Teaching at The Orchard

Teaching at The Orchard

Scripture tells us that those who teach are judged with greater strictness (James 3:1), thus we take the role of teaching at The Orchard seriously. We want to do our best to make sure all teaching is of sound doctrine to protect our church family (Titus 1:9). Teaching should be done in love with gentleness and respect. Teachers should be good communicators and lifelong learners. They should have a shepherds heart (Acts 20:28). 

Here are requirements for being a teacher at The Orchard Church:

  • I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.
  • I am a member of The Orchard Church who upholds our membership covenant.
  • I am in an Orchard Group or I am are currently discipling someone.

If you meet the conditions above below is the process for becoming a teacher. Anyone who wants to teach a class at The Orchard must go through the application process that is listed below.

Application Process

  • Pray - Please pray through your decision to become a leader. Are you called to lead?
  • Apply - Complete the online Teaching Application.
  • Meet - During the approval process, meet with 2 staff members and/or elders. One of the assessors will contact you about setting up an in-person assessment once we receive your application.
  • Train - To be better equipped to teach a class you will attend Leadership Training. Once approved as a teacher you will be provided with more details about this training. (Note: leadership training is currently being developed and Lord willing we will launch it in the near future.)
  • Coaching - All first-time teachers will be required to do team teaching with a designated person determined by the elder board.
  • Teach on Your Own - continue to teach.

Thank you for your interest in Orchard Classes and for your willingness to consider leadership.

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