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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

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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) [https://orchardgroup.org/projects/camden], Beacon Church (New Hampshire) [https://twitter.com/OrchardGroup/status/1441398480732184576], Hope Church (Baltimore) [https://blog.orchardgroup.org/

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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. This

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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)

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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

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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

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Video: Introducing Hope Baltimore

Church planters Joshua and Ericka Symonette are preparing for a new church community for the city of Baltimore. Joshua shares, "Charm [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Charm_city&redirect=no] is not relegated to just certain parts of the city. There is value in the vacant, and

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The Best Kind of Motivation

Right now, Orchard Group is backing several church planters who have left secure jobs at established churches in order to pursue a vision of planting a new church. Why would someone voluntarily trade security for fragility, or something known for something ambiguous? Church planting often requires these kinds of big

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Christmas 2020: Not Foreign to the Christian Story

By Luke Greer, Orchard Group's partnership director. In many ways, much of what we have experienced in 2020 is not unlike the historical backdrop that Jesus was born into. In Jesus’ day there were entrenched interest groups, social unrest, competing ideologies, mutual distrust across ethnic lines, and profoundly different political

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Video: Meet Joshua and Ericka

You can become a partner [https://orchardgroup.org/projects/baltimore] with Joshua and Ericka to plant a new church in Baltimore!

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The Latest: November News

You play a vital role in good news being shared in places where Jesus isn't yet widely known. This is why we're so eager to share with you about our newest church plant project! Introducing the Baltimore Project Joshua & Ericka and familyOver the past two years, Joshua and Ericka Symonette

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Spring Growth

One of the pictures Jesus used to describe the Kingdom of God was of a mustard seed. The Bible often uses gardening or farming illustrations to reveal the nature of the gospel, showing how God is at work in the world. God can bring life even in the most barren