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The Next Chapter: Reunion & Renaissance

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. Right now in Manhattan, Russel and Katie Rader are working and praying daily as they prepare for the launch of a new church – Reunion


The Latest: August News

Even as much in the world shifts around us, the church's core mission to make disciples remains constant. The same central aim endures: to share the good news about Jesus with as many as possible through the establishment of new church communities. Church planter Russel Rader in Manhattan recently expressed


Grieving Losses and Pressing Forward

This article is contributed by Russel Rader, who is preparing to start a new church in Manhattan. “How lonely sits the city that was full of people!” –Lamentations 1:1From March to April of this year, it is estimated that over 420,000 people left New York City. The combination


The Latest: May News

Over the past six weeks, it's been beautiful to see Orchard Group church plants "be the church" during this unique season. There's been much to celebrate as we see churches creating new approaches for worship services, finding new ways to stay connected, and proactively supporting their local communities through new


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


The Manhattan Project

In New York City, young professionals face pressure to find their identity in their work, in their abilities, in their educational status, and in their relationships. Russel Rader, lead planter of the Manhattan Project shares, “Many people in the city are lonely, overworked, and lacking community. Katie and I believe