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The truth is that we are living at a moment in which the massive outward migration that characterized the second half of the twentieth century is coming to an end. And we need to adjust our perceptions of cities, suburbs, and urban mobility as a result. -Alan Ehrenhalt The trends of economic activity in the last half century are beginning to reverse itself.  Activity that once flowed to the...

Since the Romans established an outpost on the banks of the Seine two thousand years ago, Paris has captured the attention of the world. For centuries, Paris was the largest city in Europe. The city survived Viking invasions, the Black Plague, periods of extreme income inequality and more than one radical revolution.  After the 2015 terrorist attacks, Paris recaptured international attention....

“It’s difficult to make predictions, especially if it’s about the future.” – Mark Twain The 1989 film, Back to the Future II, made some incredible predictions about what the year 2015 would look like. The film correctly predicted flat screen televisions, video conferencing, biometric identification and even aerial drones — although they don’t walk our dogs — yet! Unfortunately, we don’t...

Through the Global Cities Initiative, Orchard Group will start churches in some of the most populated cities in the world.  Why does this matter?  Six years ago, Mustard Seed Christian Church was launched in Nagoya, Japan.  Lyndsey Eubanks is on that team, and she shares: “I have been blown away by the number of people who have walked through our door on a Sunday for the first time...

Kaley Puckett had initial reservations about church planting.  Over time, she became excited about the idea.  With the support of Orchard Group, Derrick and Kaley planted Renewal Church in Chicago!

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Collective Church is not “a place where” but “a people who.” They are most definitely a people who pray together!  From the very beginning, the leaders of Collective built a foundation of seeking God’s direction in prayer.  Recently, Collective Church prayed for Brent Storms, Orchard Group, and the new churches that will be started through the Global Cities...

from Brent Storms, President and CEO Orchard Group has been starting churches in and around New York City since 1948. That means a lot of organizational learning from trial and error, failures and successes. Three visionary leaders preceded me as President. Hundreds of board members have exercised sharp minds to refine the mission, values and practices of our ministry. Organizationally, we’ve...

A beautiful start for Epiphany Church in Brooklyn! A crowd gathered before the service, visiting and enjoying goodies made by bakers in the church. Once the service began, people trickled in until the place was packed. Gabe Katz welcomed everyone to launch Sunday. Dr. Eric Mason prayed for the new church and Brandon Watts. People read from the Word – “old” style…....

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