Where is my money going to?

Below are descriptions of all the ways that you can help your community here at Orchard Hills Church. 

 
 
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TITHES AND OFFERINGS

All tithes and offerings go into our general fund, which encompasses employee compensation, operational expenses, church ministries, and facilities expense. In addition, we give 10% of everything we receive to local and global missions, 1% to benevolence, and $40,000 annually to church planting and networking. By giving to this fund, you help us continue to bring the Good News of the Kingdom not only to this community, but also to communities around the world.

 
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NKOMBO ISLAND PROJECT

In 2013 we started the Nkombo Island Project in partnership with other churches.  Nkombo Island is an overpopulated impoverished island in Lake Kivu between Rwanda and the DRC.  Our goal is to bring transformation to the island: body, mind and soul.  The Nkombo Island Project has established a feeding program for over 1,000 vulnerable and malnourished children.  Our monthly donors support feeding these children a nutritional, high calorie porridge twice a week. Our goal is to expand the feeding program to the northern part of the island, Bugumira and to expand the program to include many more children.  In partnership with other churches, we have raised money to build an eight classroom school.  We are currently raising money to build another school in building in Bugumira.  Through these school buildings we have built partnerships with Compassion International to sponsor education for the children.  We are so excited about the changes we have seen on Nkombo Island and for the growth yet to come.

 
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Missions

OHC’s missions fund supports local ministries such as Young Life, Straight Street, the Blue Ridge Women's Center and the Orchard Hills Achievement Center as well as foreign ministry partnerships in Rwanda, the Dominican Republic and Japan just to name a few. Help us partner with others who are investing in people for eternity.

 
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Orchard Hills ACHIEVEMENT CENTER

Orchard Hills Achievement Center is a 501(c)3 founded by Orchard Hills Church to invest in the spiritual, physical, and academic lives of under-resourced children through free preschool, Homework Helps after school, summer enrichment, and food programs. Your gift goes directly to programs that invest in children in our community. 

 
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BUILDING CAMPAIGN

In 2016, Phase 1 of our Capital Campaign was completed as the facilities of Orchard Hills grew to include a building focused solely on ministering to the next generation. We've been amazed by how God has used this facility to not only reach our children, but to bless a whole community of children through the ministries of the Day School and Achievement Center. Now, our growth continues to exceed the capacity of our facilities, so we are raising funds for Phase 2: a new sanctuary, a commercial kitchen, and a renovated common area. We believe that these new spaces will provide even more opportunities to gather as a family of believers and to reach our community with the love of Jesus, as we continue to be people investing in people for eternity.

 
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PATHWAY DOMINICANA

Is a Non Profit Organization based in the Dominican Republic. Our team if formed by a group of volunteers out of San Pedro and its villages. Our Leadership Board consist of a Administrative Director and 13 leaders within or organization and partnered ministries. The mission is to guide every man, woman, and child through the path of spiritual, educational, physical, and emotional freedom.  

Pathway Dominican strives to strengthen and develop Springs in the Desert Day Center in Batey Aleman, Which is the largest sugar cane village in San Pedro. Our goal is to reach the community as a whole through partnership with local leaders and church.  the majority of the youths  in Dominican Republic seem to fall in the cycle of drug and alcohol abuse, gangs, violence and early pregnancies. Our goal is to partner with local pastors and youth leader to host effective youth clubs. Most villages do not have an effective early childhood education system or none at all, which is why we want to develop dayschool and childcare centers through the local church. We are also expanding the day school to 2 other local nearby villages, Olivares and La Cubana. 

Our ministries include, Child Care and Early Education, Feeding program, Evangelism and outreach, Medical care, Youth empowerment programs, Dorca’s Project, Community service and work projects, hosting short and long term mission teams. 

 
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YOUTH MINISTRY MISSION TRIPS

We believe introducing mission work to our students is an important part of their spiritual growth and development. We attend 2 mission trips each year with our students.  One is a middle school age trip to a local community with in driving distance.  We have most recently served in Conway, SC and Virginia Beach, Va. Our High school students trip is to the Dominican Republic with our missionary partners at Pathway Dominicana.  Donations to the youth ministry mission trip will allow students to attend these trips. We also use extra money donated to take with us on these trips to accomplish special work projects or ministry needs that arise.