About Us

Imagine a world where Christ is known because of the actions of His followers.

As culture changes, one thing never will: every person needs Jesus. But how will the generations come to experience His incredible love in a society that is increasingly skeptical of religious institutions?

If this shift in culture means it’s less likely that new people will come to our churches, we must take that love to them. This world must become a place where Jesus is known because of the actions of His followers.

Orchard exists to make this vision a reality. We inspire Christ-followers to launch and lead creative initiatives serving those in need.

OUR VALUES

We lead with our values.

These are not simply words. They frame the structure for everything we do and everything we say.

Before we can love our neighbor well, we must love the Lord our God with all of our heart, our soul, our strength, and our mind. Glorifying Jesus Christ is the main goal of all that we do. Every aspect of Orchard ultimately exists to serve others and introduce them personally to Jesus.

Prayer is a multi-faceted communication with God – upward, inward, and outward. It is also an intentional component of all of our ministries. Prayer is the tool God has given us to communicate with Him for our personal growth and for clarity concerning our service in the world.

Love is not merely an external action; it is an
internal motivation. We serve, not out of a sense of duty or obligation, but because God loves us. We are able to receive His love and we want to pass that love on.

The Bible informs, guides, corrects, and instructs
our faith in Jesus by the power of the Spirit. With great authority the Bible instructs us on how we should lead our ministry. It provides wisdom and clarity. It guides us on what we should spend our time on.  

We are not designed to do life alone! Christian
community is Jesus-followers coming together to encourage and spur one another along throughout
life’s challenges. Ministry, ultimately, is meant to be an extension of the love we have as the Body of Christ. 

The Lord uses changing ways to reach people over the course of history. God creates people in His image with unique gifts, talents, and abilities. We believe ministry is most effective when it is done around the ways God has created His people, for when we do it leads us to new and innovative ways to share the love of Christ in the world.

Our Beliefs

The common bond for the people of Orchard is our faith in Jesus Christ. Our theological foundations include, but are not limited to the following statements of belief.

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Salvation is…

obtained by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. All who repent of their sins and receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are born again into eternal life as children of God.

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We believe…

in the accuracy, truth, authority, and power of the Holy Scriptures as the Word of God.

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We affirm…

the words of the Apostles’ Creed.

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