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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

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Mission City Church

Sunday was a day of energy and excitement at Mission City Church in Santa Barbara, CA. Mission City is a church plant that launched in the fall of 2017. "Church planting" is an evocative phrase to describe the start of a new church. It implies an organic process that involves

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Launch Sunday: Mission City Church

Mission City Church held their first service on Sunday with two full services. One attendee, a resident of Santa Barbara, said, "I feel like this church was started just for people like me!" Lead planter Jake Barker laid out the vision for the church. "This is a church for the

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Upcoming in California

BAY CITY CHURCH in San Francisco is launching with their first worship service on Sunday, September 9th. Eddie Williams is leading this team with the goal of making a big kingdom impact in the very neighborhood where he grew up. They have been hosting monthly vision gatherings to prepare for

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Introducing the Santa Barbara Project

Get to know the Santa Barbara Church Plant, launching in the fall of 2018. Santa Barbara, located approximately 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles, is a center of influence on the central coast of California. There are over 40,000 college students in the city, and several technology startups had