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The Latest: March News

Header photo: Preview service at History Makers Church (Greater Miami) God continues to move in and through new churches that you are helping to establish! This month, we want to highlight some of the ways church planting leaders have been at work in Greater Miami and in Oakland: Greater MiamiOver

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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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Oakland Project's Thanksgiving Giveaway

How did you celebrate Thanksgiving this year? Food? Family? Football? The Oakland Project did all that and more, as they organized a Thanksgiving Giveaway to help provide basic Thanksgiving items for over 120 families in their community. This team is in the process of preparing to formally launch a new

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Video: See the Oakland Project in Action

You can become a partner with the Gabe and Kari to plant a new church in Oakland!

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Not Limited by Four Walls

At its core, the church has always been characterized as a people who gather, united by their shared love for Jesus. This continues to be true even as a pandemic has caused this "gathering" to take on many different forms throughout the world. We love seeing the creative ways churches

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The Latest: July News

As the summer warms up, so do the efforts of church planters as they prepare for the fall season. Church planting always requires creativity – even more so in a time with the added complexities of physical distancing, volatile economy, and global protests. Right now, leaders in Greater Miami, Manhattan, Oakland,

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Pray, Watch, Bless: Church Planting While Physically Distancing

This article is contributed by Gabe Garcia. Gabe, Kari, and their kids recently moved to Oakland, California, where they are preparing to start a new church. “Many are the plans of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” –Proverbs 19:21Planting in a pandemic

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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

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The Next Chapter: Brooklyn & Oakland

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. In 2016, Brandon and Ty Watts launched Epiphany Church in Brooklyn with a vision to help real people in the borough discover and follow

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The Latest: March News

Orchard Group focuses on planting churches where they're most needed, and we're passionate about establishing churches that help start other churches. Therefore, it's with great excitement that we share our commitment to back Gabe & Kari Garcia as they establish a new church in Oakland, California! Introducing the Oakland Project

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Introducing the Oakland Project

Over the past year, God has placed an unshakable burden upon Gabe and Kari Garcia's hearts to reach a new community with the love and truth of Christ. Throughout a season of prayer and seeking godly counsel, they were encouraged to investigate the possibility of church planting. Through that process,