Radius Missiology Conference at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN

Join cross-cultural church planters, pastors and missiologists at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN as we look at the Great Commission and the role of our Local Churches. Examine from Scripture what will be required in order to see progress in the remaining unreached language groups of the world.


Regular $60

* Price includes lunch for both days and any applicable taxes


Click presenter’s name to hear audio from RMC2017 session(s).

Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson (PhD, Texas A&M) serves as an associate pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He is the author of Missions: How the Local Church Goes Global


Brad and Beth planted a church in Papua New Guinea among the Iteri people. After returning to the US, Brad helped found Radius International.


Books and Nina planted a church among the Yembiyembi people of Papua New Guinea.

In June of 2016, they returned to San Diego and Brooks was recently named President of Radius International.


Chad Vegas is the founding pastor of Sovereign Grace Church. Chad is a founder of Radius International and serves on the Radius Board of Directors.

David Sills

Dr. David Sills is the founder and president of Reaching & Teaching International Ministries as well as a missions professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. David joined the faculty of SBTS after serving as a missionary in Ecuador.


Rick D served with OMF International and saw a church planted among an unreached people group in Southeast Asia. Currently, Rick devotes his time to Engage Global–a mobilization ministry in Minneapolis.


Ron has served in South America, Mongolia, and did BAM in Asia. He currently serves with Radius International as the Director of Training.


Wayne planted a church among the Biem people of Papua New Guinea. He was recently named Director of Radius Asia


  • Tuesday
    • 8:00 to 8:15 am – Welcome
    • 8:15 to 9:15 am – Session 1
    • 9:15 to 9:30 am – Break
    • 9:30 to 10:30 am – Workshops
    • 10:30 to 11:00 am – Break
    • 11:00 to 12:00 pm – Session 2
    • 12:00 to 1:15 pm – Lunch
    • 1:15 to 2:30 pm – Session 3
    • 2:30 to 3:00 pm – Break
    • 3:00 to 4:00 pm – Session 4
    • 7:00 to 9:00 pm – Meet and Greet
  • Wednesday
    • 8:00 to 8:15 am – Welcome
    • 8:15 to 9:15 am – Session 5
    • 9:15 to 9:30 am – Break
    • 9:30 to 10:30 am – Workshops
    • 10:30 to 11:00 am – Break
    • 11:00 to 12:00 pm – Session 6
    • 12:00 to 1:15 pm – Lunch
    • 1:15 to 2:10 pm – Session 7
    • 2:10 to 2:20 pm – Break
    • 2:20 to 3:15 pm – Session 8
    • 7:00 to 9:00 pm – Radius Meet and Greet

Plenary Sessions
Each day we will host 4 plenary sessions. These sessions will center on the God’s mandate for the local church and missions, how the local church accomplishes this, and how they can strategically help those that they send and partner with.

  • Chad Vegas – Apostolic Evangelism. A Model for the Church Today?
  • Dr. David Sills – Reaching and Teaching
  • Brad Buser – Is Self-Correction Taught or Modeled in The New Testament?
  • Brooks Buser – TBA
  • Ron VP – Our God as a Clear Communicator. Should We Follow His Example, or Ask His Blessing When We Don’t?
  • Wayne Chen – A Plea for Common Sense. Why an International Flight Should Not Change “Missions Necessities”.
  • Andy Johnson – TBA
  • Chad Vegas – Christ’s Continued Work: The Holy Spirit and Missions.

Radius Meet and Greet
Each night our staff and some of our recently graduated alumni will be available for questions, answers and good old fashioned conversation. Historically these times have been one of the most beneficial for those attending the conference.

Check back soon for details on times and location

Engage Global Meet and Greet
Engage Global is located just blocks away from Bethlehem Baptist Church and will be making their training site available for conference attendees to become familiar with their mobilizing ministry. For more information about Engage Global visit their website http://www.engageglobal.net/

Check back soon for details on times and location

Lunch as well and refreshments throughout the day are included in the cost of attendance to the conference.

Breakout Sessions

Future Student Q&A
– This time is set aside for those already enrolled or still looking into what training might look like at Radius International. Led by our staff and attended by prior students we will field your questions and fill in those gaps that you may have in your understanding of what a year at Radius will look like.
Mechanics of Culture and Language Acquisition
– What does it actually look like to become fluent in a culture and language? What do you do on day one? As a sending church, what questions should you be asking? During this workshop, our staff will lay it out and answer your questions on what good Culture and Language Study looks like on the field.
Raising Children on The Field
– There is no doubt that raising children on the mission field comes with unique challenges and concerns. We will address many of the common ones and equip churches with practical ways to help their missionaries succeed in this tough situation.
Concerns with Modern Missions Methods Q&A
– Do the methodologies that missionaries use matter? Are there specific methodologies being used that are in fact hurting the spread of the gospel? Do you know what those are? Do you know what methods your missionaries are using?
Mechanics of Bible Translation
– During this workshop, our staff will walk you through the entire process of Bible translation from having no written language at all to a Bible that is readable by the newly formed church.
Pastor/Missions Q&A
– Are you a pastor or missions leader in your local church? This time is set aside just for you to be able to ask questions specifically about the training program at Radius and other topics that directly relate to you as a sending church.
Business AND Missions
– We hear lots of talk about Tentmaking and Business as Missions but what can you as business person or leader in an industry do to advance the Great Commission with your experience and skills? Does it require leaving the states and living in a far off land? Are you uniquely equipped to participate with a local church planter? Join us during this time and find out.
Engage Global
– You are entirely convinced in the Scriptural mandate to participate in the Great Commission, but now what? How do you educate your church? What is the next step? That is where Engage Global lives. Showing churches that next step.


Bethlehem Baptist Church – Downtown Campus
720 13th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55454


Radius International and Engage Global are not endorsing any of the following locations. We are just providing some names for nearby lodging locations.

Courtyard Marriott (Closest to BBC)
1500 South Washington Ave
Minneapolis Minn, 55454

Courtyard Minneapolis St. Paul/Roseville
2905 Centre Pointe Drive
Roseville, Minnesota 55113

Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO)

Best Western Plus The Normandy Inn and Suites
405 South 8th St
Minneapolis, MN 55454

We look forward to seeing you there.