Orchard Students exists to connect students to live the life of a Jesus Follower.

Our goal in OSM, is to provide an open atmosphere where students can know that they matter. Where students can be honest, open, heard, accepted, and equipped to live as a light for Christ, no matter what the cost!
Everything we do is centered on connecting students to follow Jesus. If you want to understand our mission, you need to understand what we believe following Jesus is all about.
Jesus said, “Follow me!”
“FOLLOW ME”
When Jesus spoke these words, what did He mean? He was not offering an invitation to a destination, rather it was an invitation to a relationship with a Person who would radically change one’s way of life. What was true then is true today. Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship with Jesus which results in radical life change. Following Jesus is the heart of Christianity. But what is the life of a Jesus follower all about? Answer: Relationships.

ABIDE.

CONNECT.

SHARE.

THE ABIDING LIFE

Following Jesus is all about relationships. First and foremost, following Jesus is about an abiding relationship with Him. It’s about that wonderful, intimate fellowship between you and your Savior. And if you think that sounds kind of simple, you’re right! It’s supposed to be simple.

What we’ve made complicated, Jesus made simple in the Gospels. He even summarized the whole thing by simply walking into a vineyard and picking up a branch that had broken loose from a grapevine: Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing (John 15: 4–5).

Simplicity. Jesus summed up the whole dynamic of being His disciple with one little word: Abide

THE CONNECTING LIFE

As followers of Jesus, we’re to connect with other believers. God never designed us to live out our relationship with Him apart from fellowship with His family. The New Testament knows nothing of a Christianity without community. Jesus followers who are in a love relationship with God will also have genuine love for one another.

Over 40 times in the New Testament, the Holy Spirit inspired a powerful phrase to describe our responsibility to each other as the family of God: “one another.” Rick Warren says of these “one another” statements that, “these are your family responsibilities that God expects you to fulfill through a local fellowship.”

FOR EXAMPLE,
“love one another” (John 15:12),
“serve one another” (1 Peter 4:10)
“encourage one another” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
“give preference to one another in honor” (Romans 12:10)

THE SHARING LIFE

Not only did Jesus have a love relationship with the Father that spilled into a fellowship relationship with His disciples, but those connections also overflowed into relationships with people who didn’t know God at all. The same should be true for us.

In John 17: 18, Jesus said, “As You [the Father] sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.” Can I let you in on a secret? You’re the “them” in this verse. And because you’re the “them,” you need to understand that Jesus said the Father sent Him into the world on mission and now He’s sent us into the world on that same mission. When you’re abiding in Christ, His life is evident in your life, and what’s on His heart will be on your heart. And as we examine the Gospels, we see those who are far from God were clearly on the heart of Jesus. As followers of Jesus, we are to share in God’s mission both locally and globally.

                Everything OSM does is summed up into these 3 relationships!

SUNDAY MORNINGS

Sunday Mornings - Every Sunday during the first service, from 9:30 - 10:45 AM
Pancake Sunday - Every 1st Sunday of the month we change up the flow, serve up a bunch of pancakes with all the toppings, and lean into the word ABIDE together as a group!

9:30 AM STUDENT SMALL GROUPS

Sunday morning is a time dedicated to students learning God’s Word and discussing it with their peers. We start our time together with a brief message and then send students to their designated small groups to discuss the text. Small groups are a central part of our ministry as it not only allows for connection amongst students at a personal level, but it also allows for students to grow closer to Christ through friendships and discipling relationships.

11:00 AM WORSHIP

We encourage all of our Students to attend Worship during the 11:00 hour.  

MDWK

Get Connected. Go Deeper.

MDKW - Every Wednesday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
NYN MDWK - Every 3rd Wednesday of every month is Not Your Normal MDWK. This is a night to where we change the flow up, through out a theme, top if off with a fun event because the Life of a Jesus follower is FUN!
Join us on Wednesday nights during the school year from 6-8 pm! MDWK (midweek) is an opportunity for students to learn and discuss the Word of God in a familial setting. Middle school and high school students gather for a worship service that is followed by a small group discussion to wrap up the night. This is not only a night where students have the opportunity for corporate worship and hear the Word of God taught, but it is also is a time where students discuss with their peers in a smaller setting what they’ve learned. The night allows for a great connection to fellow students as well as a tremendous opportunity to learn more about who God is and how to live their lives according to His purpose.

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