We were created for community with God and others. Committing to a group of people who share life and faith in Jesus helps us strategically accomplish our mission as a church: To help next generations encounter and follow Jesus to bless a broken world. If we miss this, we miss everything.

Life Groups

People are created to belong in community with God and others; miss out on this and we miss out on everything. Investing in community requires time and energy, Life Groups are an excellent way invest and Belong in Community at Orchard Hill Church. Our goal is 100% of people at Orchard will find their way into a Life Group when they are ready. To accomplish this goal, we need people to become Life Group Hosts.

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What Is a Life Group HOST?

How Do I prepare?

How Do I Find People?


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Launching Your Group

Here are 3 options for starting your group:

1. Current Teaching Series

We provide discussion guides for each new series. These are easy to use each week in your life group. To access discussion guides, sign up for the Life Group email or visit the current teaching series to download guides.

2. Overflow: Marked by Love

Another good place to start is with this series: Overflow: Marked by Love. As a church on a mission together—how do we know when our mission is succeeding? To answer this question we’ve developed a set of Missional Marks. Missional marks represent the outcomes we expect anyone who joins the mission God has given to Orchard Hill Church to experience. What’s more—we think these marks are the measure for the life we all really want to live. We invite you to start your life group journey with this series. Click here for video teachings and life group discussion questions.

3. Anthology

The Anthology App is a collection of over 60 group studies you can trust. You'll find studies that are Biblical, engaging and proven to create great conversation. You can stream studies in HD to your TV via an apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast or Amazon Firestick. All content is free. Click here to download the app.

Here are two studies we recommend:


Life Group Agreement Life Group FAQs

Subscribe to Host Email

If you would like to subscribe to our weekly Life Group Host Line email, please login or create an account. [ Create an account | Login ]


College-age Life Groups

Modeling the life of Jesus and his small group of his first 12 followers that changed the world, we want to offer the same opportunity for you to grow in your faith and impact the world by being in a college-age life group.

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