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


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) [], Beacon Church (New Hampshire) [], Hope Church (Baltimore) [

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Launch Sunday for Reunion Church in Manhattan!

We're thrilled to add Reunion Church in Manhattan to the list of churches that have launched this Fall! Russel and Katie Rader share: > LAUNCH SUNDAY! What a day it was. We sang. We met new friends. We participated. We are being drawn together to participate in a grand story that


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)


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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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


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 1:1 From March to April of this year, it is estimated that over 420,000 people left New York City.


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


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