Stories tell where we came from. They point to where we’re going. And it’s through our stories that our hearts are connected to one another.
We believe that each of our stories are a part of a larger story – God’s story. It’s a story of creation, a fall, redemption, and a future restoration. It truly is the story of all stories. Therefore, it’s a story that deserves to be told in the most creative way imaginable.
Our world needs better stories. People need better stories. Therefore, we must help people find their place in The Story.
We believe that everyone’s story deserves to be told. It is through the joy, the pain, the failures, the successes, the mess – that we learn what is truly important.
There’s a reason why people long to know where they’ve come from. It’s in the story of our past where we learn some of our greatest lessons. It’s also where we often catch a glimpse of what’s ahead.
We value the telling of our story. As humans, as Christians, and as a local church. We value the ancient traditions because we think they help us recognize our place within the 2000+ year history of The Church.
The Orchard’s story is a story of prayer, change, transition, loss and rebirth. We love to tell our story because it reminds us of God’s faithfulness and power.
Understanding our past helps us to better understand where we are now. Knowing our place in the context of story provides us with a proper lens to see God at work around us… in our world, in our city, and behind the scenes in each other’s lives.
Our stories become motivators for moving forward. They give us great hope of redemption and restoration.