The Lazarus Project

Resurrecting hope for Christian victims and survivors of family violence.

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The mission of the Lazarus Project is to restore faith and hope to Christian victims and survivors of family violence.

“…to heal the brokenhearted,
to bring deliverance to the captives,
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty them that are bruised.”
(Luke 4:18).


The Lazarus Project envisions the Christian community as a whole being informed and educated on issues of domestic violence. This vision includes:

  • victims and survivors obtaining the support and guidance necessary to rebuild their lives after abuse,
  • ministers and lay leaders providing appropriate, sensitive, and loving pastoral care,
  • abusers being loved while being held accountable, and
  • family stability being enhanced and strengthened by this knowledge.

“And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment,
that you many approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense
until the day of Christ” (Phil. 1:9-11).


  • To meet the needs of Christian victims and survivors in a manner that is appropriate and sensitive to their faith (Gal. 6:1-2), and
  • To educate pastoral staff and lay leaders on issues of domestic violence and other forms of abuse, and to assist them to effectively minister when it occurs in their congregations (Eph. 4:12-13).