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Radical is Relaunching

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Radical is relaunching.

Almost exactly ten years ago, we formed Radical as a resource and event ministry to serve the church on mission. Over the course of the past ten years, by God’s grace, we have created and distributed thousands of resources in multiple languages around the world. By God’s grace, we have hosted events with (collective) hundreds of thousands of people from almost every country in the world.  And by God’s grace, we have seen millions of episodes downloaded on multiple podcasts. All of this has been evidence of God’s grace, and we hope and pray that all of this has resounded to God’s glory.

But the time has come for a major shift.

Instead of merely producing resources and hosting events aimed at mobilizing Christians and churches on mission, we are rushing to the front lines of mission. We are going to places where the gospel is least known and the suffering is most severe. We are going to people who are physically impoverished, oppressed, starved, and enslaved on earth, and spiritually unreached by the good news of how they can go to heaven.

URGENT is the name we’ve given to this new dimension of Radical. Think people and places in the world marked by the most urgent physical needs (lack of clean water, food, freedom, medicine, or education) and the most urgent spiritual needs (lack of access to the gospel). Wherever urgent physical and spiritual needs collide, that’s where we will be.

Actually, that’s where we already are. We have identified twelve initial countries where these urgent needs collide: Somalia, Syria, North Korea, Bhutan, India, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Laos, Lebanon, Yemen, and Nepal. We are coming alongside indigenous brothers and sisters in each of these countries who are making disciples and multiplying churches in ways that are biblically faithful and practically effective among the most difficult and dangerous people to reach.

And we’re inviting you to join this work with us. Because of serious security concerns, most indigenous workers in these places cannot publicize what they’re doing. As a result, most Christians and churches have no idea how they can be involved in work like this on the front lines. That’s where URGENT comes in. Radical is connecting these workers with the prayers and resources of Christians around the world who want to make their lives count in the face of urgent need. In this way, you can come alongside laborers on the front lines who are “risking their lives for the name of Jesus” (Acts 15:26).

As we look toward the future of Radical, we hope that the resources we continue to provide and the events we continue to host will fan the flame for God’s global glory in your life, your family, and your church. But even more than that, our prayer is that working together as individuals, families, and churches, by God’s grace and for God’s glory, we might play a significant part in spreading the greatest news in the world on the front lines of the most urgent needs in the world.

Find out more about how you can be involved at the new radical.net.

David Platt serves as pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and president of Radical. He is the author of several books, including Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, and Something Needs to Change.
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