The Orchard

So time for some pictures and feedback…

learning

At Orchard, the church mission is that they exist to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, but they have recognised that you need to define what it actually looks like.

At Orchard, a growing relationship is characterised by:

  1. Intimacy with God
  2. Community with insiders, and
  3. Influence with outsiders

They are a ‘Glocal‘ chuch… mission is not a department. Small groups are encouraged to adopt a missionary to support, and do local outreaches together. It is about thinking globally AND being involved locally.

“My job as a pastor is to consistently make people uncomfortable.” Scott Hodge.

common grounds

Common Grounds coffee bar area.

Wahabu Land interior

Wahabu Land kids ministry area. (Wahabu means God’s love in some African language, I’ve forgot which one, Scott help me out here??)

Kids ministry rooms

More kids ministry stuff

Scott and I

Scott and I.

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7 Responses to “The Orchard”


  1. 1 emmsy August 16, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    I will fix the pictures later!! (and if they look fine, then I’ve alreadt fixed them!)

  2. 2 Kathryn August 17, 2006 at 2:26 am

    Hi Emma,

    It was great to have you and your team here! I wish we could have spent more time together.

  3. 3 kathryn August 17, 2006 at 5:26 am

    wow, you have 2 Kathryn’s posting, Emma!!! You know, the picture of you and Scott. he looks like someone!!! Kinda like a smaller, better dressed Tom Arnold?!

  4. 4 scott hodge August 17, 2006 at 6:05 am

    Tom Arnold????? Wow… That’s a first! 🙂

  5. 5 emmsy August 17, 2006 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks Kathryn(s!) It was great to be at Orchard and spend time with you all, I think as a whole team we really connected with what you guys are doing there… keep up the good work! Might be back out there soon I hope… you never know!

  6. 6 kathryn August 18, 2006 at 3:22 am

    it’s just around the eyes, Scott! This is a thing i do. . i see similarities in appearance in people everywhere!!! I hope you’re not offended?!!! Notice how I said “Smaller (i.e. slim) and “better dressed”. . MUCH better!!! LOL!!! Hee hee!!!

    Emma, you’re on a roll, hon. . doing so much cool stuff, and now you’re off to uni!!!


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