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About Us

 

TRAINING LONG-TERM CROSS-CULTURAL CHURCH PLANTERS

We train singles, couples, and families who are committed to long-term, pioneer church planting among unreached language groups. Radius students acquire spiritual, relational, emotional, and moral maturity, as well as the physical stamina that will enable them to survive the rigors of cross-cultural living. Because God has chosen the local church as the method of taking the gospel to the nations, our primary requirement for applicants is involvement in their local church and approval by their local church as “missionary candidates in training.”
“Effective cross-cultural communication is NOT intuitive, and will NOT be stumbled into on accident.”

FOCUSED ON GOSPEL CLARITY

The gospel is at the heart of all that we are and do, and it is the basis for anything we accomplish in service to Christ. Equipping cross-cultural workers to clearly understand and articulate the gospel is at the core of our mission at Radius. As ambassadors of Jesus Christ, we must be serious about communicating his message with clarity. We must know what we are saying and how we are being heard. Without proficiency in the language and culture of an unreached language group, missionaries and their gospel message may not be taken seriously.

MORE EFFECTIVE WORKERS–LESS UNNECESSARY ATTRITION

The remaining language groups are located in less accessible, uncomfortable regions where the demands are extremely intense. Because of this, many cross-cultural workers leave the field before finishing the task. We believe missionaries can serve longer and more effectively with intentional, practical pre-field training that addresses the character qualities, the understanding, and the skills essential to cross-cultural church planters.

INTEGRATED TRAINING

At Radius we believe that you “practice how you play.” Consequently, our missionary training program places a high value on learning in a foreign culture. That is why our training centers are located in Mexico. Buying food, making friends, and learning language and culture in a cross-cultural environment provides invaluable training for our students. Our ten-month program provides students daily, real-time cross-cultural experiences for learning how to integrate culture and language acquisition, spiritual formation, team building, and high-stress living. Radius offers the kind of equipping that is essential for those who endeavor to plant a church among the unreached language groups.

OUR CURRICULUM

We want to give you a clear picture of what Radius will do for you: how Radius will equip you for long-term, pioneer church planting among an unreached people group. Our curriculum has been designed for those who really intend to impact the world and glorify God through establishing a community of Christ-followers among a people group where such a thing has not been done before.

OUR CORE VALUES

CHURCH PLANTING UNREACHED LANGUAGE GROUPS COMMITMENT TO FINISHING PARTNERING WITH THE EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY INCARNATIONAL LIVING LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL FLUENCY SUFFERING IS NORMATIVE