The purpose of Project 224 is to train and equip pastors, leaders, and church planters across Europe. The method of Project 224 is the development and deployment of focused, intense, and effective boot camps.
CBU has been involved in evangelism and church planting in Europe since 1990. Not only have we been the direct, driving catalyst behind church plants in both Ukraine and Scotland, but we have come into relationship with leaders and church planters across the continent. Very similar to our approach when we started in Ukraine, many of the pastors and church planters in Europe lack formal training: they are obeying the call of God, doing the best they can, and hoping to figure it out as we go.
In partnership with key leaders in Europe, we have developed a boot camp approach to training. These are intense, focused one-week training modules for leaders. Here is an overview of what we have done:
We have been blessed to develop, lead, and participate in this equipping boot camps across Europe. They have born good fruit, and rejoice in what has been accomplished. But we are just beginning to scratch the surface. The need is immense – there is so much more training that needs to get done! It is our goal to accomplish at least one boot camp per year. To accomplish a boot camp requires spiritual, content, and logistical preparation over the course of many months. To get this done – we need your help!
We work to make our boot camps as low cost possible. Because many European churches are small, pastors are often unable to access this type of training unless the cost of the event is sponsored. Through the generous giving of God’s people, we can equip pastors so that the gospel can continue to grow and flourish the spiritually-deprived continent of Europe.
The cost of a specific boot camp varies, depending on many factors including location and the number of participants. A typical boot camp can be funded with an investment of $8,500, which assumes 15 participants at a cost of €500/person. It is our goal to deliver at least one boot camp every year.
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