Learn About Orchard

All people are religious – everyone believes something. Whatever we believe determines what we value. And our values drive what we do. Read below to find out more about our beliefs, values, and what to expect at Orchard.

 
 

Our Vision

Knowing and Loving God and Making God’s Love Known to Others

Our Mission

Making Disciples who Make Disciples

Beliefs

Our church holds to the Baptist Faith and Message as a concise and accurate description of what we believe. Within our church there is diversity on theological positions not outlined in the Baptist Faith and Message. You can read the entire Baptist Faith and Message here.

Actions

There are countless actions we do to show and tell Christ to the world and each other.  We can’t cover all of them here. In all of them though, the church is for discipleship to Jesus.

Our Values

Values

How will we do what we believe, and do so together? These values keep us on course.

Staff

Meet Our Pastor

Ben Crow

Pastor
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Message From Our Pastor Ben

Hi, I’m Ben Crow and I’ve served as the pastor of Orchard Community Church since we planted. This happened in the fall of 2016, when River Community Church sent us out. We love River, and always will.

We believe the church is for discipleship to Jesus. Therefore that is what we offer to the world: biblical discipleship.

We believe and therefore preach the gospel. The whole service is intended to deepen our commitment to and affection for Christ.

Regular participation in corporate worship is an essential piece of the Christian life. However, the rest of our days each week are also shaping who we are becoming. That’s one of many reasons we strongly believe in small groups and intentional friendships which occur throughout the week. The accountability and encouragement that can be found in them has life-changing power as God’s Spirit points us to Christ and we continue to apply the gospel.

See the small groups page – that might be the 1st step for you to experience God at work in His people. God wants you to know and love Him, and to make His love known to others.

We’re an elder-led church. Jordan Lemmons, Jon Belsan, and Jerod Hatch serve with me on our elder team.

The following members help execute particular aspects of our ministry as deacons: Joshua Ruby (finances); Rebecca Hatch (women’s ministry); Hannah Belsan, Kayla Lemmons, Bekah Wedel (with Orchard Kids). 

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Message From Ben

My name is Ben Crow and I’m the pastor of Orchard Community Church. In August of 2016, we were sent off by River Community Church as their most recent church plant. We love River, and always will.

We desire to see people changed as we know and love Christ, and also as we make His love known. We believe that every person has been made for relationship – with God, and with other people. It is in the context of relationships that we find the fulfillment of living out our divine purpose.

We believe and therefore preach the gospel. The whole service is intended to deepen our affection for Christ and commitment to Him.

Regular participation in corporate worship is an essential piece of the Christian life. However, the rest of our days each week are also shaping who we are becoming. That’s why we strongly believe in small groups and intentional friendships which occur throughout the week. The accountability and encouragement that can be found in them has life-changing power.

See the small groups page – that might be the 1st step for you to experience God at work in His people. I believe that God wants to use you – and that you will find meaning and hope in Him.

What To Expect At Orchard

Our gathered worship is an hour long and includes: a time of singing, prayer, and a clear explanation and application of Scripture in light of Christ.
The children (ages 1-5) gather downstairs to hear the good news of Jesus in a way they can understand and enjoy more fully.
I promise we won’t single you out or make you feel uncomfortable. You will be welcomed in truth and love by friendly and faithful followers of Jesus.

If you decide to visit us, please dress in a way that you feel comfortable. There’s no dress code, so you’ll fit right in.

Our new member information and commitment forms are available to download using the following links. Please reach out if you have any questions!