"Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many" (Matt. 20:28). As in all things, we seek to sacrificially serve all people in and outside the church, just as Jesus modeled for us. Through serving others, The Orchard Church seeks to develop a community of God’s people that defines themselves and organizes their lives around living with a godly purpose. When we live with purpose, we are influencing people toward Christ in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, and world. Our goal is to come alongside you as you live out your purpose. The Missions Ministry helps facilitate opportunities to make disciples, locally and internationally, including disciple-making within our church family. We have the privilege of partnering with outside Ministries to bring the Gospel by serving, praying, going, and even financial provisions. Below are a few of the partners we have the honor of supporting.

FAM Foster & Adoption Ministry

We are excited to announce that The Orchard is launching a new ministry initiative focused on fostering and adoption. We want to begin by coming alongside the families currently exploring, pursuing, or involved in fostering and adoption. If you are in this category, we would love to hear about your journey. Would you please take a minute and fill out this questionnaire? 

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Everyone can do something! If you want to know more about how you can STAND WITH those in need whether through prayer, encouragement, or financial means or if you have any questions, please email Claire Pennel.

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LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES

ROSS ELEMENTARY

The Orchard Church adopted Ross Elementary, a Memphis City School, in April 2011. We come alongside Ross Elementary administration and faculty to show tangible means of love to the school, parents, teachers, and children. Some of those “love” events include:

  • Teacher Appreciation Events – (Back to School and Year-End events) • Children’s Events – Trunk or Treat, Thanksgiving gifts, Christmas Tree Angels (seasonal events within the school year)
  • Roadrunner Store – Supplies for the student's reward store (as needed)
  • Clothing – school uniforms, special requests for students needs
  • School Supplies- Back to school and for classrooms as needed.

If you are interested in serving in this ministry please contact David Schmidt.

CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS

Led by Orchard member Buck Ray, CWW brings hope of the Gospel to the homeless and addicted population of Shelby County – particularly the Summer Ave area. Wednesday Night Worship is the main event that provides evangelism, encouragement, and gift cards for needs at the Warrior Center (a Christ-centered recovery center for addicts).

Las Americas Child Development Center

Greg and Daisy Diaz serve Hispanic children and their families with after-school programs of tutoring, parenting classes, and personal counseling. Much effort lately in light of the current pandemic has been directed to providing families with water and food. The Orchard is one of three churches that support Las Americas through prayer, food, and funding.

Neighborhood Christian Center

Ephie Johnson (President and CEO of NCC) seeks to grow the organization's work in the community by after-school programs for kids, food pantries, adult programs to help with lifestyle habits, and healthier eating. NCC posts opportunity dates on their website and a newsletter that comes out monthly.

National/International Ministries

The following are missionaries, mission organizations, and/or churches that we partner with teaching and learning to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • The Glory Church – Darius Oliver (Memphis, TN)
  • Mercy Hill Church – Lawson (Olive Branch, MS)
  • Oak Parish – Charlie Shaw (Portland, OR)
  • Frontiers - Joey Shaw/Robina Kassar (Barcelona, Spain)
  • MTW -  Jeff Saunders  (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Global Reformed Seminary – Dr. Kim (Atlanta, GA)
  • Kyle and Leigh Cromwell – Indonesia
  • Orphanos – Richard Roseland (Memphis, TN)

If you are interested in becoming more involved or would like to come alongside any of these Christ-centered ministries please reach out.