Questions you may have about our Church
Who is welcome at The Orchard Church of Christ?
We welcome ALL people to our community, just as Jesus did. Our Mission statement that we live out is "Together with God, Extending Love to ALL" We believe that God loved the world so much that he gave his only son, Jesus, so whoever believes in Him will be saved (John 3:16) so we make room for all who are asking questions about faith, or who believe.
What to expect when I arrive?
Expect a warm welcome from our Hosts as you walk into the foyer, they will help you find your place and introduce you to some people. If you have children, our hosts will introduce you to one of our Hub Clubs leaders.
What to wear?
We are an informal community that believes church should be enjoyed and not endured, so just wear casual clothes.
What about my kids?
We run Sprouts (Sunday School) at our 10:30am Sunday Service, during our sermon time.
The 9am services is a more formal worship space, during our 10:30am service we encourage our Kids to worship freely with us, engaging with our community.
We understand that children don't like to sit for long periods of time, so we ensure we have songs they can move to, including at least one song designed for children to understand and learn from. If you're comfortable with your children moving around quietly during our worship time, we're happy for them to do so.
We break for coffee after our worship time, before entering our age engaging learning spaces. We run Sprouts for children who are walking through to highscool ages during this time.
We have disability access through all of our buildings with wide door access to all our community spaces and a ramp for regular wheelchairs between levels or the option of entering through another external door if you're in a bigger chair.
The Orchard Church of Christ is overseen by our member-elected Church Board.
Our current 2021/22 members are:
Kay King - Joint Chair
Josh Alexander - Deputy Chair
David Deith - Church Administrator
Graeme Bergmeier - Financial Administrator
Gill Van Der Ende
Which service would suit me?
Traditional style worship service
Relaxed and informal worship service.
Our children have an age specific learning time, which begins half way through the service, and our leaders are trained, child Safe and are required to hold a valid Working with Children Check if over 18 years.
We break for Coffee half way through the service to allow our Children to head to their learning space and be settled, allowing their parents to find focus for our teaching time.
A relaxed, contemporary worship service for all to experience God’s peace and teachings. Alternating each week between a worship service and dinner + small group discussions.
Building a community on the foundations of God’s peace and love, for those disconnected and connected.