Orchard Christian Fellowship is a mission-minded church with a heart for the people of our world. Our church members pray for people around the world and in our local communities. Members are sent by The Orchard on short term mission opportunities. We also provide monetary support to the organizations listed below.
Our focus contains both evangelistic as well as compassionate components. Evangelism is sharing the good news of the hope and love of Christ. Compassion is sharing our resources with those in need.
“And Jesus came and spoke to them saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20
“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?” – 1 John 3:17
Our funds go to missions both in distant lands as well as the local community. We have endeavored to support ministries that have a direct connection with members of Orchard Christian Fellowship.
The 2018-2019 Orchard Mission Partners include the following:
1269 Café – Based in nearby Manchester, NH, 1269 Café is focused on serving those who are suffering and living on the edge. 1269 Café provides meals and offers Bible studies, Sunday services, and fellowship.
AMG International – AMG (Advancing the Ministries of the Gospel) International is an evangelical missionary agency ministering to needy people in over 30 countries of the world.
CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) – CRU offers spiritual guidance, resources and programs tailored for people from all cultures in every walk of life through campus ministries, city ministries, athletic ministries, and ministries to military communities.
Christ For the City International (CFCI) – CFCI is an international mission organization committed to the transformation of communities and the development of leaders in the name of Christ.
Christian Aftercare Ministry – Christian Aftercare Ministry is based in Manchester and provides life skills counseling, employment services, needs-based assistance, and Bible-based spiritual guidance to adults coming out of the NH prison system.
Community Caregivers of Greater Derry – Community Caregivers provide practical assistance and support to elderly and disabled residents of several towns around Derry NH. Services include free in-home and transportation assistance, a loaner closet for durable medical equipment, and a set of ‘handyman” volunteers that make handicap improvements and repairs to low-income clients’ homes.
Doorway to Peace Haiti – Doorway to Peace is a compassion ministry – strategically investing in community development project to improve the physical, educational and spiritual welfare of the people of Haiti.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) – FCA mission is to lead coaches and athletes into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church. The organization engages, equips, and empowers coaches to minister to their teams.
Frontiers USA – This organization’s mission is to inspire transformational movements to Christ within Muslim communities.
Good Samaritan Fund – Managed by the Londonderry NH Clergy Association, this fund provides support to local residents in need.
IBMGlobal Missionaries – The Orchard supports missionaries at Onthatille Children’s Ministries (a children’s orphanage) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship – InterVarsity establishes and advances witnessing communities of college students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord.
Netcast Church – Netcast is a startup church in Beverly MA that the Orchard supports through the end of 2018. Netcast has become one of the fastest growing church plants in New England, and has a large emphasis on local church planting, generosity and missions.
New Life Ministries – New Life helps women dealing with addiction and other life challenges, many of whom face losing custody of their young children. Through their faith-based recovery program, the organization has helped women find a better path through physical recovery and spiritual resurrection.
Route One Ministries – The vision of Route One is to minister to women exploited by the sex industry in the Greater Boston area and beyond.
Sonshine Soup Kitchen – Based in Derry NH, Sonshine Soup Kitchen serves hot meals five days a week. The Orchard supports them through Missions payments, and also has several groups serving at the Soup Kitchen throughout the month.
Straight Ahead Ministries – Each year in the U.S., 500,000 youth area arrested and sent to detention centers across the country. Family relationships, community connections, education, and employment are all interrupted and negatively impacted. Straight Ahead offers programs and resources focused on transforming the lives of juvenile offenders through Jesus Christ.
United Hope International – Through this Kenyan-based ministry, The Orchard supports Pastor Willis in his mission of helping widows and orphans, through tangible support (housing, school, food, and supplies) and through the love of Jesus Christ.
World Outreach – World Outreach is the mission-sending agency of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The Orchard supports two missionaries through this agency.