The Grace Project is a registered charity. When the idea for The Grace Project was first conceived, it was born out of a simple desire to help reframe the “Good News” of the gospel of Jesus Christ for those who, had become disillusioned with their “faith”. We wanted to provide a safe place for those that had felt the sharp edges of performance-based Christianity. Our objective then as now is driven by the desire to see men and women set free from the misery that comes from not truly understanding one’s identity.
It was and is our objective that those who would come to The Grace Project would be healed and made whole and to our delight, this has been substantially achieved. We have learned that renewal is less a form of healing than a form of re-learning. The most fundamental re-learning of all being ‘repentance’ by which we mean a radical change of mind concerning the nature of God, who He is and what He is like.
I had imagined that The Grace Project would only be of interest to disappointed Christians. But, as the work unfolded, I began to see that whilst our prescription is “Christian”, the reality is that the problems we are addressing (e.g. performance-addictions, the need for meaning and acceptance, living with guilt, the fear of failure, anxiety and the deep-seated belief that our best might not be good enough) are not peculiar to Christians. Far from it. They are universal issues which confront us all. Whilst it is true that the primary audience of The Grace Project is the disillusioned Christian, it turns out that this is not an exclusively in-house organization at all. A failure to understand who we are dwarfs us all.
This is a thought amplified by Zohar and Marshall in their collaborative work, “SQ: Spiritual Intelligence – The Ultimate Intelligence”, which contains an insightful chapter entitled “How We Become Spiritually Stunted”. The authors cite Jung’s belief, as expressed in his famous work, “Psychotherapists or the Clergy”, that this stunting is the product of “a suffering soul which has not discovered its meaning.” The one thing which we all have in common is that the thirst for meaning is universal. Meaning in the face of meaninglessness is what this The Grace Project is all about.