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.

We have several types of groups you can join at The Orchard:

Community Groups typically meet weekly or bi-weekly and are about 10-20 people in size. They meet in group member homes and they multiply when their size limit is exceeded. Study topics include Books of the Bible, topical studies or discussion of the weekly sermon.

Find a Community Group

Journey Groups typically meet weekly and are about 2-5 people in size. They meet somewhere in the community that flow with the natural rhythm of life. They last about 7-10 weeks and do a special study that goes hand-in-hand with a sermon series. These groups are self forming and meet bi-annually.

If you have any questions on Orchard Groups please contact .

Group Resources

Titus Journey Group

Below are the resources you will need for this 7-week journey group. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at

  • Journey Group Resource Card - This card includes your Scripture reading plan, a passage of Scripture to memorize, and questions to ask yourself as you work through your weekly readings.
  • Scripture Passages - If you don't have a Bible don't fret. We have pulled out all the Scriptures and put them into this document so you can easily follow along. We have also included links to each passage on Biblegateway so if you need more context either before or after the passage you can get it.

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 contact John Nix for next for next steps on becoming an Orchard Group leader.