At The Orchard growing strong faith, strong families, and strong futures starts and ends with the life, death, resurrection, and words of Jesus as recorded in the Bible.
Jesus taught people to prepare us for life on earth and in Heaven.
When Jesus tells you something, it is good for you.
When Jesus teaches you something, it is to prepare you for life.
At The Orchard we believe:
Following Jesus makes life better, and
Following Jesus makes us better at life.
God gave each of us both a heart and a brain. Faith and intellect are complementary, not mutually exclusive. At The Orchard we start with scripture, engage the brain, and touch the heart. Most weeks also include references to how modern social sciences confirm the wisdom and practical usefulness of Christ's teaching.
Jesus made it clear- the greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, mind, and spirit, and the second is to love your neighbor as yourself. Teaching at The Orchard is about living a life of authentic Christian love and not about winning trivial theological arguments.
Almost every teaching of Christ can be thoughtfully applied to real life here in Anna, Texas. So, every sermon has a practical application for the real world we experience.
Pastor Eric is an award winning speaker. He has an energetic and engaging speaking style that is relaxed and informative. Each week at The Orchard is time well spent.