Orchard Groups

You matter. You matter to God, and you matter to us. We need each other, we need to gather corporately in worship on Sunday mornings, and we need community as we do life together. In Act 2:46-47, we see the Lord blessing the efforts and obedience of the early church as they gathered in worship together and in their homes. “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 bring saved.” (Acts 2:46-47)

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Whether you are new or have been attending for a long time, Orchard Connect is a place to meet others and connect at The Orchard. Orchard Connect will meet in 4-week windows talking through our Mission Statement and the various ways you can take the next steps into Community groups, Study groups, service opportunities, and discipleship. In Orchard Connect, you will have the chance to gather, connect with others, and begin to engage in community. Starting on April 11, you can join in any week, stay for four weeks, and move toward your next step!

Are you ready to grow alongside others in community at The Orchard? We have a variety of community groups that meet weekly or biweekly to fit every stage of life. If you are looking to grow with others in Christ-like community, desiring fellowship, prayer, Bible study, and discipleship, look at the list of available groups. These groups meet in homes throughout the Memphis area. There is undoubtedly one meant just for you.

Study Groups serve as Biblical education and training. These groups generally last for six to eight weeks, with a variety of topics offered each semester. If you desire to dig deeper into God's Word with others in a small group setting, see the opportunities below. We have groups on-site on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Current Groups

Sunday Mornings:

The Book of Hosea, God's promised faithfulness to His people.

Sundays, 9:30-10:30 am, April 11 - May 9,  Room 181

Often, we look at the book of Hosea as a story of a faithful husband's pursuit to restore his wife and marriage but often miss the bigger picture. Join us for a 6-week study on how Hosea's story is the story of God's love and faithfulness to His chosen people.
Leader: Robert and Nicole Shinholt

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The Life of David Part 2 - 1 Chronicles

Sundays, 9:30-10:30 am, April 11 - May 23, Room 183

We had the privilege to study the first part of David's life in 2 Samuel in 2020. Join us for a more in-depth look into David's later years in how God continued to sanctify David and display His goodness and love to the kingdom of Israel.
Leader: Jefferson Gilder

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Ephesians - God's Church United in Christ

Sundays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, April 11-May 23, Room 184

What a gift that God has given us to be able to meet together as His church. In the book of Ephesians, Paul outlines how we must live as His church, joined together in Christ. Come and join us as we study together and learn about His redemption of us, how we can unify as believers, and how we must live in our daily lives.
Leader: Keith Thomas

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1 & 2 Timothy - Pursuing godliness in the midst of a changing world

Sundays, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm, April 11 - May 23, Room 182

In this day and age, we are surrounded by varying opinions, directives, and attention-grabbing falsities in the world. In 1 & 2 Timothy, Paul clarifies for us, believers, how the gospel of Jesus should bring us to repentance and actively push us to pursue godliness and holiness. Join us in this study as we learn how Paul instructed Timothy to stay vigilant in his faith, growth in Christ, and perseverance.
Leader: Kevin Westbrook

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Wednesday Evenings:

The Story of God's Word Part 2- A Chronological Overview of the Bible

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm, Going on Now (join in), Front Room

Have you ever felt as if the Bible was too complex to fully understand? Have you ever wanted to know and be able to tell the whole story of the Bible? The Bible story can be broken down into 14 eras and week by week we will go through each of those eras to understand how they fit together like puzzle pieces to tell the overarching story of the Bible. I will be using materials from Chronological Bible Teaching to guide us on this journey. Join us for the second installment of our study, picking back up in the New Testament.
Leader: Rich Williams

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Hard Feelings - Psalms of Lament 

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm, April 7-May 26, Room 182

No one escapes life without hard feelings. We learn to adapt, push through and make it work, but what can we learn from the scripture about lamenting hard feelings? Lamenting is a prayer in pain that leads to trust in Jesus. Join us as we walk through psalms of lament and learn together; how we turn to Jesus when what we know to be true doesn't match how we feel.
Leader: Shay Hamrick

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Disciplines of a Godly Man 

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm, April 7-May 26, Back Room

The word discipline may raise the feeling of stultifying constraint in some minds —suggesting a claustrophobic, restricted life. Nothing could be further from the truth! The obsessive, almost manic discipline of Mike Singletary liberated him to play like a wild man on the football field. Hemingway’s angst over the right word freed him to leave a mark on the English language second only to Shakespeare. The billion sketches of the Renaissance greats set Michelangelo free to create the skies of the Sistine Chapel. Churchill’s painstaking preparation freed him to give great “impromptu” speeches and brilliant ripostes. The disciplined drudgery of the musical greats released their genius. And, brothers in Christ, spiritual discipline frees us from the gravity of this present age and allows us to soar with the saints and angels. Do we have the sweat in us? Will we enter the gymnasium of divine discipline? Will we strip away the things that hold us back? Will we discipline ourselves through the power of the Holy Spirit? I invite you into God’s gym in the following chapters—to some sanctifying sweat, and to some pain and great gain. God is looking for a few good men! Disciplines of a Godly Man by R. Kent Hughes 
Leader: John Nix

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