The Latest: October News

This past month has marked the celebration of new beginnings at many Orchard Group churches, as well significant milestones at others. Join us in celebrating with these churches and in praising God for his good work! Celebrating New Beginnings On September 13, City Church Over-the-Rhine [

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The Next Chapter: NYC & Istanbul

This post is part of the "Next Chapter []" series, where we share about the “Next Chapters” in the story that God is writing through new churches. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Istanbul, Turkey is a city of 15 million people, yet it only has about 30 thousand Christians,


Navigating a New Reality

Our team has recently been encouraged by a report from some of our international planters of how they're navigating a "new norm" in light of COVID-19. We invite you to read the following report and join us in praising God and praying for the church in Istanbul. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From church


Where East Meets West

Glances at a map of Paul’s early church planting efforts reveal churches that were established in what would become modern-day Turkey. Those early Christian communities have all but disappeared. Turkey is one of the least-Christian countries in the world, with Christians making up .2% of the population. The number