Passionate
Loving
Community

Transforming lives through loving God and loving People. We are a passionate,
loving community that believes and practices the life-­changing gospel of Jesus Christ.

Services every Sunday @4

Deserts Becoming Orchards

Jesus Christ came with an awesome commission: to seek and to save that which was lost; to redeem fallen creation and impart, hope, life and liberty. He came to set the captive free and to bring eternal emancipation to a lost world. Such was the intensity of His passion and the power of His message, that His life and death on the cross cut across time and initiated the greatest movement known to man, the Church. His words of spirit and truth brought life to the weary, health and vitality to the sick, hope to the fugitive, and integrity and character to the cheat. The victory of His resurrection and the power of the infilling of the Holy Spirit, which fell on His disciples on the day of Pentecost, produced men and women who turned the ancient world upside down.

Today, in the 21st century, we are partakers of that same Spirit. Baptized in His name and filled with His Spirit, we are presented with the greatest opportunity: to seek and to save that which was lost. Partnering with Jesus Christ to bring the whole gospel message to a world sick with sin and certain of destruction, we believe that the Lord is reaping a harvest of plenty in what appears to be a barren wasteland. Jesus enables deserts to become orchards.

Jesus’ ministry is one of supernatural transformation, and this miraculous process of bringing life out of death is what defines our passion and urgency to reach people.

We invite you to explore our website and discover how the Orchard engages with the ministry and purpose of Jesus Christ. We look forward to welcoming you at one of our services, Home Friendship Groups, prayer meetings, Bible studies, community outreach or fellowship events.

Transforming lives through loving God and loving People.

A man once asked Jesus a question, “What is the most important commandment?”

Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'HEAR, O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE. AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.' This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' There is no other commandment greater than these." Mark 12:29-31

Loving God

Roots Drawing From God's Life Giving Waters

  • Empower people to love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength.
  • Promote godly disciplines that develop and sustain a close relationship with Jesus Christ.

Loving People

Branches that support
healthy growth

  • Provide an environment that encourages people to love their neighbor as their self.
  • Build personal relationships and strong family units.

Transform Lives

Living a fruitful life that
glorifies Jesus Christ

  • Live as the body of Christ - continuing His ministry of reconciliation (anointed preaching, healing the sick, and proclaiming freedom to all).
  • Develop a passionate, loving community that believes and practices the transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ.

What is an orchard?


An orchard is a cultivated field full of fruit bearing trees. An orchard offers a helpful word picture for the amazing process of transformation and abundant life available through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

When the Spirit is given to us from heaven, deserts will become orchards thick as fertile forests. Isaiah 32:15

How does a desert become an orchard?


This miraculous process begins with the grace and good news of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior. We respond to His offer of eternal life by following His lead and so begin the life-long process of transformation. His Word and His Spirit provide the seed and climate for supernatural growth.

How We Orchard

PRAISE & WORSHIP

Orchard Service
4pm
Prayer
3:30pm
Sunday School
2:45pm
Seeds to Trees Classes
2:45pm

We are called to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, and strength - with our whole person. Praise at The Orchard is vibrant. We lift and clap our hands and sing to the Lord in celebration of who He is and what He has done for us. Psalms 150, Psalms 100, Psalms 47:1, John 4:24,

FAMILY

Family Devotion Night

Close families are the foundation of community. We set aside one evening a week to be at home with our families. We provide resources for family devotions and activities to strengthen our most important relationships. For single members, we invite you to spend an evening a week with one of our families. Deuteronomy 6:7, Ephesians 6:4,

PRAYER

Morning Prayer
6:00am
HOPE Ladies Bible Study
7:00pm

Prayer is a privilege and an honor; prayer allows us direct, personal and corporate communication with God. Prayer must be at the center of the Christian walk. Excellent personal devotion material is available if desired to assist you with your private prayer time. Early Morning Prayer is open to all from 6-7am on Tuesday mornings and once a month on Wednesday evenings, the church is open for corporate prayer. Psalms 5:3, Psalms 63, Mark 1:35, Ephesians 6:18, I Thessalonians 5:17, I Timothy 2:8,

DISCIPLESHIP

Monthly Prayer
1st Wednesday 7pm
Home Friendship Groups
Ladies Bible Study
10:00am
This Is That Student Ministry
7:00pm

Discipleship is the heart of the Christian faith. Our small group Bible studies and Christian education program challenges us to pursue Christ-like character and become vibrant followers of Jesus Christ. Mark 1:17,

THE WORD

Personal Home Bible Studies
Group Home Bible Studies
Monthly Into Ministry Training
7pm

The Bible is the inspired and infallible word of God. To know His Word is to know Jesus Christ. We believe everyone should receive a one-on- one Bible study. In addition to the Biblical instruction in our preaching, small groups, Sunday school and individual studies, we covenant to read the Bible through in one year as a church. Psalms 119:105, Psalms 119:130, John 1:14, I Peter 2:2, 2 Peter 1:5-8,

HOLY SPIRIT

Fellowship
Quarterly Community Revival Service

The Holy Spirit brings life, abundance, refreshing, rest, council, righteousness and truth. Receiving God’s Spirit gives birth to the fruit of the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit in our lives. At The Orchard we believe in the New Testament baptism of the Holy Spirit experience and desire to follow the Spirit’s leading in accordance with the Word of God. Ezekiel 36:26-27, Joel 2:28-29, Luke 24:49, John 4:10, John 7:37-39, Acts 2:4,

COMMUNITY

Community Events
Quarterly Mens' Prayer Breakfast

The church is the body of Christ. Each member of the body is uniquely gifted and we all need one another. At The Orchard, we understand the importance of supporting one another and being in regular fellowship. Our monthly potluck meals, weekly small groups, family field trips and community-minded events encourage our church family to flourish. Romans 12:4, 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, Ephesians 4:15-16,

Telephone:

331-465-9544

Address:

1N450 Main St.
Glen Ellyn, ILDirections

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