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How we serve

Growing in Grace is a women's community that was created in the home of the founder, Ashley Ates with a few dope women who desired growth with like-minded women.

Through in-person gatherings, online bible studies, & courses G.N.G has touched women of all ages and races.  

G.N.G is committed to curating a safe space that provides transformation, encouragement, and teachings that lead you into truth. 

Sister Sistership Program

Within the 7 week Sister Sistership Program, mamas gain tools through personal & Spiritual development, access community within our group sessions & private FB group, accountability with fellow mamas, & usable systems personalized for each mama.

This program equips single-mamas to Re-Imagine Motherhood by focusing on the woman within; Moving past surviving into thriving. 

 Here, we don't live in the trauma of our decision, instead we build confidence in our womanhood to thrive in mothering & life. We are using the tools acquired to break free of all limitations. 

Home: Who We Are



Summer Martin

As I’ve journeyed with Growing in Grace, Ive seen a tremendous difference in how I view myself and my purpose here on earth. I accept the grace, love, and value that God has always made available. I’m grateful for the passion and push that I've received, it was needed for me to walk fully in purpose


Eva Rosales

I feel heard, acknowledged, & encouraged. It has taught me that we all have struggles & fears, but that you must persevere. I have learned a new meaning of “pivot” and how to apply it in my life everyday when I find myself worried or frustrated with circumstances out of my control. I have a lot of work to do within,  but feel hopeful and grateful. I look forward to growing in grace.


Brittany Baker

Growing In Grace is more than a group. It’s a sisterhood! We laugh, we cry, we support each other, and daily we are growing spiritually & mentally. The transparency in the group is so relatable so you do not feel judged by your past and/ or current mistakes. I have grown closer to God in my spiritual journey & in tuned with myself more now than ever. This group has definitely helped me identify things about myself. I’m so appreciative of Ashley & all the ladies of G.N.G. (Growing In Grace).


Candice Goldsbrough

The level of discernment during our sessions were so spot on. There wasn't any question or thought left unanswered. It's really hard to put a time limit on great conversation, thought provoking questions, and insight that challenges what you've known and how you operate. 
Ashley gives great attention to your needs and moves you from stuck to action. I didn't want the 7 weeks to end! I highly recommend Sister Sistership to single moms seeking change!


Vanessa Comeaux

This program assisted me in believing in MYSELF. I am unlearning many unhealthy habits I've had and understanding WHY they're unhealthy so I don't resort back!

The Sistership program brings reconciliation to the woman's identity so she can function in every role God gives her. 


Chelsea Henderson

She's the real deal. She constantly challenges my perspective with her loving & honest approach. I'm often called to self- reflect after any teaching or conversation with Ashley. Her words hold value! She doesn't leave you how you start, and most importantly she's concerned about YOU.


April Collins

Ashley's courses are filled with strong insight, life lessons, & biblical support that is written especially with me in mind. With authenticity, vulnerability, & humor, such a refreshing boldness to all she does.  

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Growing In Grace

A space where God's grace
meets our
imperfections to produce purpose.

Lily Flower

About ME

I am UNAPOLOGETICALLY Ashley Ates, the Single Mama Builder. Having my first child at 19 years old, I knew the only thing that mattered was making sure my child was taken care of. I pushed and pushed, achieved, achieved but still wasn't content. It wasn't until I asked God who He created me to be that I went on a journey of discovery. Let me tell you, it never ends. During this journey I birth Growing In Grace women's community which birth Sister Sistership, a community exclusive to single mamas where we Re-Imagine Motherhood. I didn't have anyone to keep me accountability nor a community of women that looked like me but wanted more. I knew I would change that narrative. Sister Sistership is for us, by us. 

Using my educational background, I combine my love for teaching, knowledge of systems & structures, goal setting with execution, and encouragement to build single mamas in their confidence to thrive in life. A message to all mamas, before you are mom, you are woman. Don't neglect her. 

I have two world-changing creative sons that I choose to live legacy with. I am a self-published author, social entrepreneur, builder of people, advocate, blogger, foodie, and lover of God! 

I look forward to serving you!

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