What is the Praetorian Project?
Praetorian Project films were created to be shown in your church service or small group. We have several films that explain the project. In order to download the films you must visit our Videos Page. If you plan to show the film at an upcoming event we encourage you send us your address so that we can mail you full color bulletin inserts. If you prefer you can download a simple version of them HERE and print them from your computer.
If you'd prefer, we can mail you a DVD with all three of our films.
To request one just click HERE
As the Apostle Paul sat in prison he could have never imagined what God was about to accomplish through his guards. In the days ahead the Praetorian guards assigned to watch over him would become an unlikely pathway through which the gospel would spread far and wide. Because of their influence and transient life, Paul found himself at the intersection where faithful witness to Christ and the Wisdom of God meet to create a unique opportunity. It was an opportunity that caused him to write to the church at Philippi and say, “My circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel, so that my imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole praetorian guard...” Like Paul, we want to be a church that sees the thread of God’s redemptive story running through our circumstances. The Praetorian Project is one of the ways that we are attempting to seize the unique opportunity that God has given us as a church situated at the "Crossroads of the Marine Corps".
What Others Are Saying...
"Marines (and all service members) must overcome unique challenges in order to thrive in today's military society. The military environment, separation for training, deployments, combat, and homecomings all place great stress on the men and women who sacrifice so much for the freedoms that we all enjoy, their marriages and their families. The Praetorian Project specifically addresses this great ministry with a Biblical model for church planting whose goal is spreading the Gospel in Marine communities around the world."
- Robert Plantz, Officers Christian Fellowship, Quantico, VA.
"The Praetorian Project has enabled us to partner with other churches and church planters in advancing the gospel among Marines. Knowing that the resources given to the Praetorian Project are actually putting sound planters on the ground, and enabling them to spread the gospel, continues to fuel our desire to support this gospel-endeavor."
-Naethan Hendrix, Stafford Baptist Church, Stafford VA
"I have worshiped at Pillar Church with Marines called of God to plant churches as leaders in the Praetorian Project." I tell you, they excel in passion, communicate with a heart for the unreached for Christ, and are thoroughly mentored for the work God has called them to do. When I heard about and saw the Praetorian Project video I immediately began informing every church leader I could. Our church is on board with this mission project and I am a personal advocate."
- Dannie Williams, First Baptist Church, Lyons, GA.
As a church committed to planting, our people have grown accustomed to this type of partnership. However, I was surprised to see so many in our congregation connect with the vision and heart of The Praetorian Project and blessed to see them pull together to give and get involved. What a great opportunity we now have to support this ministry among America's Marines to see the gospel bearing fruit around the world.
- Matt Eachus, Temple Baptist Church, Half Moon NY
"Our church has a culture of both church planting and a deep appreciation for those who serve our country. In hearing of the Praetorian Project we were challenged towards a vision that not only served our military and their families, but more importantly challenged us in our responsibility in Great Commission through church planting. It is a great joy for us to partner with the Praetorian project to help meet the greatest need of those who serve our country by introducing them to the gospel of Jesus and discipling them toward maturity wherever they are stationed"
- Scott Fischer, Temple Baptist Church, Half Moon NY