Back to the Garden or BTTG Ministries, Inc. was birthed by Hope D. Blackwell in 2003, many years following the call on her life to "build the old wastes, raise up the former desolations, and repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations". (Isaiah 61:4) The ministry serves as a Para-church movement advancing the Kingdom of God by equipping, encouraging, and empowering people to walk victoriously in God's purpose for their lives both locally and globally. The role a the para-church ministry is very simple. By definition "para" means to come alongside or to resemble, to be a counterpart of. Just as paramedics and paralegals work alongside doctors and lawyers doing the work to help them accomplish their goals more effectively and efficiently, so does the parachurch ministry as it works alongside the local church to help accomplish the will of the Father without the legalism and religious protocols that often hinder ministry and effective service to all people regardless of who they are, where they were born, or what they believe. The "para" understands it is not to replace but to focus on specific areas of need that require special attention or detail, helping achieve the end result of health and victory! This is the heart and function of para-church ministry.
It is our calling as a para-church ministry to work alongside churches, organizations and ministries to build and enhance God's people to walk in victory and fruitfulness. We endeavor to establish collaborations and partnerships that will provide real cures to the ills of society, seeing people released from the bondage of sin, degradation and pain into a fulfilling new victorious life filled with inner peace and purpose!
Back to the Garden Ministries transforms lives by transparently ministering to those in need and addressing everyday life situations according to biblical principles. We share the love of Christ through programs, trainings, fellowships and counseling to meet the needs of people in the community and abroad. It is our passion to usher people into a place where they experience the love, encouragement, healing, and restoration available through intimate relationship with our loving and merciful God, thus discovering their purpose and walking in their full potential in Christ. BTTG Ministries operates under the mandate of the great commission of Christ, while conveying authentic love, compassion, and service to a world in need of love, light and leadership. We desire to be facilitators of the needed healing, teaching, and unity that will help destroy the racial, denominational, economical and gender walls of partition that come to hinder our effectiveness in the world today.
Areas of Ministry Partnership
(In geniune community service, we assist people of any sex, race, gender, religion, creed, and socio-economic status in becoming emotionally, socially and economically stable and productive members of society through our partnerships, programs and services)
It is in the beginning of creation, where we received the understanding of our divine design and purpose in God. It is there where the kingdom purposes and plans for all mankind were released. Even in that very place of purpose and power we fell because of our choice to sin and disobey, losing our God given dominion and authority. But thanks be to God, through His great love, mercy and grace we were given restoration of life eternal, peace, victory, and power through Jesus Christ! As we go "back to the garden"; the place of intimacy, communion, and fellowship with God, we will receive the impartation, revelation, and instructions needed for purposeful and victorious living; being empowered to fulfill the mandate of the great commission.
Throughout scripture the garden is often the place of beauty, peace, fruitfulness, and communion with God. Although it is a place of abundance, it is also the place where the first struggles between the flesh and the spirit were aroused. This struggle existed then and will continue until the return of Christ, but through the blood of Jesus and power of the Holy Ghost we are victorious! As a ministry we usher people into the presence of The Father through authentic worship, prayer, teaching, discipleship and fellowships. We help people to discover and fulfill both their corporate and unique purpose in the Kingdom of God, while teaching them by the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit to accurately operate in our calling as sons and daughters of God as we share this message of The Gospel of Jesus Christ with all the world!