What Happened?

There was a time in American history when Presbyterian churches sent out 30% of their seminary graduates to serve overseas as gospel ministers. Liberalism and indifference attacked the heart of mainline Presbyterianism. Both of these kill missions. Today we pray for the church to awaken again to Christ’s call to take the gospel to the nations.
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True Theology

Theology that is truly theology cannot leave you inactive. A true knowledge of God, and a deep biblical and theological education, will compel students into the missions field.

Greenville Seminary’s founding documents state our goal to be ‘a nursery for missionaries.’ We thank God for enabling us to partner with Radius to expand this, and we pray that many students will be raised up for church planting among the unreached. Only the Lord knows how this will renew a passion for front-line missions in our own seminary community, but I expect the effect to be significant. May God bless this new endeavor and use it to bring well-trained, well-prepared ambassadors of Christ to the nations.

Jonathan Master

President, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

“Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary exists to biblically and theologically equip pastors for Christ’s kingdom among the nations. Radius International exists to train young gospel ministers in the skills necessary to carry the gospel and plant churches among the unreached language groups of the world. What better marriage could there be to spur on the retrieval of the rich history of confessionally Presbyterian missionary activity among the nations? I look forward to the mutually beneficial relationship between our two institutions as we strive together to name Christ where His Name has never been heard.

Chad Vegas

Chairman of the Board, Radius International

The hope I have for the Radius/GPTS partnership is rooted in the history of missions. Men like Henry Martyn, John Paton and William Chalmers Burns show the rich legacy of well-trained Christians laying down their lives in foreign lands for the glory of the Triune God. My prayer is that through this partnership that same spirit would be recaptured and those who still live in darkness would come to know the One True God.

Brooks Buser

President, Radius International

A New Partnership

Greenville Seminary and Radius International are partnering to train men to preach the gospel and plant churches among unreached people groups. With 3 years of study at GPTS, and 1 year at Radius, students can earn a GPTS MDiv and gain the practical on-the-ground training that will be needed to reach the hardest places in the world.

A Symbiotic Relationship

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Yes, the degree students receive after finishing their time at GPTS and at Radius will be an MDiv.
For most students, about four years. Approximately three of those will be at GPTS, in Greenville, SC, and one year will be at Radius, in Tijuana, MX.
All GPTS professors subscribe to the Westminster Standards, so instruction is from a confessional Presbyterian perspective. We have always welcomed Baptists and count them among some of our finest graduates. Radius instructors come from a variety of conservative confessional traditions.
Yes. We anticipate offering full scholarships for the GPTS portion for qualified students and partial scholarships for the year at Radius.
Jesus Christ commands the church to make disciples of all nations. Our goal is to obey this command, raising up many workers who “have no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (2 Tim 2:15).
Those who want to be well-prepared to do the work of proclaiming Christ to the nations.
Many GPTS classes are available online, although not all, and we recommend that students study on campus in Greenville. The Radius program is immersive and requires in-person participation.
The GPTS tuition has always been intentionally low: $200 per credit hour. Many scholarships are available to defray this cost even further.
Go to gpts.edu/apply if you are ready to apply, or if you would like to contact our admissions department with any questions you have. We look forward to speaking with you!

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As a theological seminary in the confessional Presbyterian and Reformed tradition, we exist to serve the church of today and tomorrow by equipping men for the ministry without saddling them with a burden of student loan debt. Our mission is to equip men to be preachers, pastors, and churchmen for Christ’s Kingdom among the nations in the context of biblical fidelity, confessional integrity, experimental piety, and ecclesiastical authority.