Missionary Training for the 21st Century
Radius International provides missionary training to those that wish to plant churches among unreached people groups in a pioneer context. We equip cross-cultural workers with the tools needed to be effective and avoid unnecessary attrition before the task is complete.
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Why do missionaries leave everything we have at home, our friends, family, churches, air conditioning, favorite foods, and the comforts of home? Why do we go to 90–100-degree weather, all types of diseases with centipedes, huge spiders? The answer: we have seen the glory of God AND we know that God deserves the glory.
Our goal in this article is to evaluate McGavran’s church growth principles from our own perspective as Indian Christians. We begin with an outline of Donald McGavran’s view of church growth and caste while delineating the positive aspects of McGavran’s model. Second, in order to set a critique of McGavran in context, we briefly describe the caste system in India. Third, we respond to McGavran’s missiology, providing a critique of church growth principles in light of Scripture and our experience in contemporary India.
Language and Culture are Inseparable
You cannot truly know one without the other. Miss these and the gospel you share may not be the gospel at all. To share the life-giving message of hope, we teach our students how to acquire the language and culture together so that when they share this message of life, it is understandable at an adult level.