Our story

Grace Alliance was originally an idea from a number of pastors who wanted to connect grace churches to each other and to the ministry of Pastor Joseph Prince from New Creation Church in Singapore. The idea was to create a platform that was different from any other church network. At it’s heart Grace Alliance is about providing relationship, support and friendship for pastors.

An initial gathering in 2015 in Zürich Switzerland attracted around 80 pastors and was a great success. Pastor Prince gave valuable input and encouragement and the sense from those who attended was that Grace Alliance had an important strategic role in developing healthy grace based churches in Europe and beyond.

The story continues to unfold. We are a part of a grace revolution that is being used by the Lord to bring hope and freedom to millions of people around the world. You can help us write this story of love & unmerited favour in the lives of your church as a member of Grace Alliance.

Pastor Marcel Gaasenbeek (Chairman of Grace Alliance) and Pastor Joshua McCauley with Pastor Joseph Prince from Singapore.

Our vision

Grace Alliance is not just another church growth network but a genuine group of churches who preach Jesus at the centre and the full gospel of grace. 

We want leaders to discover more of the Lord’s unmerited favour in their own lives and also to become effective ministers of grace. Our resources are there to help local churches grow in and function in grace.

The purpose of Grace Alliance is to connect these churches to the leaders and ministries that will help them to develop themselves and their churches in grace.

F.A.Q.

Most commonly asked questions about grace.

We believe that salvation is through believing in Jesus and Jesus alone. In John 14:6, the Bible tells us very clearly that Christ is the only way to God and eternal life, and in Romans 10:9–11, the Bible tells us how to be saved and have eternal life: Believe in our hearts that Jesus died for our sins and was raised from the grave, and confess with our mouths that He is our Lord and Savior.

God’s grace (undeserved, unmerited, unearned favor) empowers us to experience victory over sin, unclean habits and addictions in our lives. In other words, God’s grace gives us dominion over sin (Romans 6:14), NOT keeps us under the bondage and power of sin.
The Bible is very clear, and emphatic, about this. Romans 6:14 says, “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” Sin loses its control (“dominion”) over you when you are under grace (“not under law but under grace”).

When reading about the Lord’s chastening in Hebrews 12, it is important to understand that the book of Hebrews was written in Greek, and “chastening” is the Greek word paideu, which means “to train children, to cause one to learn, or to be instructed or taught”. Hence, the Lord’s chastening is to be seen in the context of our heavenly Father teaching or disciplining His children.

Now, we know we have a good heavenly Father who loves us very much (John 3:16). Jesus Himself shows how good our heavenly Father is when He asked in Matthew 7:11, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” So, if earthly fathers do not teach or discipline their children with sickness, disease and poverty, then all the more, our heavenly Father will never teach us by punishing us with bad things.
So how does God chasten, or train, His children? Hebrews 12:9–10 (KJV) explains, “Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness.”
These two verses make a comparison between “fathers of our flesh”, or our earthly fathers, and “Father of spirits”, our heavenly Father. “Fathers of our flesh” discipline our flesh, while “Father of spirits” disciplines us in our spirits, through His word. This means that as you read the Bible, or as you listen to God’s Word being preached, you are being trained, being taught by the Lord.
The writer of Hebrews goes on to say that when God disciplines us, we know that we are sons, not illegitimate, that we are loved, and that we will live and profit (Hebrews 12:8–10). Chastening of the Lord, then, does not refer to God causing accidents or illness to happen to us, for if God disciplines you with death, sickness and disease, how will you “live” and where is the “profit”?
It is crucial for every believer, when reading the Bible, to rightly divide the Word, and to clearly separate what belongs to the old covenant of law and what belongs to the new covenant of grace. When people quote Old Testament passages without appropriating the cross of Jesus in their interpretations, they make it seem as though the cross of Jesus Christ made no difference at all, leading to much misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the Bible.
What Jesus did on the cross created the new covenant, and made the first covenant—the covenant of the law—obsolete (Hebrews 8:13). In this new covenant, Jesus has already fulfilled for us the righteous requirements of the law (Romans 8:3–4), so that we are no longer under law but under grace (Romans 6:14).
In rightly dividing the Word, we also have to take note of who Jesus was addressing when He spoke. With the Pharisees, who boasted in their perfect law-keeping, Jesus spoke of the law at its most pristine standard, such that it was impossible for any man to keep. He did it so that man would come to the end of depending on himself and begin to see that he desperately needs a Savior (Galatians 3:24). But to the sinners, the prostitutes and tax collectors, He was never harsh, and was full of compassion for them.
Once you understand how powerful this principle of letting Jesus be the key to understanding and applying God’s Word to your life is, you will no longer be troubled by obscure passages in the Bible. This is because the Lord has given so many clear, explicit portions of Scripture that declare His favor and blessings over your life in the new covenant.

The unpardonable sin is committed when a person constantly rejects Jesus, knowing full well that He is the Messiah. When Jesus mentioned the unpardonable sin in Matthew 12:31–32, He was speaking to the Pharisees who rejected Him at every turn and were looking for ways to kill Him.

Those who have accepted Christ are in no danger of committing this sin, which is why the apostle Paul, who wrote two-thirds of the New Testament, never mentioned an unpardonable sin. Instead, he assures believers that all their sins have been forgiven because of Jesus’ one sacrifice at the cross (Hebrews 10:12–14).

The day you accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior, you became a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). As a Christian, a believer in Christ, curses no longer have the right to operate in your life. This is because Jesus took all your sins—past, present and future—on the cross, became a curse for you (Galatians 3:13) and bore the full wrath of God for them.

So today, you are totally forgiven (Colossians 2:13) and fully righteous before God.
Regardless of your circumstances, always hold firm to the truth that you have been redeemed from every curse of the law, and that your heavenly Father loves you very much (John 3:16). He cares for you affectionately and watchfully (1 Peter 5:7, AMP), so come boldly to His throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16), and trust in His goodness and faithfulness to turn things around for your good (Romans 8:28).

The significance of the anointing oil lies in its pointing us to Jesus’ finished work at the cross. In the same way olive fruits have to be crushed in order for the oil to flow out, Christ was crushed at different points in His passion so that we may enjoy wholeness in every area of our lives, and that God’s blessings may freely flow toward us.

Interestingly, when olives are pressed for oil in Israel, they go through three rounds of pressing. The first press gives you extra virgin olive oil, which is used in the Jewish temple for lighting. The oil from the second press is used for making medicine (or for healing), while the oil from the third press is used for making soap (cleansing).
In the same way, our Lord Jesus was also pressed three times to provide for us a perfect salvation that includes deliverance from all powers of darkness, divine healing for our bodies and complete forgiveness of all our sins.
His “pressings” began at Gethsemane (meaning “olive press”) in a time of darkness, both literally and spiritually. He said to those who had come to arrest Him that night, “…this is your hour, and the power of darkness” (Luke 22:53). The Bible says He was “in agony” (Luke 22:44) as He contemplated what awaited Him from then on to the cross. It was a very dark time for our Lord. He was pressed so that we can be called “out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9), and to walk in this light.
Jesus’ crushing continued at the scourging post where He was scourged violently by the Roman soldiers. He took lash after brutal lash, bearing every stripe until His skin was torn and His bones exposed (Psalm 22:17, 129:3), all to purchase our healing and health. The prophet Isaiah tells us that “by His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).
As the olive is crushed or pressed a third time to yield its cleansing virtue, Jesus’ crushing climaxed with His being nailed at the cross. He was crushed under the judgment of a righteous and holy God because He was carrying our sins and being punished for them. He shed His blood at Calvary to wash away all our sins, making us whiter than snow.
So when you use the anointing oil, reflect on how Christ was crushed to bring you out of darkness into His glorious light, heal your body of all diseases and give you total forgiveness of sins. Expect then, to see the benefits of His sacrifice exploding in your life as you use the oil!

As you are trusting in the Lord, know without a shadow of doubt that as surely as Jesus has borne your sins, He also bore your diseases (Isaiah 53:5, New Living Translation). God loves you so much, that He sent His son Jesus to give you abundant life (John 3:16, John 10:10)—wholeness in body, mind, relationships, finances and health. In the same way earthly parents desire the best for their children, God, who is our loving heavenly Father, wants His children to be healthy, happy and whole. It is His will that you may prosper in all things and be in health (3 John 1:2)!

When He was on earth, Jesus, God’s perfect will in action, healed all who were brought to Him (Matthew 4:23–24). Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is still willing and able to heal and restore wholeness to your body today. The Lord does not, and will never, withhold healing from you.
The Lord is not just willing for you to be healed and delivered from all physical afflictions (Psalm 103:3), but He has also, through His sacrifice at Calvary, already paid the full price for your healing. At the cross, He bore not just our iniquities, but also all our infirmities and sicknesses (Matthew 8:16–17). He was bruised, crushed and scourged, so that by His stripes, we are healed (Isaiah 53:4–5, New Living Translation). Jesus was made a curse on the cross so that the curse of sickness cannot prevail in our bodies. In exchange, we received His abundant, resurrection life and the blessings of Abraham when we put our faith in Him (Galatians 3:13–14).
So, regardless of whatever symptoms you might be experiencing in your body, come boldly to the throne of grace, and claim your healing from all sickness and disease. Even if the healing breakthrough you desire does not manifest immediately, rest secure in the perfection of Jesus’ finished work and confidently expect to see your breakthrough come to pass. He is, today and always, “the Lord who heals you” (Exodus 15:26)!
As you wait upon the Lord, we encourage you to focus and meditate on Jesus’ love for you and His finished work. To help you along, please visit God’s Promises On Health And Healing on our ministry website for a special selection of Bible verses pertaining specifically to healing.

Be strengthened and encouraged to know that God loves you, cares deeply for you, and wants to supply all your needs (Philippians 4:19). Today, you can look to your heavenly Father for His provision because on the cross, Jesus bore all your sins on His own body and gave you His own righteousness. This righteousness is a gift—it cannot be earned or lost—and knowing that you now stand righteous before God allows you to confidently expect to receive from Him, exceedingly abundantly above all you can ask or think (Ephesians 3:20).

So as you continue to trust the Lord to provide the breakthrough that you need today, don’t focus on your lack. Focus instead on the Lord’s love toward you and what He has accomplished for you on the cross. Meditate on how Jesus died poor, not having even a loincloth to cover His modesty, so that today, you “through His poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9).
And as you do, believe that the Lord is supplying you with wisdom to make wise and sound decisions (James 1:5). See Him surrounding you with His favor (Psalm 5:12) so that the right people and good circumstances are attracted to you. Believe that He is ordering your steps so that you are being brought to a broad place of abundance (Psalm 18:19).
We encourage you to rest in what Christ has already done for you. That is how God’s abundant supply comes, and that is how you shall walk in His provision for every need and reign over every circumstance of lack and insufficiency.

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