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

Third Thursday: Resurrection Day!

West Palm Beach Fun!This season has been a blast. The West Palm Beach Project (now officially named SoFlo Church, after its location in South Florida), hosted an event that drew over a thousand people to get to know their community, enjoy some Easter fun, and celebrate this new church


Third Thursday: History Makers Launch Day!

Spring is right around the corner, and we already have beautiful things to celebrate. History Makers Church had their official launch last month! More than 350 people were present as the new church shared in song, teaching, and fellowship. We are thrilled to witness the work that the Lord is

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Annual Report 2021-22

Download the Annual Report ↓ Get the .pdf with photos, stories, and stats! Orchard-Group-Report-2021-22-1.pdf 5 MB .a{fill:none;stroke:currentColor;stroke-linecap:round;stroke-linejoin:round;stroke-width:1.5px;}download-circle More than 30 years ago, Tim Keller started Redeemer Church in Manhattan, and he recently retired with decades of ministry experience


Your Mission: We've Got Your Back

What does Orchard Group do best? How does it serve the mission of church partners and vision of church planters? New churches have been planted with Orchard Group for more than 70 years, and over the decades we've zeroed in on four core areas of practice. While some church planting


Third Thursday: New churches are planting more new churches

Happy New Year! We hope that you've had a great 2022 so far. As you know, we love to celebrate the ways that God works through new churches in their communities and beyond. One of our favorite things a new church that goes on to help plant more churches. Mosaic


Third Thursday: New Churches Preparing to Launch in 2022

Christmas is right around the corner, so first, the Orchard Group team wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas! There have been so many things to celebrate in new churches this season. Now, we begin to look forward to the things that God will accomplish in new churches preparing


Video: Meet Lenny & Jennie of the Ferguson Project

Lenny spent much of his time growing up Ferguson, a community in greater St. Louis, where his father had planted a church. As he grew older and developed relationships, he fell in love with the city and its people. Ferguson is a beautifully diverse city with charm and neighbors that


The Latest: A New Church for Oakland

This Fall has been one of the most fruitful seasons ever for our church planting team. As we've shared in the last couple of updates, new churches have launched Sunday services in cities across the country. The latest church to launch is New City Church in Oakland, which began services


New City Church Launch!

We are celebrating along with New City Church which just officially launched in Oakland! Planters Gabe and Kari Garcia share, This past Sunday was a beautiful picture of the goodness and kindness of our gracious God who has been leading us in this journey every step of the way. What


Why Church Planting?

Christian missions efforts have a rich history of creative and fruitful outreach across the world, and individuals and churches have an ocean of possibilities as they consider how to invest their resources. Why should church planting be an integral part of that mission? With so many good options, why choose


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