Quick Facts

  • Our Sunday Service is at 10.00am
  • It’s a 90 minute service with worship, communion and biblical teaching
  • There are programmes for children from age 0 to school year 9
  • There is morning tea available after the service

What is the service like?
When you come to this 90 minute service you will have the opportunity to join many other Christians in worshiping our great God by singing contemporary Christian songs lead by our music team, taking communion, praying together and listening to practical Bible teaching that will help you live out your Christian faith in the week to come.
Approximately every 6 weeks we have what is called an “Acoustic Sunday” which still has all the elements above that make up our Sunday Services but is presented in a less structured way with acoustic music and “self-service” communion.

What about the children?
We encourage children to join their family in worship and listening to the teaching of God’s word. During the school terms the children go out partway through the service to their various programmes where they enjoy age appropriate teaching from God’s word, the bible. Please view the Children’s Ministries page for more info.

What should I wear?
Casual clothes are the norm at The Orchard so no need to dress up. In summer, many people wear cooler clothes such as shorts or t-shirts to our programmes. The rest of the year people just wear whatever is comfortable to them. So feel free to leave the suit and tie at home!

Will I be singled out?
At The Orchard you’ll never be put on the spot, never feel forced to give money, and never embarrassed. You don’t have to sign anything or register your attendance in any way. However, we do have a Welcome Pack available which will tell you more about The Orchard and if you choose to fill in the attached feedback form your first barista coffee is on us!

What size is the church?
Although our building complex seems large our Sunday Service is attended by approximately 150 adults each week. Despite our size we are often told that we are a friendly welcoming church. We may not always get this right be we do try hard to ensure everyone is made welcome.

What else is on at The Orchard?
Please check out the different pages under the Ministries heading and also the Events page as we have numerous activities running in the church building during the week.

We know Te Puke is blessed with some excellent churches so you are spoilt for choice but please do feel free to check us out as you search for a church community to call “home”.