There is Hope
The Garden is a local community of women in Greenville, SC walking deeper into the heart of the Father, through the journeys of infertility, infant loss, miscarriage, adoption, and foster care.
Jeremiah 31:2 says, "The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness." Later on in that passage, it says He will make "their lives like a well-watered garden and they shall languish no more."
It is in the hard parts of our stories, the wilderness seasons of the soul, where the Father extends an invitation to us, inviting us deeper into His heart. In the midst of suffering, in answered prayers, and deep heart sores we can be well-watered women. Finding our life source in Him. When our hearts are well-watered, by walking in deep friendship with Father, the only response is an overflowing of His love out of us into others.
The vision of for this ministry is to provide a safe place where women walking these journeys can ask hard questions, feel safe to be vulnerable, and walk in community together all through the lens of hope.
Where grace is found in the wilderness
We have Garden Gatherings once a month at The Davenport in Downtown Greer. We have a time of fellowship that’s so refreshing. There’s something powerful about being in a room full of women who “get it.” We don’t have to explain the treatments or shots or feelings of sudden grief that make their appearance. The women at these gatherings are fully known and fully understood. We worship together. Because we believe that praise and worship is our most effective weapon of warfare. We renew our minds with the Word of God through teaching. We believe that Jesus is perfect theology even when our circumstances could cause us to believe otherwise. Then we break up into small groups. Because after all, the vision of The Garden is to connect women to healing and wholeness. We think the community, doing life together, is the most effective way to hold one another accountable in renewing our minds with Truth.
We have a Garden Online Group where hope is thrown out like confetti every day of the week. In our online group, we share encouragement each day that supports the current teaching series in The Garden Gatherings. We have special guests that teach via video. Our favorite days are Tuesdays when we share testimonies of healing from women in The Garden.
We also have Garden Grow Groups, that meet at the end of every Garden Gathering and each month in their leader’s home. We believe strongly that community is a vehicle that the Father uses to bring about healing in our lives. Garden Grow Groups meet every woman in The Garden exactly where there are in their journey to healing and wholeness. Garden Grow Groups stay connected and encourage each other weekly.
On the broken road of motherhood, to healing and wholeness.
So many people ask us, “What can I do? How can I help?” It feels like a silly question when your friend or sister or family member just lost a baby or is staring at yet another failed fertility treatment.
Well, you can support this ministry. Your generous donation goes directly to help us continue to connect women on the broken road to motherhood to healing and wholeness. We support and connect these women in many different ways.