The leaders of Radical Gap Year

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David Platt serves as Lead Pastor at 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 the nations.

Books by David Platt include Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, Something Needs to Change, and Before You Vote, as well as the following volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series: Exalting Jesus in Matthew, Exalting Jesus in James, Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, and Exalting Jesus in Galatians.

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.

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Scott Logsdon

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.

Our church is more than something we attend or do. We aren’t just a building or an event. We are a group of imperfect people from all walks of life that care for each other like a family and grow together in our knowledge and love for Jesus. Our church family has over 100 different nations with people who speak many different languages, and we all recognize our need for God’s grace.

We primarily gather together on Sundays to celebrate what Jesus has done for us, pray, participate in worship through song, and listen to a message from God’s Word. We also have fun, safe, meaningful age-appropriate programming during every service for children, students and those with special needs. Though each of our locations has its own unique feel, we are a family of five churches working together to further the gospel in greater Washington, DC and around the world. We are all committed to the same mission: to glorify God by making disciples and multiplying churches among all nations, beginning in greater Washington, DC. We invite you to come see what we are all about and to join us in this mission.

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Radical exists to serve the church for the cause of Christ—to glorify God by making disciples and multiplying churches among all the nations.

The end goal of God is His glory known and enjoyed among all the nations. Therefore, the end goal of every Christian and every local church is the spread of God’s glory among all the nations. The plan Jesus has given for accomplishing this goal is the Great Commission: making disciples and multiplying churches among all the nations. And the nations are filled with urgent spiritual and physical needs. Billions of people in thousands of people groups are unreached by the gospel, and many of them are suffering in unimaginable ways.

Therefore, Radical seeks to help train and equip Christians and churches to spread gospel hope on the front lines of urgent need among the nations.

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Discover the purpose, objectives, and outcomes of the Radical Gap Year and what to expect from your time in the fellowship.