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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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
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
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
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,