Orchard Hill Church (OHC), a project of the Reformed Church in America denomination, is located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Since gaining approval for establishment in 1961 and its initial groundbreaking in 1962, OHC has grown dramatically in attendance, staffing, and building additions. During a time when a vast majority of churches are seeing declining numbers and donations, OHC has been expanding by catering to people wanting to experience worship in an informal, contemporary style with relevant teachings targeted to growing Christians and their families. Sunday service attendees are greeted at the door, frequent OHC’s coffee shops, and enjoy contemporary live worship music as an integral part of Sunday’s teaching message. Total attendance for all Sunday services is approximately 1,600.
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Gedlinske, Brian and Campbell, Bryant, "Green Church Case Study: Implementing Incremental Improvements in Sustainability" (2017). Other Faculty and Staff Publications. 5.