And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.
We seek to foster a culture of ongoing discipleship and are committed to providing opportunities for genuine learning and spiritual growth for every age and level of spiritual maturity—from young children or non-Christian seekers to experienced believers who are biblically knowledgeable—and everyone in between. Every Christian should be continually growing as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Many of our best times helping each other grow and mature spiritually happen while we’re just hanging out and sharing our lives together. In addition to this informal, relational discipleship, we have regularly scheduled times of study, learning and discussion:
Our church community gathers every Sunday at 10 am Eastern and Pacific. These are both interactive, online services that include people from many different places geographically who join together as a church to worship God, grow spiritually and help each other be faithful followers of Jesus Christ. A key aspect of our Sunday service is in-depth study through books of the Bible (both services include the same study each week). This is an interactive study where anyone can raise their hand and ask a question or respond to questions asked by the teacher! If you’d like more information about how to join our online service, please contact us.
We are eager to provide a Children’s Church that kids will actively participate in at the same time as our Sunday church service. This is a top priority for us, and if you’re interested in being part of this incredibly important ministry, please get in touch. (Everyone involved in children’s ministry must first complete mandatory training and an appropriate screening process.)
We also meet (as soon as it’s safe for everyone) in smaller, local fellowships. These weekly in-person gatherings are more conducive for worshiping God through music, praying for one another, discussing what we’ve been studying, sharing testimonies, sharing in communion, eating together, and baptizing new believers. We currently have local fellowships in:
(All scheduled times given in local time)
Sacramento, CA — Fridays at 7 pm [local meeting postponed until further notice]
Our desire is to provide or facilitate local, in-person fellowships for everyone who’s part of The Orchard. Contact us for more information about existing fellowships, or for assistance in starting one in your area!
Our Forum meets bimonthly. This is our group for studying and discussing topics that people have asked to explore at greater depth. Be watching for announcements of upcoming studies, or contact us to see what’s coming next.
Our youth currently meet on the third Friday of the month (5 pm, Pacific) for a time of games, sharing, and discussion about how to live as real followers of Jesus Christ. This is a great opportunity for teenagers to ask any question on their minds and receive thoughtful answers. And we have a lot of fun! Come check it out! Contact our church office for more information.
We provide leadership training classes for church leaders and prospective leaders. If you’re interested in becoming more involved in church leadership, please see our Training Opportunities page or contact Curt Parton.
Welcome to The Orchard
At various times during the year, we offer a four-week Welcome to The Orchard group for those new to the church. If you’ve recently become part of our church family, we’d love to share with you more about our core beliefs and our DNA as a church community.
For information on any of our studies or groups, please contact our church office.