Local Missions

At The Orchard, we believe in coming alongside nonprofits who are already doing incredible work in our region - organizations like The Salvation Army, Parkgate Pregnancy Clinic, and The Hunger Coalition. If you are interested in finding a way to serve, here is a list of current volunteer needs in our region.

For more information, email Merissa Rambo.


Summers.a.l.t. is a nonprofit reading program that focuses on early childhood literacy, created and hosted by The Orchard each June. There are many ways to be involved - from being a corporate sponsor of the program, volunteering for the program, to providing meals for teachers. If this is something you would like to be more involved in, you'll find information on the Summers.a.l.t. website each year, beginning in May.

International Missions

Our partner in Ecuador is Foundation Elohim. Foundation Elohim works with children in 3 different regions of Ecuador, providing them food and spiritual education. The Orchard organizes annual mission trips to Ecuador, as well as gives financial support to Foundation Elohim.

Rick and Mary Ervin are The Orchard's missionary partners with Branching Out in Nicaragua. They have been part of The Orchard family for many years. Rick, a veterinarian, and Mary, a nurse, work in remote villages, alongside lay trained health promoters, providing services to humans, animals, and crops. 

The Orchard is excited to now partner with Compassion International. Compassion's primary focus is child sponsorship. Through a holistic approach to child development, their goal is to carefully blend physical, social, economic, and spiritual care together in Jesus' name.