other single organization. People get sharpened at Radius and I’m thankful for how God is using people who have been heat-treated on the field to train the next generation to have what it takes to reach the unreached.
It is so important to have CLA [Culture and Language Acquisition] so that you are able to communicate clearly and at a level that people understand and take you seriously. You have to have a worldview so that you can teach comparatively, you are never teaching to a blank slate. Everyone brings in their own conceptions of who God is and who their gods are and you have to be able to bring those to attention and show who Christ is and why He is more powerful than those. So that is why I have been so excited to be at Radius. I have learned all these things and I have a much clearer understanding of how to go on and plant a church among an unreached people group.
After meeting and talking with most of the students and staff, I realize that all of them are on fire for the Lord. Further they valued required training and character development. They all have a desire for the great commission and are willing to sacrifice it all for His glory.
I’ve served for many years overseas, both as a church planter and as a consultant; both within my own agency and in helping other mission entities in 10 different countries. You will be hard pressed to find cross-cultural training of this caliber anywhere. If you are interested in being well-equipped for going deep with the Lord, and for serving Him effectively among Muslims, Hindus or Buddhists, then look no further. Come and see for yourself. You’ll be forever glad you did!
Everyone experiences disorientation when entering a new culture. Radius is a uniquely designed pre-deployment training that gives tools to missionaries to not only survive in a new culture, but to thrive. Radius takes the necessary time to develop a deep ministry foundation in students that is essential for long-term fruitful ministry.
I have had the privilege of being a part of 2 training programs with Radius. The quality of their training is excellent! It is one of the more relational, biblical models of discipleship that I have seen anywhere. The program is designed for people going into cross-cultural work, but I believe it would benefit anyone’s walk with God. I highly recommend it!
I cannot think of a more thorough preparation for the mission field than spending eleven months at Radius International. Students at Radius receive sound teaching and are able to apply it in the community as they learn. Getting to the field takes a lot of time and money and it is discouraging to see how many leave the field before the task is completed. I believe that much of the attrition on the mission field could be prevented if people took the Radius training program and applied it.
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