Serving the Community

The Garden is called to transform the city of Bakersfield with the good news of Christ in practical ways. We want to embrace our local community while addressing its injustices. We are blessed to partner with organizations across the city. Here are some organizations you can get involved in.

Garden Pathways

Garden Pathways is a faith-based community organization that provides innovative opportunities for families and individuals of all ages to discover their unique purpose, activate their personal creativity, live in health and safety, and develop skills for success in life. Through collaborative efforts with community agencies, community service groups, and faith-based organizations, Garden Pathways offers mentoring, training, and education in the arts and the art of living.

To learn more, visit the website.

Kern Leadership Alliance

Kern Leadership Alliance engages followers of Jesus to work together for community transformation. It does so by a three stage process:

  1. Envision — KLA envisions all followers of Jesus that they are called to full-time ministry where they work and where they live.
  2. Connect — KLA connects (1) individuals to small groups where they work and where they live, (2) similar small groups into networks, and (3) diverse networks into an alliance.
  3. Empower — KLA empowers collaborative initiatives and working partnerships that emerge from the alliance to take on our community’s most pressing needs.

KLA also works organizes community prayer. KLA-Pray is a county-wide prayer strategy uniting local churches in cooperative prayer.

To learn more, visit the KLA Website or KLA-Pray Website.

Senior Sack

Senior Sack provides an opportunity for our church members to serve local senior citizens through the love of Christ. With a friendly smile, we hand our guests groceries, spend time talking with them over coffee and donuts, and pray with them should the need arise. We meet every 2nd and 4th Friday from 8-10am in the Garden’s Children’s Building. For more information, email Rob Allison.


LiFT Bakersfield

LiFT is a Christian Ministry is dedicated to fulfilling the biblical mandate to love and serve the lost and broken of the Bakersfield community. From afterschool homework clubs, serving meals, mobile showers to prayer and bible studies, LiFT has many opportunities for you to get involved.

To learn more, visit the website.