Why Does Radical Exist? - Radical

Why Does Radical Exist?

What is the purpose of Radical? What does it seek to accomplish? In this article, Pastor David Platt explains that Radical equips Christians to be on mission through content, funding, and training. Radical is committed to making disciples of all nations but recognizes that there is still a long way to go. Pastor Platt sees Radical as an organization that stands in the evangelism gap in the present day. To that end, Radical exists to provide biblically-centered resources for the health of the church. Additionally, Radical seeks to fund the advancement of the gospel through its urgent initiatives. Finally, it strives to train global workers for resilient discipleship and service.

  1. An Awakening
  2. Church on Mission
  3. The Call to Give Our Lives To

Why Does Radical Exist?

What is Radical? Radical started with an awakening and a book, but it really started when the resurrected Christ give his disciples a commandment to go to all the world and preach the gospel, making disciples and baptizing them in the name of The Father and of The Son and The Holy Spirit.

Equipping the Church for Mission

Today there are 3.2 billion people who have never heard the good news of Jesus Christ, and we, we want to be obedient. Radical exists to equip God’s church to be on mission because 3.2 billion people have never heard the gospel. We do this by developing innovative strategies for reaching the unreached because 3.2 billion people have never heard. We host multiple events around the world, all designed to awaken and form and mobilize believers for the cause of Christ in the world because 3.2 billion people have never heard.

Leveraging Our Lives for the Great Commission

We create resources like podcasts, sermons, articles, and books, all designed to spur people toward obedience to the Great Commission because 3.2 billion people have never heard. We’re providing training for pastors, missionaries, young adults, so that they can leverage their lives for the sake of the glory of God among the nations. We’re doing all of this because 3.2 billion people have never heard the life giving gospel of Jesus Christ and he alone deserves their worship and our obedience. This is our call to give our lives. This is Radical.

David Platt

David Platt serves as a pastor in metro Washington, D.C. He is the founder of Radical.

David received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of Don’t Hold Back, Radical, Follow MeCounter CultureSomething Needs to ChangeBefore You Vote, as well as the multiple volumes of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series.

Along with his wife and children, he lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area.


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