With all the uncertainty of the church planting process, Orchard provides guidance, support, and accountability to planters seeking to establish new communities of faith. In partnership with Orchard, we’ll have an external oversight team made up of the lead planter (Lou), an Orchard Staff member (Brent Storms), and several other pastors who have experience in church planting and whose churches are invested in the future of Community Church. In addition to this, Orchard will help with the legal side of ministry, the process of establishing partnerships, and oversight of our finances.
“Orchard Group has an exceptional track record of planting churches in cities. Over 95% of churches started by Orchard Group become independently viable. Currently, churches planted by Orchard Group that are under five years old are reaching over 300 people on average; churches five to ten years old are reaching over 600 and churches ten to twenty years old are reaching nearly 1,200.”