About Project 242
Following the excitement and enthusiasm generated among young people by the International Youth Fellowship Rally (YFR) of 1992, 'Project 242' was formed to organise more localised events in the UK. Acts 2:42 'And they [the disciples] devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and the prayers' was the motivating Bible text for the group's initiatives, and events were organised to further encourage younger people to be devoted in their commitment to God, serving in Churches of God (www.ChurchesofGod.info).
Residential Bible teaching, praise, and fellowship events commenced in 1994, and have been held every 4 years since, attended by over 200 people each time. 'Eklektos' youth-orientated weekend events were also organised in North America in 1998, 1999 and 2002.
In addition, 'Project 242' realised the benefit of an all-age one-day convention, 'Convention 242', held every 2 years since 1995.
In the last decade 'Project 242’ has worked to include all ages in residential events, opening and extending the programmes to incorporate activities for young children. This has enabled families to attend and benefit from the teaching and fellowship too.
'Project 242’ remains committed to organising events that many consider to be milestones in their discipleship journeys. 2013 will see a break from the traditional convention approach so that 'Reach Out' can be introduced. The focus will be outreach, and will challenge the effectiveness of outreach in UK Churches of God. As a consequence of 'Reach Out' the prayer of 'Project 242' is that individuals, and churches, will be enthused and enabled to better reach out in their neighbourhoods, to the glory of God.