We are excited share the Tampa Project with you! Isaac and Vanessa Petit Frére are passionate about places where people are skeptical or even hostile toward Jesus and his church. Their enthusiasm is infectious: “If only we could show them something they haven't seen before, something different. If only we
Lenny spent much of his time growing up Ferguson, a community in greater St. Louis, where his father had planted a church. As he grew older and developed relationships, he fell in love with the city and its people. Ferguson is a beautifully diverse city with charm and neighbors that
We celebrate with Accelerate Church in Camden County, NJ! Launch Sunday highlights:
Charlie shares, > We are the Welkes, and when we found Fairfield County, Connecticut, we found a place that fused the city with the coast, and we began asking whether or not this place needed a new church. New England has a rich spiritual heritage: it’s the birthplace of America’
Ernest and Sarah Grant share their vision and excitement for the upcoming launch of Accelerate Church in Camden County, NJ. You can help plant a new church in Camden County. Partner with Ernest and Sarah [https://orchardgroup.org/projects/camden] to establish Accelerate Church.
Church planters Joshua and Ericka Symonette are preparing for a new church community for the city of Baltimore. Joshua shares, "Charm [https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Charm_city&redirect=no] is not relegated to just certain parts of the city. There is value in the vacant, and
There is so much to celebrate about the work of church planting: leaders applying their God-given gifts, new people encountering the good news, local volunteers and staff being developed, and — of course! — new believers following Jesus. Church planting frequently brings about another wonderful thing: new churches investing to help start
There is so much to celebrate about the work of church planting: leaders applying their God-given gifts, new people encountering the good news, local volunteers and staff being developed, and — of course! — new believers following Jesus. Church planting frequently brings about another wonderful occurrence: new churches that invest in new
Learn more [https://orchardgroup.org/partners/] about how you can partner to establish new churches.
You can become a partner [https://orchardgroup.org/projects/baltimore] with Joshua and Ericka to plant a new church in Baltimore!
You can become a partner [https://updates.orchard.group/video-see-the-oakland-project-in-action/orchardgroup.org/projects/oakland] with the Gabe and Kari to plant a new church in Oakland!
You can become a partner [https://updates.orchard.group/video-the-greater-miami-project/orchardgroup.org/projects/greater-miami] with Terrence and Emma to plant a new church in Greater Miami!
On any given Sunday at Miami Church, 15 different countries will be represented by the people who attend. Miami as a city is known for its multicultural flair, flashy style, warm weather, and increasingly, for people who say they feel isolated. Miami Church is a gathering place where many find
A little behind-the-scenes of Orchard Group from Brent and Rhesa Storms. We're grateful for church planting partners like Southeast Christian Church [https://www.southeastchristian.org/], who has been a strong partner of several new churches, including Renaissance Church [https://orchardgroup.org/projects/renaissance-church] and Epiphany Brooklyn [https://orchardgroup.org/projects/
Femi Osunnuyi is leading the Lagos Project, a new church in Nigeria. Lagos is a vital and strategic city in Africa. Watch the video to hear more about the project. You can also donate to the project here [http://www.orchardgroup.org/donate/lagos/].
Mike and Jodi Hickerson at Mission Church [http://www.orchardgroup.org/donate/mission/] in Ventura, California have been amazed at how people's lives are changing as a result of hearing the gospel.
What if Christians were known for throwing great parties- no strings attached? That has become the DNA of Mission Church [http://www.orchardgroup.org/church/mission-christian-church/]. They have gained a reputation for loving people with openness and grace. Each summer, they host several Free Friday Flicks in a local park
Kyle Costello, lead planter of Missio Dei Community [http://www.orchardgroup.org/church/missio-dei-community/] in Salt Lake City, has a unique challenge and opportunity by starting a church in a city with a very young demographic. Many people are new to the city, which means that the church members have
The story of every church plant is also the story of partnering churches. New churches get their start with the prayer, personnel and financial support of other churches! Lorenzo Smith of Collective Church [http://www.orchardgroup.org/church/collective/] in West LA shares of how that support is encouraging to
Derrick Puckett recognized that many times people won't come to church, even if they are spiritually seeking. So Renewal Church [http://www.orchardgroup.org/church/renewal/] in Chicago makes a habit of getting outside the walls of church- whether that's playing basketball or going to neighborhood celebrations! As a side
Over a period of years, Jordan Rice became increasingly convicted about the need for spiritual growth and change in Harlem. He left behind his law career to study theology and entered a training program for church planting. A year and a half ago, he led the launch of Renaissance Church
Louis & Yolandi Scheepers, both South Africans, will lead a new church in Cape Town [http://www.orchardgroup.org/church/capetown/] this year. Get a glimpse of the calling God has placed on their hearts to unite people in Jesus. The book of Acts informs us that Jesus united people from
There are 60,000 people in the 9th Arrondissement of Paris. And one evangelical church. The need for the gospel is great! Etienne Koning will lead a new church in Paris [http://www.orchardgroup.org/2016/02/paris/] in the coming year. In this video, he has a conversation with
Kaley Puckett had initial reservations about church planting. Over time, she became excited about the idea. With the support of Orchard Group, Derrick and Kaley planted Renewal Church [http://www.orchardgroup.org/church/renewal/] in Chicago!
When Orchard Group was established in 1948, the percentage of the world population living in cities was 30%. Today, more than 50% of the world lives in cities. By 2050, projections are that 70% will live in cities. When Orchard Group was started, there were only two cities — New York
It's exciting to see the growth of Mustard Seed Christian Church [http://www.orchardgroup.org/church/479/] in Osaka, Japan. Matthew and Jessica Whelchel, staff members at MSCC share the joys and challenges of planting a church in Japan. Check out this video of a behind- the -scenes on a
Miami Church in Florida celebrated launch Sunday [http://www.orchardgroup.org/blog-post/miami-launch/]! Renaissance Church in NYC and Renewal Church in Chicago each celebrated 1 year. Autumn is an exciting time as we celebrate the launch of new churches and birthdays of established churches.
PLANTING CHURCHES IN AND FROM NYC SINCE 1948 Orchard Group starts churches in challenging, strategic, and influential cities throughout the world. Thank you to Matthew Kern [https://vimeo.com/thematthewbk] for shooting and editing.
From lawyer to minster Hear the story of Jordan Rice, lead planter of Renaissance Church [http://www.orchardgroup.org/church/harlem-project/], and the people who are helping to get this church started in the fall! Please pray for Renaissance, Harlem and the leaders of this new church. video credit to
> "Out of 500 people, I was the only black guy in the room." Lead Planter Derrick Puckett, on his heart for Chicago, and the desire to be a part of a new church that has a vision to bring people of all backgrounds together. Renewal Church website [http://www.renewalchicago.
Check out what Watson Jones III has to say about his desire to see a new church community in Philadelphia!
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.
Jordan leads the Harlem Project, with a plan to launch in 2014. Jordan Rice will lead a new church plant in the diverse neighborhood of Harlem in 2014. Once famous as a vibrant African American community, Harlem is now a mosaic of ethnicities and cultures. This diversity is part of