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Posts from March 2020

Pastoral Team Addition

Greg Smit has been appointed to serve The Orchard as part of our pastoral team. Greg is a true brother and has shown great dedication in lovingly serving our church family. This addition expands our pastoral team to three pastors. That excites us because it helps us better realize the team pastoral leadership of the church we believe Scripture teaches us and…

Qualifications for Senior Pastoral Team Members

Updated May 9, 2022 Since our church body is considering adding another pastor to our senior pastoral team, it might be helpful for us to post these qualifications for the elders/pastors who shepherd the whole church, compiled from 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9: Desire to serve: The desire to serve by shepherding or pastoring the church is an honorable one from…

What Does the Senior Pastoral Team Do?

Updated May 9, 2022 Our church is led by a team of pastors. Because these pastors share together in the shepherding of the church and oversee the other pastors and directors of the church, we refer to these church leaders as our senior pastoral team. As the name indicates, these pastors lead the church as a team, with no team member being…