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You may have heard some of the startling statistics concerning cities: For the first time in history more than half the world’s population lives in cities. By 2050 more than 70% will live in cities. Nearly half of American millennials want to live in New York City. What does this mean for Christ and his church? What’s the best Christian response to this urban reality? As the world becomes more urban, so must the church. Orchard Group is committed to finding and training the next generation of church planters. This spring, forty-one students from Ozark Christian College, Nebraska Christian College and…

Investing In Future Church Planters

From Luke Greer, Director of Orchard Institute When I began serving with new church plants in Mexico City, its growth rate was at a historical high of more than 500 people moving to the city daily. If we were going to reach only the city’s annual 180,000 new arrivals — not the 25 million who already lived there — then a new church of 500 would need to be planted every single day. We needed exponentially more workers for the harvest field (Luke 10). It was mind-boggling. It was impossible. Thankfully — miraculously — God specializes in achieving the impossible (Luke 18:27). And he…

Introducing Luke & Lindsay Greer

We are excited to announce Luke Greer is joining the staff of Orchard Group! Luke will serve in two areas: developing future church planters through the Orchard Institute and helping us recruit and oversee church planters working with Hispanics and Latinos in the US and abroad. Luke is married to Lindsay and together they have three children, Isabella, Olivia and Elijah. He is a graduate of Dallas Christian College and received an M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College. His written work has been published in Evangelical Missions Quarterly. Luke and Lindsay come to us with extensive urban ministry experience,…