Be the Bridge: Racial Justice and Reconciliation – beginning Aug 2
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Posts by The Orchard

“Be the Bridge” – New Forum Series on Racial Justice and Reconciliation

Our nation has been experiencing great unrest in the last few weeks that’s been precipitated by the unjust killing of African-Americans by police officers. This has resulted in a large number of peaceful protests and also, in certain places, riots and looting. While we pray for an immediate end to violence and destruction of property, we don’t want to slip back into…

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…

Digging Deeper: new monthly seminar

This is a new monthly seminar for those who desire to study theological and church-related issues more deeply. We’ll meet on the first Sunday of each month, 9 am, in the adult/youth classroom, and will seek to explore subjects that are particularly significant or timely. Watch for announcements on coming discussion topics.

New Addition to Our Leadership Team

We’re excited to announce that Greg Smit is the newest addition to our leadership team. Greg will serve as the ministry leader of our care ministries, including such vital areas of service as discipleship counseling, hospital visitation and prayer groups (for both our church family and also for the community around us). Greg has extensive training and experience in these kinds of…

Pastoral Team Addition

Chris Brackett has been appointed to serve The Orchard as part of our pastoral team. We’ve very excited about this for a couple of reasons. Chris is a man of real spiritual maturity and appropriate gifting who has shown a genuine desire to serve the church family. And this is an incredibly significant point in the church’s development. We are now beginning…

Leadership Team Updates

Saturday, April 6, Ray Wehri was officially appointed as a ministry leader for our facilities ministry. We deeply appreciate Ray’s commitment and his desire to serve God and the church family. We also asked the congregation to be prayerfully considering Chris Brackett to be part of our pastoral team. We’re excited about the leaders God is raising up in our church and…