Thank you for being willing to step into this role, and speak God's word to our church.
We are here to pass on what is "most important," the Good News that everyone sins, but that Jesus wins. We're convinced that the way God deals with us is through showing us more of Jesus, and our response is repentance and faith. All messages at The Orchard come through the lens of the Gospel, clearly articulating the bad news and the good news. Without the Gospel, all we have to share is law.
Here is who we really are.
A Jesus-loving community of believers in the rural North Georgia mountains.
We bought a standing church facility several years ago, and have since outgrown it's capacity. While we prepare to build our new building nearby, we manage three services each Sunday morning. This makes for kind of a long day. In addition, our current facility has poor "green room" facilities, and no backstage area. This all makes Sundays a little difficult, but God is blessing in many ways!
Our message setup includes the following visual elements:
Short message intro video
Themed Presentation Slide Deck
Presentation Table (no podium)
55" television on stage
Two projection screens (front)
One projection screen (confidence monitor, rear)
Pastor Steve produces his own sermon slides (1920x1080 images, imported into ProPresenter for presentation)
If you need assistance with visuals, props, or illustrations, Rebecca Cummings is your go-to genius.
You will be introduced as our guest speaker during the morning welcome.
How can we best introduce you? Why don't you give us a short bio of yourself for us to share:
Send my bio
What to Expect
Arrive no later than 7:30AM
Lexi Newberry will meet you at the door and get you where you need to go
Sound Check is at 7:45 AM
we’ll get you fitted with an in ear and microphone
Service Walk-Through 8:00 AM
Entire worship team will walk through the service order and prayer time
A typical service goes like this:
Worship Intro Video
Message Intro Video
Response, with Connection Song
You should plan for a 30- to 35-minute message.
You will have approximately 30 minutes between services.
One Month Prior
Make sure that all travel arrangements are made, and schedule of the day is confirmed.
Two Weeks Prior
Have the title and basic needs for any graphics or visual aids prepared. Rebecca can help with graphics and pro-presenter slides so please make sure any requests are received by this deadline
One Week Prior
Please double check all title slides for errors or changes. Handouts will be printed this week for all attendees so please confirm fill-ins or notes that you want to be included. Tracie will be in touch to confirm arrival times and service schedule.
If at any time you find yourself having questions about anything, here are your main points of contact.