At GrowTH our vision is to see transformation in the lives of marginalised men and women in Tower Hamlets, for God’s glory. At our core, we are a partnership of churches who love our homeless neighbours and are desperately want their lives to be healed. That is why we offer food, friendship, shelter, and support, and its is also why we offer opportunities to know the only one who can truly transform and heal our lives – Jesus. 

Our two projects are the emergency night shelter and the housing project.  

The night shelter provides both immediate shelter for homeless men and women and assistance in securing more permanent longer-term accommodation. Our night shelter operates for seven months of the year and guests are welcomed from the local area without discrimination or favour.

The housing project is for formerly homeless men and women helping them transition from homelessness to independent living. It is a much-needed ‘stepping stone’ and ‘helping hand’ on what, for many, is a difficult journey.

What we believe

GrowTH is a Christian charity that is motivated and rooted in the Bible. We agree with the Evangelical Alliance’s statement of faith:

  • The one true God who lives eternally in three persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  • The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God – fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  • The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
  • The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ – born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  • The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
  • The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
  • The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  • The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness
  • The church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers — given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
  • The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.

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