What is The Garden?

The purpose of The Garden is to disciple, partner with, and champion young people throughout Northern California, equipping them for local and global outreach. 

Our Beliefs

THE BIBLE: The Bible is wholly inspired by God and everything it is true. It is the true, living and active Word of God. We take creation as literal, that the earth was created in six days. The Bible is the base to everything we do. We believe truth is truth rather we agree if it is fair or not. We believe following the Bible’s commands are not a chore but a blessing. We believe the Bible is enough alone and follow nothing else.

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

JESUS CHRIST Jesus Christ is The Son of God. Nobody comes to The Father except through him. There is power in his name and he died for all who believe in him, cleansing them of their sins.

(Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:6-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13)

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT The Holy Spirit is God, and dwells in and empowers all who believe in God. He enters us at the moment of salvation enabling us to have a personal relationship with The Father. The Holy Spirit brings us, love, joy, peace, self-control, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. 

(2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:23-25; Ephesians 5:18)

 

SALVATION Salvation is a free gift to all men and women from God. No one can ever pay off their sins through good works. Only by trusting that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins. Believing must be paired with a relationship, through this one can find their way to The Father.

(Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1; Matthew 7:21-23)

 

ETERNITY God created man's spirit to live forever. It will either exist eternally with God in paradise or eternally separate from Him in the lake of fire.

(John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9, Matthew 13:42)

 

OUR WORLD NEEDS THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST We believe our main goal, second to loving God, is sharing God’s love. We want to make Jesus famous and let every ear hear his name. We believe that when Jesus said, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations", he meant literally all nations. We believe we are to follow Isaiah in answering God's call by declaring, "Here am I. Send me!”

(Isaiah 6:8; Matthew 22:37-40; Matthew 28:19 1 Peter 4:8; 28:16-20; John 13:34)