At Orchard, one of our core values is, “Everyone Leads.” We believe that everyone has influence, and at its core, leadership is influence. As Senior Leaders, we continue to ask God to help us identify, develop, grow, & empower leaders who will follow Jesus and steward their influence to bless a broken world. We believe that inspired, encouraged & equipped Christian leaders transform their spheres of influence and help us fulfill our mission.
We see signs of godly influence in our church family in so many ways: From the Kid’s Ministry Team that planned & executed a record-setting VBS week and will help resource equally impacting weeks in Waverly & Grundy County this summer, to the Life Group leaders meeting with friends, neighbors, students, or coworkers in homes and other places around the Cedar Valley. At the core of these and so many other tangible acts of ministry & service, there are individuals & collaborative teams of people who are stewarding their influence to bless our community and world in a God-honoring way.
As we continue to prayerfully discern God’s vision for Orchard Hill Church’s future, one thing that remains very clear to us is the ongoing need to identify, equip & develop Godly leaders who follow Jesus and are ready to steward their influence in our church community and in the world. We are excited to see our church take steps in encouraging more people to influence our world in Jesus’ name!
One clear way we can encourage & equip our body is through the Global Leadership Summit. The GLS will take place on August 9-10, and we are again serving as a Premier Host Site. The GLS is a great way to grow as a leader. From the opportunity to revitalize your relationship with God, to improving the quality of work on your team, the GLS encourages & inspires people to use their God-given influence to serve those around them. Now in its 25th year, the GLS has helped us grow as a church by inspiring & encouraging so many people to grow in their influence as Christian leaders. We hope you will join us for this two-day event.
Additionally, we hope you will continue to remember all the different ministries and events that are taking place this month. Most notably are the VBS weeks in Waverly & Grundy Center. Also, CARAVAN (High School Students) and a whole host of volunteers & staff team members will be heading to Pensacola, FL. Your prayers & encouragement are appreciated!
Again, we are grateful to serve this body and partner with you to help next generations encounter and follow Jesus to bless a broken world!