CARE

Life is full of unexpected changes. The death of a loved one, a serious illness or injury, divorce, birth,

preparing for and getting married, a change in income or a job loss. Open Door desires to walk alongside people who are experiencing times of transition and need God’s hope and healing. In addition to pastoral care, we offer support groups and prayer groups. 

Prayer

  • Weekend PRayer Team

    Prayer team members are available after each Sunday morning service. Look for those wearing purple lanyards at the front of the sanctuary.

  • Sentinels

    Receive weekly emails that let you know how to pray for Open Door’s weekend services. Our sentinels pray for the weekend teams, the speaker, the message, and for the Spirit’s impact as we encounter God through worship and the Word.

    Sign up.

  • Restoration Through PRayer

    Teams of two or three trained lay ministers are available for 60-90 minute individual, confidential prayer appointments. These teams, partnering with the Holy Spirit, will spend time with you in prayer for God's healing. Please note that these are not counseling sessions. When you contact us to schedule an appointment, please indicate if we may leave a message on your voicemail. 

    Contact: restoration@thedoor.org | (763) 416-5846 ext 1373

  • Prayer Line

    Leave a recorded message on the Prayer Line for any prayer need. Our care team will access the messages regularly and pray for each need. We welcome updates. 

    Prayer Line: (763) 416-5846 ext 1374

Care Response Ministry

Open Door's Care ministry is available to those in need of emotional and spiritual care during a hospitalization or long-term illness, as well as for those in need of a caring presence while grieving the loss of a loved one. This may include a phone conversation, communion served at home or hospital visits.
Contact: Annie-Claude | (763) 416-5846 ext 1300


Funerals | Grief Support

In partnership with the funeral home and caterers, Open Door walks alongside families suffering the loss of a loved one to create a service that honors their loved one in an atmosphere of support and care. We also provide care and resources for ongoing grief support.
Contact: Bob | (763) 416-5846 ext 1302


Marriage Guidance

An Open Door pastor is available to meet with married couples on a short-term basis to provide a place to examine the condition of their marriage and, if necessary, discuss options for beginning the process of restoring the marriage through outside counseling resources. Call for a one-time pastoral appointment.

Contact: Bob | (763) 416-5846 ext 1302


Premarriage

There is a preparation process for attenders who seek to be married at Open Door or by a Pastor from Open Door. 

Premarriage Process (PDF)

Care Resources

Benevolent Fund

Those who have been actively attending Open Door for a year or more and encounter short-term financial distress may receive a gift from the Benevolent Fund. This fund is sustained by donations provided by the Open Door community and is carefully and compassionately dispersed.
Contact: Annie-Claude | (763) 416-5846 ext 1300


Resources for Life

This booklet provides a listing of Christian Counselors, Psychiatrists, Spiritual Directors and Retreat Centers recommended by Open Door. It also outlines Open Door’s guidelines for pastoral appointments.
Resources for Life (PDF)


Outside Resources

We encourage you to contact Open Door for support and prayer in response to any of your care needs. Additionally, the following local and national resources are also available as a starting point for care provided beyond Open Door. 

Outside Resources (PDF)

Support Groups

Connect with others for the support you need in community. 


DivorceCare

A supportive thirteen week group for those dealing with the pain of divorce that offers hope, healing and transformation. Topics include the road to healing, anger, depression, loneliness, new relationships, financial survival, childcare, single sexuality, forgiveness, reconciliation, and moving on. There is no cost for the group however, the workbook is available for an optional fee. For other location options and more info, check DivorceCare.
Contact: Annie-Claude | ext 1300


Tues, Sept 12-Dec 12, 7-9pm

Walk-ins welcome

Register for optional $20 for 13-week workbook


Parents of LGBT Children

This group is designed to focus on God’s invitation for you in your relationship with your child. Through discussion and a variety of spiritual practices, we will open to God and His transforming Presence in our lives. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact the Care department prior to attending, as availability is limited. Contact: Bob | ext 1302


re|engage (marriage)

Would you rate your marriage as a 2 or a 10? Maybe even a 0? You are not alone. Whether your marriage needs to be reignited, or is in need of a complete resurrection, re|engage is a safe place for couples to reconnect. re|engage examines God’s design for marriage and applies principles from the Bible to guide couples towards growth in their relationship with each other. Join us for this 18-week experience to bring hope and restoration to your marriage through teachings, testimonies, and working through an established curriculum with other married couples in large and small groups. Marriages in any condition can benefit, whether you are struggling to get along, your marriage is broken, or you simply want to grow closer as a couple. More info at re | engage. Priority will be given to Open Door attenders/members. Space is limited to 14 couples. A waiting list will be created as space allows.

Contact: Annie-Claude | ext 1300


Thurs, Oct 5-Feb 22, 7-8:45pm (no mtg Nov 16, 23, Dec 28)

Cost: $30 per couple

Register by Sept 27


Sexaholics Anonymous (for men)

Sexual compulsion has so much shame attached to it. More and more men are finding themselves stuck in this addiction. If you find yourself struggling and need help to change, join other men seeking sobriety.

For more information or to talk with someone, contact Darren or (612) 860-8683.

Sundays, 7:30am


The Widows' Well

Historically, a well has been a place where women have gathered in community and could draw not only water but encouragement from one another. Here, widows can come together in a safe and nurturing environment that will allow them to continue to grow and learn in this season of life. It’s a place where women can say the name of their late husband and feel that others understand what it feels like to lose someone so close.

Contact: Annie-Claude | ext 1300

Third Sundays, 12:45pm


Widowers

A group for men journeying together after the death of their spouse. The group meets at the Birchwood Apartments in Maple Grove. Please call to confirm meeting dates as they may vary from the schedule from time to time.

Contact: Ron or (763) 300-3504.

First & third Mondays, 7pm