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The Church in Action During COVID-19

From raising additional benevolence funds, to creating new approaches for worship services, to fostering new ways for intentional connection, to proactively supporting local community, to practicing lament together... it's been beautiful seeing the church being the church in this unique season. Here are a handful of examples of Orchard Group

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News from Pro Deo Church, Cape Town

PRO DEO CHURCH has exciting possibilities ahead as they look for a new venue with Sunday morning availability in downtown Cape Town. Lead pastor Louis Scheepers envisions a place where Pro Deo could host services in two languages. Louis has noticed increasing numbers of people moving into the city who

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Meet Mandy

People in cities like New York, San Francisco, Miami, Cape Town, and Osaka are finding and growing closer to God through churches started by Orchard Group. As city populations surge, let’s make sure that churches are growing where people are going! #PeopleMatterToGod

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Where You Belong

From its beginning, Pro Deo Church in Cape Town, South Africa, has emphasized that it is a church “Where You Belong.” This is intentional, as lead planters Louis and Yolandi Scheepers have noted that loneliness seems to be a prevalent part of city life. One young woman said to them,

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Becoming a Spiritual Grandparent

From Nick Parsons, Director of Recruitment Even though I am only 34 years old, I recently experienced the joy of becoming a grandparent. Before you start doing math on the ages of my wife and daughter, know that I am talking about being a “church planting grandparent,” not a physical

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Connection Brings Strength

The Redwood groves in California are one of nature’s wonders. These trees can grow to 275 feet high and 25 feet in diameter – large enough to drive a car through! Some of these trees are over a thousand years old, withstanding floods, fires, and strong winds.  With the tops

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Pro Deo Launch!

Pro Deo Church celebrated a successful launch in Cape Town, South Africa last month! Partners from Mosaic Christian Church and Renaissance Church were on hand to volunteer and take photos:

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Below the Waterline

If you visit New York City and have a day to spare, take a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. The views of Manhattan and Brooklyn are spectacular. The bridge is an engineering marvel. When it was built, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Several controversies surrounded the

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A New Church for Cape Town

Cape Town is a beautiful city of 3.7 million in the metro area.  Louis and Yolandi Scheepers are leading a new church plant to reach people in South Africa with the gospel of Jesus.  You can join them by committing to pray for them and giving to the project.

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A Diverse People, A Big Opportunity

Louis & Yolandi Scheepers, both South Africans, will lead a new church in Cape Town this year. Get a glimpse of the calling God has placed on their hearts to unite people in Jesus.  The book of Acts informs us that Jesus united people from all backgrounds to come together

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Introducing the Cape Town Project

We met Louis and Yolandi Scheepers (pronounced “Skippers”) in April at a church planting conference in Florida, and we were quickly impressed by their vision and passion for the people of Cape Town, South Africa. For many in the US, South Africa is primarily known for two things: World Cup