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We are one church with six locations in the Chicago area.

Just like a physical orchard, we’re all about roots, life and fruit: 

  • We dig our ROOTS deep into the Word of Christ in our worship services.
  • We find LIFE in Jesus Christ and share that life together in LIFE Groups.
  • We bear FRUIT for Christ through praying, giving, serving, and inviting.

Our Story 

We've been gathering together on Sundays for over 60 years. Beginning in 1953 with 43 people meeting in the auditorium of North School in Arlington Heights, we’ve expanded to more than 3,000 people in six locations.

In October 2015, we saw the urgent need for more churches here and in the Balkan region of Europe and set to making that a reality through our Thrive Campaign. Since that time, we have renovated our Arlington Heights location, opened our Northfield and Vernon Hills locations, and sent Kujtim and Lauren Rushiti to Albania to help plant Durres Evangelical Church.

Our 2021-2022 annual report will give you a more in-depth view of The Orchard.