Dear partners in ministry, I am excited to announce a new partnership that I believe will strengthen and accelerate the church planting efforts in New England for many years to come. Orchard Group will be contributing our leadership, staff, and expertise to Restoration House Ministries, a New England church planting
From Nick Parsons, Director of Recruitment Even though I am only 34 years old, I recently experienced the joy of becoming a grandparent. Before you start doing math on the ages of my wife and daughter, know that I am talking about being a “church planting grandparent,” not a physical
The Redwood groves in California are one of nature’s wonders. These trees can grow to 275 feet high and 25 feet in diameter – large enough to drive a car through! Some of these trees are over a thousand years old, withstanding floods, fires, and strong winds. With the tops
Over the last few years, The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been informally named "Giving Tuesday." The day was promoted via social media to encourage people to think charitably after the consumer-driven Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The idea has grown rapidly. Last year, $117 million was raised for charities in
From Brent Storms, President and CEO of Orchard Group When you reflect on the events of a year, you are likely to remember some of the difficulties and challenges. Hopefully you’re able to make a longer list of things to celebrate! We’re grateful that the victories and successes
Because of our emphasis on urban church planting, we often write about our nation's cultural centers: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami. These hubs are centers of power that shape the conversation for the rest of the nation and the world. And yet, the tide of influence also
Brent Storms, President & CEO of Orchard Group shares why he feels new churches in cities are vital.