Local Missions

The Garden, in many ways, is a local mission in Baltimore City.  We do not see ourselves as mere residents, but as missionaries among neighbors who need the Gospel. To accomplish our mission, we seek to equip our members through the regular ministries of the church.  A number of members have intentionally moved into the neighborhood for this purpose.  It's our desire that every member fulfills the Great Commission as they hang out on stoops, invite neighbors to dinner, work  jobs, and discover creative opportunities to promote the Gospel.


Additionally, we come together on mission in various ways in Baltimore City.  We help plant new churches, throw block parties, run an arts program at our local school, and we seek to support and encourage local campus ministries. 


If you desire to serve locally, please email us and let us know.  We would love to help connect and equip you.


Global missions

Through the work of various mission agencies and individuals, we seek to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.  The good news of Jesus is a message for the globe so that people everywhere may know salvation.


Our global missions strategy is two-fold: Send and Give.  Send: In recent years, various members have been sent across the globe to places including China, the Middle East, and South America.  Give: Through the cooperative program of the Southern Baptist Convention, we support the work of the International Mission Board.

internshiP Program

The Urban Leader Intern Program exists to raise up the next generation of leaders for the church and home through equipping men from the city, for the city.  The internship is a full-time, five month program which trains young men in theology, in practical ministry, and personal growth.


If you are interested in applying for the internship, or supporting the program in any capacity, please email Joel Kurz.



we support...

Below is a list of various organizations and individuals who we support for the purpose of local and global missions:

  • International Mission Board

    "IMB partners with churches to empower limitless missionary teams who are making disciples and multiplying churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God.

    More than 4,800 people groups - close to 1 billion people - still live with little or no access to the gospel." -IMB Website


  • North american mission board

    "The North American Mission Board exists to work with churches, associations and state conventions in mobilizing Southern Baptists as a missional force to impact North America with the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism and church planting." -NAMB Website


  • baltimore baptist association

    "Baltimore Baptist Association desires to be a catalyst for bringing people together, demonstrating the value of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, embracing Baltimore with the love of Christ." -BBA Website


  • graffiti church plant - baltimore

    Charlie Brown, a church planter on Baltimore's east side in the Greenmount area, is planting Graffiti Church.  Charlie and his wife Diane live in the community they serve and are in close partnership with The Garden Church.

  • campus outreach, howard u. - mary amaechi

    Mary serves with Campus Outreach at Howard University in Washington, DC.

  • 9marks ministries

    "9Marks exists to equip church leaders with a biblical vision and practical resources for displaying God’s glory to the nations through healthy churches." -9Marks Website