Radical Intensive is a two-day event for lead pastors, decision-making senior leaders, and their teams to encourage and equip you to lead your church to make disciples of all nations, particularly in places of most urgent spiritual and physical need.
Learn how your church can reimagine resources for the sake of the lost – specifically the unreached.
Receive detailed discipleship resources to expose, engage, and empower your congregation in Great Commission work.
Discover biblically faithful and practically effective ways your church can play a part in making the gospel known in some of the hardest to reach places on the planet.
Gain a vision for how to shift the idea of existing mission fields to mission forces, mobilizing your current reached world mission partners to the unreached.
Connect with other like-minded church leaders who are seeking to rectify the Great Imbalance.
* Schedule specifics are subject to change
Monday, September 27th
Tuesday, September 28th
Registrants are expected to participate in the entire schedule beginning from 3:30 p.m. on Monday through 9:00 PM on Tuesday. We ask that you submit your registration only if you are able to attend the entire Radical Intensive.
David Platt serves as Lead Pastor of McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and chairman of Radical, an international ministry that serves the church for the cause of Christ—to glorify God by making disciples and multiplying churches among all nations. Resources from David Platt and Radical can be found at radical.net.
David Platt is the author of Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, Something Needs to Change, and Before You Vote, and he is the author of several volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series.
David Platt received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with his wife and children, he lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Jonathan Derbyshire serves as Program Director of the Radical Gap Year program. He grew up in a rural town in Central Thailand and spent multiple years traveling across Asia as a video storyteller for a large missions organization. He has served as an advisor for engaging Buddhist background people groups in North Carolina churches and as a catalyst for church planting among diaspora people groups in American cities. He is passionate about equipping young adults for missionary service and has spent the last several years training and mobilizing students for international service. Jonathan is a Ph.D. candidate in International Missiology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Bethany Derbyshire serves as Operations Director for the Radical Gap Year program. She has served as a leader for international ministry at the University of Alabama and worked alongside church planters in multiple countries. Bethany earned her M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is passionate about discipleship and starting churches among unreached people groups.
Cyndi serves at the Director of Groups at McLean Bible Church. Previously, she and her husband served as church planters in Central Asia for 12 years. She later served in Global Engagement for the International Missions Board training women through the IMB’s Women’s Network and helping IMB City Leaders develop comprehensive engagement strategies for global urban centers. Between service in US churches and church plants in Central Asia, she and her husband have led small groups for almost 30 years.
Chad is the Lead Pastor at Colonial Heights Baptist Church. He has had opportunities to serve pastors, church leaders, and missionaries in over 15 countries and throughout the United States. He strives to be a lifelong learner and as such has received degrees from Samford University, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Gloria live in Mississippi and are proud parents of three children and are currently in the process of adopting a child from India.
Josh Caldwell serves as the Mobilization Director at Radical. Josh has over 15 years of experience serving the Church through global mission and orphan care. Prior to Radical, Josh served as the VP of International Ministries at Lifeline Children’s Services. He has a passion for seeing the name of Jesus spread to all nations through making disciples in the local Church and caring for those with profound physical and spiritual needs. As the Mobilization Director at Radical, his role is to support the Church and young adults in taking steps to see all peoples come to saving faith in Jesus. He has a beautiful wife, Staci, and two sons, Moses and Richardson.
Jimmy Roh serves as the partnership leader for global outreach at McLean Bible Church. He has served as a pastor and church-planter for many years in Michigan, Chicago, and North Carolina. He is also a PhD candidate in biblical theology at Midwestern Seminary. He earned his Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and his Master of Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his bachelor’s at the University of Michigan where he met his wife, Grace. They have two children, Bethany and Paul, and live in Northern Virginia.
Cyrus is the Global Outreach Mobilization Leader for McLean Bible Church. In his role, he leads the Global Outreach by equipping, sending and caring well for all MBC’s missionaries since August 2017. Cyrus has served for 12 years at World Help (a Christian organization), strengthening national ministries and leading mission trips as Vice President and Africa Chief Strategist. He is originally from the Central African Republic (C.A.R.), where he met Julie, his wife of 32 years. He and Julie have 2 adult children, and 2 grandsons. Cyrus received a bachelor’s degree at Malone University and his Master’s degree at Liberty University. He has traveled and shared the gospel across Africa, Central America, Central and South East Asia.
Scott Logsdon serves as the Director of Global Outreach at McLean Bible Church, with over 20 years of experience in cross-cultural church planting. He has helped large mission organizations, churches, missionaries, and indigenous church leaders throughout the world provide access to the gospel. Most recently, he served as the Associate VP of Training for the International Mission Board. Prior to that role, he lived 12 years in Central Asia.
Scott earned his Ph.D. in applied theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is passionate about serving local and international churches. Scott loves reading, watching sports, and enjoying time with his family. He and his wife have 2 children and reside in the Washington, D.C. area.
Participants attending the Radical Intensive should arrange for accommodations at a hotel near McLean Bible Church. Once registered you will receive more information about hotel arrangements. Hotel fees are not included in the registration fee.
We will provide dinner Monday as well as lunches and dinners Tuesday. Breakfast is not provided. We will also provide a snack break as well as coffee and water.
Travel plans are arranged by participants. More details on suggested arrival times will come in the weeks ahead as the schedule is finalized. As you're making travel plans, we strongly encourage you to arrive early or at least on time Monday afternoon, and to refrain from leaving on Tuesday.
Who will teach the sessions/workshops?
Pastor David Platt and the Global Disciple-Making team as well as other pastors from McLean Bible Church will lead the Radical Intensive sessions and workshops.
Where will the radical intensive take place?
The Radical Intensive will be held at McLean Bible Church, Tysons Campus Vienna, VA. For a map and directions, click here.
What/who is radical and how is radical involved in the radical intensive?
Radical trains and equips churches and followers of Christ to spread gospel hope on the front lines of urgent need among the nations. While pastors and staff at McLean Bible Church will provide all of the content for the Radical Intensive, the Radical staff will assist with logistics, preparation, and any questions you have prior to arriving at MBC. Visit the Radical website to learn more about the ministry.
How many people can attend from my church?
Due to the limited space we ask that each church send at least two participants (one of which is the senior pastor) and no more than four participants. This allows more churches to participate.
What does the registration fee cover?
The registration fee includes the cost of the sessions/workshops, three meals (dinner on Monday, lunch and dinner on Tuesday), snacks, and various resources. Breakfast each day is on your own.
What other expenses do I need to budget for?
Transportation to and from the Dulles airport and lodging are additional expenses that you will need to consider. If you choose to stay at the hotel Radical recommends, a shuttle service to McLean Bible Church will be provided for you. Any transportation beyond the shuttle service would be an additional expense.
Where will I stay?
All participants are responsible for reserving and paying for their own lodging. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a follow-up email with lodging information included. Please note that shuttle services will only be provided to and from the recommended hotels to the Radical Intensive at McLean Bible Church. If you choose to stay elsewhere, you will be responsible for your own transportation.
Do I need to rent a car?
Participants will be responsible to arrange their transportation to/ from the airport to the hotel. A shuttle will be provided Monday and Tuesday to and from McLean Bible Church and the recommended hotels for all Radical Intensive sessions. If you choose to stay at another hotel besides the recommended hotels, you will need your own transportation.
When should I plan to arrive and leave?
Registrants are expected to participate in the entire schedule beginning from 3:00 p.m. on Monday through 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
Can I bring my spouse and/or children?
We generally discourage this because the schedule is extremely full and the sessions are only open to the registered participants. If your spouse does come, he/she is welcome to attend the worship gathering on Sunday night. Childcare will not be provided during the Radical Intensive.
I want to attend the Radical Intensive, but I need to arrive late or leave early. Can I still register?
Due to limited space, registrants are expected to participate in the entire schedule beginning from 3:00 p.m. on Monday through 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday. We ask that you submit your registration only if you are able to attend the entire Radical Intensive. If your registration is processed, please note that it is conditional upon your full participation in the schedule. Because space is limited, we want to make sure that every participant who secures a spot will be able to take full advantage of our time together.
If my senior pastor is unable to attend, can I still register?
We encourage senior pastors to attend, that said, we do ask that Radical Intensive attendees are senior leaders and decision makers at their churches.
My plans have changed and I am no longer able to attend. How do I cancel my registration? Is it possible to receive a refund?
If you need to cancel, please email us at [email protected]. A full refund is not available; however, a portion of your registration will be considered depending on the reason and timing of cancellation.
Registration for the Radical Intensive is full. When is the next one?
Once registration is full, you will have the opportunity to be placed on a waitlist. Please take the time to fill out the waitlist information so we can notify you if space becomes available.
I have additional questions that are not addressed here. Who should I contact?
Please send any additional questions to the Radical staff by emailing us at [email protected] or by calling us at 205.547.2710.