We believe that the effectiveness of cross-cultural church planters can be increased and attrition reduced by intentional, comprehensive, pre-field missions training that addresses the character qualities (be), the understanding and information (know), and the skills and competencies (do), that are essential for cross-cultural church planters to not only survive, but to thrive and be successful in their new contexts.
Radius International is committed to assisting the evangelical church and missions community by providing pre-field missions training that will equip cross-cultural workers to achieve their objective of partnering with Jesus Christ to establish healthy, indigenous, reproducing churches among unreached people groups.
"... the whole reason we are starting this school is because getting to those people [unreached people groups] is difficult." - Francis Chan
The final command of Jesus was to make disciples of every people and language group on earth. Yet today, over 2,000 people groups remain without any gospel message in their language. Rather than merely inventing “fresh and new” ways to explain the gospel to those who have rejected it, thechurch in America must put more effort toward reaching those who have never heard.
I am so encouraged by the number of young people today who are willing to sacrifice everything to pursue the unreached. Unfortunately, few ofthem receive the training necessary to minister effectively in those environments. Many godly servants have started well, but a lack of training left them unprepared for the challenges involved.
Radius International exists to equip students with the skills that are needed in order to plant churches and translate the Word of God among unreached people groups. I wouldn’t endorse this if I didn’t know these men and see this training as critical to the task Jesus left us behind to accomplish.
- Francis Chan
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