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".