Sunday was a day of energy and excitement at Mission City Church in Santa Barbara, CA. Mission City is a church plant that launched in the fall of 2017. "Church planting" is an evocative phrase to describe the start of a new church. It implies an organic process that involves growth, fertile soil, and God's involvement.

God is certainly working in Santa Barbara through Mission City. They are off to a good start, with weekly services, smaller groups meeting in homes, and celebrating their first baptisms. From meetings in living rooms to renting out space, to launch Sunday and beyond, Orchard Group's vision is to see healthy, vibrant churches established in their cities!