Groups

Orchard Groups

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common… And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. (Acts 2:42-47)

Here is a snapshot of the early church, a community of people who were devoted to Jesus and one another. They prayed together, they ate together, and they learned together. The Orchard Church does not want to be groups of individuals who try to follow Jesus on their own, sporadically gathering for a service or a bible study. We need each other. Orchard Groups is a network of relationships centered around Jesus and his gospel. Groups are necessary and messy. Join a family of missionary servants sent to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Interested in leading a group

"That what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also" (2 Tim. 2:2). Leading a Orchard Group is doing exactly that and much, much, more. Leading is a tremendous responsibility and a significant time commitment, but the rewards are numerous. You will be given the privilege of seeing people grow in their relationship with Christ. A leader is a disciple maker. They are:

  • Faithful in pursuing personal spiritual growth
  • Available and committed to those they disciple
  • Initiative: intentionally inspiring discipleship in others
  • Teachable - a leader is humble servant
  • Honest and authentic

Application Process

If you have these qualities and are interested in becoming a group leader your first step is to become a covenant member of The Orchard. Once you become a member or if you are already a covenant member please reach out to John Nix for next steps.

Learn more about membership.