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Christ-planting not church planting

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The Grace Project is a Christ-Planting organisation rather than a church-planting one.  The difference is a key differentiator in understanding who we are and what it is we’re trying to do.  

The space we occupy the vacuum that exists beyond the elementary teachings about our life in Christ.  I call it the “business-end of grace”. Our presumption is to hope that we’re an effective resource for those ready to move from the ‘milk to the meat’.

For many years its troubled me that the grace community suffers from Peter Pan Syndrome. We simply never grow-up.  Emboldened by the Apostle John’s first epistle we are discovering a ‘pathway’ to maturity through to the three stages of the Christian life that he enumerates as, the child, the young man and the father phases.  

In addition to the regular Friday evening teaching meetings that I lead in Central London we have seen a number of home groups beginning to spring up organically.  

Despite the various changes that our ministry has undergone in the last decade, some of which have been more disillusioning than others, the one thing that we have discovered is that there is a tremendous hunger for the 'real thing' - there is such a gnawing sense of disillusionment and dissatisfaction with 'church'. It is a hunger that building programmes, evangelism programmes, prayer & fasting, conventions, healing crusades, days of purpose etc. will never dislodge... it is a deep inner hunger, a spiritual hunger for Jesus and the call to come up higher.

 

 

 
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Discover who you really are?

The strap-line of The Grace Project - "Discover who you Really are" - suggests, we take the view that many, if not, most believers not only have yet to discover this truth but worse, in the absence of this awareness, they (we) are left to live out of our "own" resources with the inevitable consequences of burnout and disillusionment.