Orchard strives to encourage, teach, develop, financially support, and pray for disciples to spread God’s Word.


Orchard is charged with establishing ministries in support of “the widow, the orphan” and the “least of these brothers and sisters of mine”. We are also charged with the responsibility to develop disciples and witness about the Lord's work in our lives. Our endeavor is to find ministries and opportunities to serve that are closely aligned with our Lord’s mandate to serve in both of these capacities.

Global Missions team is an active group that meets on the 4th Thursday evening of each month. Please contact Rich Smith if you would like to visit or participate.


Orchard-ites Going with IMPACT!

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Who shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8

Joseph Parcher, Karen Rittenburg, and Richard Smith will be representing Orchard Community Church this summer with IMPACT. Joseph will be going with the Honduras team, while Karen and Richard will go with the team to Turkey. Their trips will be from June 24th to July 11th and will include cross-cultural training and team building.

This is only possible with the spiritual and financial support of the entire church family. These are not just going, but being sent by Orchard, and will be carrying your love and care with them bodily to Honduras and Turkey. IMPACT's credo is to send participants as “learners, servants, and storytellers”, so we can expect they will be learning about their respective churches and serving as your representatives. Likewise, we know that when we send people, they return to help all of us mature and grow in our faith through their testimonies of what God has done! The storytelling does not just happen abroad but will continue here.


Their storytelling has already begun. Please read the following testimonies of how God has called them, and consider how you can support them being sent.


Use the prayer calendars below to pray for Joseph, Karen, and Rich while they are on their trips

Ukraine Crisis

Many of you have asked about making donations to help support the Ukrainian people. Our long time missionary, Nita Hanson, and her organization, God's Hidden Treasures, have decided to set up a fund called “Ukraine War.” One hundred percent of the donations will be used for direct humanitarian relief for things such as gas, food, medications, and any emergency needs arising from the situation.


Donate on their webpage at,

through Venmo, or send a check to


God's Hidden Treasures

3321 SW 39th Street

Ocala, FL 34474.


Please include “Ukraine War” in the memo of your payment.


Seeking to learn from and be inspired by, our international partners


Antalya Evangelical Church
God's Hidden Treasures
Lifewater International
Jack and Neepa
Union Biblica