Project Description

Effecting Church Transformation

GRID enables church leaders to consider and discover their own preconceptions and biases about gender-based violence, looking at how these are informing their churches and ministry and challenging them to change things.

Launched in February 2019, with an initial focus on churches: each month 20-25 local church leaders are guided through a time of reflection and appraisal by our gender-justice specialist. This enables them to confront their own biases and pre-conceptions, and commit to long-term change. Post-session, these leaders and their churches are supported by us to implement their decisions, with the target of creating a network of like-minded institutions all over the UK with the power to change our nation.

Feedback from church leaders at our recent workshops shows how successful they are:

We believe that GRID’s approach of tackling the attitudes, beliefs and practices of influential leaders, and inspiring them to take ownership of finding and embedding solutions will effect considerable, deep-seated and long-lasting change.

[As a result of attending GRID] “I feel that I have a better understanding of the mentality of
both abuser and victim – and I have resources to help as well” (and so was better placed to deal with
a real-life situation of abuse)