Together We're Better

Outreach & Missions

At the Garden, we understand that God’s plan to touch the lost isn’t to simply have people come to church to find Him, although it’s nice when that happens!  We strive to follow His strategy for us to demonstrate grace, love, and care…to “be Jesus” to others.

One Day Weekend

On our annual One Day Weekend, we give a special offering of one day’s wage, above and beyond the regular tithe, to touch others with the love of Christ. The first full weekend of December may be One Day Weekend but there’s still time to get in on the impact!
Over the last 10 years, just under $300,000 has been received during One Day Weekend. 100% of your One Day offerings are used to:

  • Provide food and medical supplies to communities hit with natural disasters here in the U.S. and around the world
  • Purchase over 2 million meals for children and adults in over 7 countries
  • Fund free healthcare clinics in India, Southeast Asia, and the Americas
  • Distribute water filtration systems for villages in Nepal, Africa, and Asia
  • Build Bible schools to train pastors and plant new churches
  • Purchase more than a dozen girls out of the sex trade in Nepal and India
  • Fund outreaches that led to over 1,000 healing miracles and more than 100,000 salvations
  • Sowed into other local churches and ministries to help reach the lost.
  • Start our area’s first Bite 2 Go program, assisting children with weekend meals at Vista Elementary for at least a three year commitment
  • Partnered with 2nd Harvest for a mobile food bank, here at the Garden, held monthly for over three years.

This is only a part of what we’ve been able to accomplish for Christ through One Day!

Barefoot WEekend

Most of us don’t think twice about grabbing a pair of shoes and sticking them on our feet.  If anything, we have to play “footwear Jenga” to fit them all in our closet! Yet, there are kids and adults right here in Tri-Cities who do not have a single pair of shoes, at least not a pair that fit. Working with local outreach and service organizations, we help change that!

Over the past 8 years, we’ve brought in over 6,800 pairs of shoes for Barefoot Weekend!  What gender, size, and type of shoes are needed?  Any and all!  New or gently used baby shoes, work boots, loafers, pumps, kid’s shoes, tennis shoes…bring them! Whatever the case, remember that God gives GOOD things and so do we.  Others deserve our best, not our worst, so let’s bless them with no (shoe) strings attached…just like God’s love!

Dare to go bare!

In-kind contributions (such as shoes) are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law under The Garden’s tax-exempt status under IRS section 501(c)3. Our tax ID number is 20-1778277. When you donate shoes, please retain this info for tax purposes and thanks for blessing those right here in our community!

BACK THE BLUE

Since 2016, we've invited current and former law enforcement and their families to our annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Event to show our gratitude for their dedication and service to our community.  The Cities of Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, West Richland, Connell, and others have graciously commemorated these events by issuing official Proclamations declaring those specific days "The Garden TriCities Back the Blue Law Enforcement Appreciation Day."

In addition to delivering breakfast to the Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, West Richland, Prosser, and Connell Police Departments, Benton and Franklin Counties Sherriff and Corrections Officers, and our local Washington State Patrol office on Back the Blue Day, the families of The Garden have also "adopted" all Benton County Sherriff and Correctional Officers, committing to pray for them daily.  We support our law enforcement and their families!

MISSION & OUTREACH MINISTRIES

As an act of fulfilling the Great Commission, both locally and globally, the Garden supports various mission and outreach ministries on a regular and as-led basis.  Here are just of the organizations you bless through the Garden’s outreach giving:
CONVOY OF HOPE
As a faith-based, nonprofit organization, Convoy of Hope helps empower others to live independent lives — free from poverty, disease and hunger. To date, Convoy has helped more than 100 million people throughout the world.

iMPACT COMPASSION CENTER
iMPACT Compassion Center is local non-profit organization that seeks to help people sort through challenges and maximize the effectiveness of community resources. Visit their website to learn more about the services they offer and ways to get involved.

LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION/HOSANNA BIBLE CHURCH
Hosanna Bible Church now has 20 churches throughout Nepal, started Hosanna Bible College in Kathmandu, and founded  Lighthouse Foundation, which operates four state-approved Christian orphanages in Nepal where children are given shelter, clothing, meals, medical/vision/dental care, education, Christian teaching and a sense of purpose and importance.

MIRROR MINISTRIES
Mirror Ministries is a local organization who’s mission is to reflect the grace of God to victims and survivors of sex trafficking, right here in the Tri-Cities community. Visit their website to learn about awareness training, survivor services, volunteer opportunities, and more!


GLOBAL VENTURES/JOHN SMITHWICK MINISTRIES
Groups are taken all over the world and are trained and equipped for the “hands-on” winning of souls and working of miracles. People’s lives are forever changed after coming on just one of these trips!

These are independent trips so if you feel led to go, then by all means—go!  You’ll be making arrangements directly through JSMI/Global Ventures.  For the cost and to learn more about these trips,  visit www.globalventures.tv and select the destination, then click “Get Started” box for complete details.