Our Vision

At The Orchard our desire is to Love and Love People.  Our success is not measured in how many are involved with our church.  Rather, by how many in our community are tasting the fruit of new life in Jesus so that our community reflects His vibrant life, hope, freedom and purpose.

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Our History

In 1977, a small community church called the Church at Redstone was founded by Pastor Doug Self and a few others.  Over the years, Church at Redstone grew and was overflowing the building that had been constructed in the downtown core of the Town of Redstone. That growth led to the planting of Church at Carbondale in 1990. The foundation of Church of Carbondale’s mission was “a fun place to get serious with God, for people who have given up on church, but not on God.” In 2000, we added, “where you can build a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ”. In 2011 the realization struck us that the name Church at Carbondale, wasn’t big enough for what God was calling us to and after much prayer and consideration we became The Orchard. Our mission being simple, yet profound, to Love God. Love people.

In 2012 Dr. Doug Self retired and Pastor Charley Hill took the reins as Lead Pastor. Under his vision and guidance, The Orchard had moved forward with the initiative of Loving God and Loving people practically and realistically every day. In May of 2019 Charley Hill stepped down from the role of Lead Pastor to move back to his beloved Town of Steamboat Springs. Daniel Self stepped into the Lead Pastor position in June of 2019 and through many challenges, including a pandemic, he has led The Orchard into a deeper relationship with Jesus both corporately and personally. He strives to ensure our vision is to keep the Main Thing the Main Thing, which is Jesus as our Savior. Our church is building on the many years of foundation, relationship and experience of leadership and our members. All during the week, all over our Valley, not only when gathering on Sundays, we are Loving God and Loving people wholeheartedly and without abandon.

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The Orchard stands out as a church where you can come as you are, be real and join in on the journey of spiritual discovery.  At The Orchard, we believe that we are called to Love God. Love people. It’s that simple. As Christians we are loved by our Creator and we love others because He first loved us. This is our vision, our mission. Our success is not measured in how many are involved with our church. Rather, by how many in our community are feeling love expressed in both our words and actions inside and outside of our church walls.

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.