The Latest

Field dispatches, prayer updates, and church planting resources from Orchard Group


The Latest: More New Churches!

As we shared in the last update, this Fall is a season for many churches to begin regular Sunday services. Over the past few weeks, Accelerate Church (Camden), Beacon Church (New Hampshire), Hope Church (Baltimore), and Reunion Church (NYC) have all celebrated "Launch Sundays." (Pro tip: click/tap a church

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Launch Sunday for Reunion Church in Manhattan!

We're thrilled to add Reunion Church in Manhattan to the list of churches that have launched this Fall! Russel and Katie Rader share: LAUNCH SUNDAY! What a day it was. We sang. We met new friends. We participated. We are being drawn together to participate in a grand story that


Hope Church Baltimore Launches!

Hope Church Baltimore, led by church planters Joshua and Ericka Symonette,  officially launched on Sunday! Hope's team shares: "Hopeful & grateful for all that is to come. It was so awesome and encouraging to see and feel the enthusiasm. Thank you to those who have joined us in this story.

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Accelerate Church Launch Sunday!

We celebrate with Accelerate Church in Camden County, NJ! Launch Sunday highlights:


Video: Meet Charlie and Leslie Welke of the Fairfield County Project

Charlie shares, We are the Welkes, and when we found Fairfield County, Connecticut, we found a place that fused the city with the coast, and we began asking whether or not this place needed a new church. New England has a rich spiritual heritage: it’s the birthplace of America’


The Latest: An Exciting Season for New Churches

‌ As the summer season gives way to Fall, many church plants find themselves transitioning out of the pre-launch stage and into the exciting season of launching regular Sunday church services! In fact, the next couple of months are shaping up to be some of our busiest ever: Accelerate Church (Camden)


The Latest — A Growing Team

We are excited to announce the addition of two new staff members to Orchard Group! Tanner Green will begin serving in September as Regional Director for New England. Tanner has been serving as the Founding and Lead Pastor for SouthPointe Christian Church near Providence, RI for the past nine years.


The Latest: Peace and Prosperity in Planting

At the heart of church planting is a commitment to "Work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you... Pray to the Lord for it..." (Jeremiah 29:7) We believe that God has called us to be at work in the world, helping to draw people


Announcing a New Partnership for New England

Dear partners in ministry, I am excited to announce a new partnership that I believe will strengthen and accelerate the church planting efforts in New England for many years to come. Orchard Group will be contributing our leadership, staff, and expertise to Restoration House Ministries, a New England church planting


Video: Introducing Ernest and Sarah Grant

Ernest and Sarah Grant share their vision and excitement for the upcoming launch of Accelerate Church in Camden County, NJ. You can help plant a new church in Camden County.Partner with Ernest and Sarah to establish Accelerate Church.


The Latest - New Life, New Churches, New Prayers

New LifeAs churches shifted to online last year, our team wondered if there would be a burst of new baptisms as physical gatherings relaunched. Now, as churches across the country and world are regathering, it sure looks to be the case. In Chicago, Miami, New York, San Luis Obispo, Ventura,

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Plan A: Watering and Planting

In a little paragraph in a letter to the church in Corinth, history’s most well-known church planter provides some important insight: What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So