A mission to love
Our care for the
vulnerable is a direct
reflection of our love for God.
With over 60 million child abuse survivors nationwide, we are a country riddled with abuse and the effects of it. Too often, those within the Church have been uninformed about the complexities of child abuse. This has compounded its damaging effects on individuals, families, and faith communities with inappropriate and even negligent responses to signs and disclosures of abuse. Our collective failure as Christians to properly care for the most innocent and vulnerable among us has often been devastating.
But you must defend those who are helpless and have no hope. Be fair and give justice to the poor and homeless.
—Proverbs 31:8-9 (CEV)
As followers of Jesus, the GRACE team seeks to be faithful and obedient to His teaching and the teachings of the whole of Scripture, which we believe put great value in the compassionate care and advocacy for children and vulnerable people.
We believe that every person, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, is worthy of being treated with the greatest dignity and respect.
GRACE exists to equip the Church with a vision for authentic community, where responsibility, accountability, and compassion are second nature and caring for children and adult survivors of abuse are non-negotiable. Though the history of the Church can make this approach seem radical, we believe educating and empowering God's people to love the vulnerable and wounded as Jesus does is nothing more and nothing less than the fulfillment of His teaching.
We believe with proper education and training churches and ministry organizations can become the safest communities for the vulnerable and the most welcoming and loving for those who have been impacted by abuse. We pray for a day when the hurting run towards the church for refuge and healing. Jesus calls each of us to be a part of making that happen. Please join us.
Basyle ‘Boz’ Tchividjian
Founder, Executive Director