Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Radius International are pleased to announce a new partnership to train men to preach the gospel and plant churches among unreached people groups. To do this, GPTS will accept Radius coursework toward the completion of a GPTS MDiv. This will enable students to marry the best of a traditional MDiv degree with the best practical on-the-ground training that will be needed to reach the hardest places in the world.
This new partnership reflects GPTS’s ongoing commitment to producing gospel ministers for Christ’s kingdom among the nations. Dr. Jonathan L. Master and Dr. L. Michael Morales have already been teaching with the Radius Theological Institute as visiting professors, and this new partnership will only strengthen our relationship.
“Greenville Seminary’s founding documents state our goal to 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 L. Master (President, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary)
“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)
“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)
Frequently Asked Questions
IS THIS AN MDIV PROGRAM?
Yes, the degree students receive after finishing their time at GPTS and at Radius will be an MDiv.
HOW LONG WOULD THE PROGRAM TAKE?
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.
WHAT IF I’M A BAPTIST/NON-DENOMINATIONAL? IS THIS NOT FOR ME?
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.
ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?
Yes. We anticipate oﬀering full scholarships for the GPTS portion for qualified students and partial scholarships for the year at Radius.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THIS NEW PARTNERSHIP?
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).
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?
Those who want to be well-prepared to do the work of proclaiming Christ to the nations.
IS THIS PROGRAM AVAILABLE ONLINE?
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.
WHAT IS THE COST OF TUITION?
The GPTS tuition has always been intentionally low: $200 per credit hour. Many scholarships are available to defray this cost even further.
WHERE DO I SIGN UP TO LEARN MORE?
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