Heart for Truth is all about encouraging and equipping Christian leaders to recognise the huge, untapped potential of those in our churches who are hurting or marginalised. There are so many in our churches struggling with issues around trauma, depression, mental illness or anxiety. God can use ordinary Christians to give them the confidence to walk into real freedom which is their birthright in Christ.
What we believe
We believe that absolutely nobody is so damaged, wounded or hurting that Jesus cannot bring them to a place of complete freedom and wholeness.
Heart for Truth exists to help churches and Christian communities to recognise the power and truth of that statement, and live it out. There are those on the fringe who are ignored or just tolerated, but who may well hide a past of ill treatment, abuse, trauma and pain. We believe that they really can find themselves wonderfully set free to love and serve in the power of the Holy Spirit.
We have the firm conviction that Jesus Christ can bring everyone into a place of healing and freedom. No matter what the circumstances, we believe that Jesus can set us free from any kind of bondage, trauma or inner pain.
With that powerful truth in mind, our vision is that every church would be actively engaged in embracing every single hurting person. This involves:
- Community for the marginalised
- Encouragement for the down-cast
- A sense of belonging for every member
- Healing for the sick
- Counsel for the hurting and confused
Most importantly, we must ensure that those who see themselves as too poor or uneducated, too unworthy or damaged, may be swept into the centre of all that God is doing with and in His people in these days.
Our foundation is rooted in the Word of God and played out in personal experience. Heart for Truth seeks to equip churches to be a safe place in which wounded Christians can be gently and boldly led into maturity and wholeness, and beyond. Only then will they be able to voice what they really know to be true: Jesus is truly alive!
With the above achieved within the church, both individually and corporately, we will then be free to give our all for the kingdom of God.
The world needs to hear from those who were hurting but have been made whole; from the “little people” who are now shouting from the roof tops that nothing is too hard for our God! This can only happen if we take the first steps to include absolutely everyone within our church.
Our Core Values
Our Mission Statement
Who we are
Heart for Truth is headed up by Carolyn Bramhall whose own journey has freed her from a wounded past, filled with depression and fragmentation. Her experiences have given her the firm conviction that:
Nobody is so “messed up” that Jesus Christ cannot bring them into a place of complete healing and freedom.
She and the team now aim to equip others to give what she has received.
God welcomes all who come to Him, and we at Heart for Truth long to see His Church embracing all those who are broken, hurting or marginalised.
Carolyn has diplomas in counselling, theology and Christian work, and has worked in the area of mental health, both Christian and secular, for over 30 years. With her husband she has established a refuge for women in Madera, California, and was the founding member of the West Berkshire Friendship Clubs. She worked with Freedom in Christ (FIC) for six years and Heart for Truth owes much to the excellent teaching material and support of FIC.
She has been married for almost forty years to John and both are leaders in their local Anglican church. They have two grown children, Amy (“Jess”) and Luke. Carolyn’s autobiography is called “Am I A Good Girl Yet?” and is published by Monarch.
Heart for Truth trustees
Heart for Truth has a dedicated group of trustees who are passionate about seeing the wounded led into freedom:
- Diana High
- Jill Cawte
- Carol Marks
Heart for Truth Council of Reference
We also have a Council of Reference who supports our objectives:
- Rev. Dr. Russ Parker (Acorn Christian Healing Foundation)
- Steve and Zoe Goss (Freedom in Christ Ministries)
- Bishop Stephen Cottrell (Bishop of Chelmsford)
- Jennifer Rees-Larcombe (Beauty from Ashes)
- Dr. Linda Stalley (Maranatha Community)
- Rev. John Ryeland (Christian Healing Mission)
Our work is undergirded by prayer and we have a growing prayer base – an absolute priority for us.
Heart for Truth works outside of denominational boundaries and believes we are all part of one church, the body and bride of Christ.
We are a member of CHUK (Christian Healing UK) and TAG (the Trauma and Abuse Group).