Note: We are opening the application process early as of today, 6.22.2017 for the upcoming 2017-18 year.
The 2414 Project is a 10 month long training/mentoring/discipling program aimed at Juniors and Seniors in High School who are members of Liberty Baptist. The program is designed to help our students understand the biblical basis of missions in addition to learning practical hands on strategies to reach people with the gospel. While we focus on those with the least access to the gospel the principles the students learn are applicable anywhere.
If the program is completed successfully, each student will receive a an amount of money toward The 2414 Project mission trip. Each trip is taken in July at the end of the program. It is designed by the 2414 Project team leaders to work among an unreached people group (UPG). Our goal is to have our students put some of their practical training into practice. Students will not just be participants in the trip but will be the leaders in planning the trip projects, planning & cooking meals, developing devotionals, doing social media and more. The trip is also designed to train the students in understanding more about the missionary life and what to expect overseas.
The 2414 Project is not just for those who are seeking to work in full time ministry. This is valuable for any Junior and Senior in High school desiring to go deeper in learning about the Christian life both at home and abroad.
This Program is only open to members of Liberty
There is a lot of misunderstanding about what the bible teaches about missions. Many see missions as simply a short term trip to a foreign, poor place, working with kids or building something. We believe that God’s plan as laid out in the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation is so much more. His plan is to see every ethnic group (Nation) that has ever existed would be represented around the throne in heaven (See Revelation 5:9 & 7:9).
Yet in today’s world there are still 6000+ ethnic groups ( Nations) that have little to no access to the gospel. Students will learn things such as the fact that the biblical word Nations refers to ethnic groups not geopolitical countries and how that plays into our overall mission strategies. Other ideas like orality, storying, healthy missions life, apologetics, and more will be covered. We will seek to apply these ideas both locally and internationally to give the students a broad range of experience.
The end goal of The 2414 Project is to raise up young people who understand that the great commission is focused on making disciples among the ethnic peoples of the world. Weather our young people work as engineers, doctors, teachers, plumbers, electricians or anything else, we want them to understand and be trained to carry out God’s mission of reaching all ethnic groups right where God places them.
The program will begin in October and runs through the July 2017 trip .
John & Jane Powell – John and Jane have been married for 25 years. They are the parents of 2 daughters. Jane is a professional nursing consultant and John works for Staples dealing with corporate clients. John has served faithfully at Liberty Baptist in many different capacities. Jane has been involved with missions at Liberty for several years traveling to both the Middle East and Africa on several short term mission trips. Jane has had extensive experience in traveling with youth teams and being “mom” to the ladies and nurse to our 2414 project team members. She brings a great spirit of optimism and leadership and is a great addition to the team. Her medical knowledge and experience has proven very valuable to our trip team members.
Ken & Carmel McLemore – Ken and Carmel have been married for 28 years. They have 3 kids, 2 in college and one still in high school. Ken and Carmel formerly served as missionaries in Russia right after the wall fell. As a Missionary & Missions Pastor Ken has traveled in over 25 different countries. He has served as Liberty’s missions pastor for the past 17 years. Ken has a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Seminary. His missions’ training and mentoring has come from some of the world’s leading missiologist including Dr. Nik Ripken, Dr. Jim Slack, and Dr. David Garrison to name a few. He has co-authored the booklet “Holding the Ropes” published by the IMB and has spoken and taught in many different mission conferences and meetings. He also currently serves as a trustee of the International Mission Board leading the North Africa and Middle East Affinity Committee. You can see more of who Ken is here.
Here is a short video where you can hear from some of our past students:
Here is the longer version: