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Posts from March 2020

Pastoral Team Addition

Greg Smit has been appointed to serve The Orchard as part of our pastoral team. Greg is a true brother and has shown great dedication in lovingly serving our church family. This addition expands our pastoral team to three pastors. That excites us because it helps us better realize the team pastoral leadership of the church we believe Scripture teaches us and…

Qualifications for Elders/Pastors

Since our church body is considering adding another pastor to our pastoral team, it might be helpful for us to post these qualifications for elders/pastors compiled from 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9: Desire to serve: The desire to serve as a pastor is an honorable one from God (see 1 Peter 5:1-3). The pastor who serves without a God-given desire will…

What Do Pastors Do?

Our church is led by a team of pastoral elders. Because these elders share together in the shepherding of the church, we refer to these church leaders as “pastors.” Our pastors lead the church as a team, with no senior or lead pastor. (To see more about why we have this kind of leadership structure, click here.) So, if the church isn’t…