We are made for community and we are changed in community. Here are a few ways to connect with others at Open Door through discover groups, common interest groups, home groups and support groups.
Join us weekly for 4-7 weeks. Each group is based on a specific topic.
Learn from pastors and authors through video sessions, selah (reflection), and small group discussion. These groups have proven to be a great starting place for newcomers to Open Door, as well as a place where long-time attenders are finding a deeper level of community. Connect with others as you discover who God is and who we are within community.
New groups will be forming soon.
For adults in their second half of life (50+) to connect with each other through social events, grow in faith with educational opportunities specific for second-half life dynamics, and serve others in our generation and those following. We often have events on Sundays after church, at least a couple times a year.
Get on our email list by contacting Jeff and Jolene
Next event: Sun, Jan 28. See Events page for details.
Hearts for Adoption
Finding community among women with adoptive children, or those in the process of adopting, can be important and helpful. Moms in this group come together to support, encourage, and pray for each other along the journey of building our families through adoption.
Contact: Caeli | (952) 201-7707
First Thursdays, 6:30pm
Hearts in Action
This group of men desires to help our church and local community by serving single mothers, widows, and those with special needs with home projects, such as repair work, electrical, plumbing, etc. We meet for breakfast and then head out to our work site. Bring your sons!
Contact: Jeff | (952)949-1485
Third Sat of every month, 7am
Men’s Morning Bible Study
Connect with other men to root yourself in the story of God. This Bible study will start and end promptly, getting you on your way!
Contact: Bruce | (612)414-3825
Tuesday Night Men's Group
Meet with other men as we journey deeper into the struggle of becoming fully alive in God. This group meets every week to talk through real life situations, worship together, read Scripture, and pray with each other. We are currently going through the "Kingdom Man" study by Tony Evans. We'd love for you to join us!
Missional Life Gathering
We are all called to bring Good News wherever we go. This is Christ’s way. These gatherings broaden our understanding of God’s heart by sharing how we serve others around us. We meet weekly in the Window Room between services to hear stories from other Open Door people, pray, and share ideas about missional living. To receive regular updates about the current week’s meeting, ask to be added to our email list.
If you enjoy knitting or crochet, join us as we prayerfully craft these symbols of comfort and blessing. Shawls are prayed over, then given to those in need of a tangible expression of God’s love and care during seasons of loss, transition or celebration. Help is available for beginners. Patterns are provided; bring three skeins of Lion Brand Homespun yarn and size 11 or 13 knitting needles; or four skeins yarn and size M or N crochet hook. This group meets between services on the second Sunday once per quarter.
Sun, Sept 17, Dec 10, Mar 11, Jun 10, 10:15-11am
This is a group of people that get together weekly to compete in a volleyball league seasonally.
Contact: Kerry for future league dates.
Writing can feel like such a solitary venture. Meeting with other writers is a way to share encouragement, ideas and experiences. Through discussion, prayer and occasional guest speakers, we’ll learn and talk about the writing craft and brainstorm ideas. Writers of all levels of experience are welcome. Please email to confirm meeting dates as they may vary from the schedule from time to time.
Contact: Tim Olson
First and Third Monday of the month, 7-9pm
Once you exit high school, you find there's so much change to life as you once knew. Adults 18 to 30-something who are looking for opportunities to connect should get on the email list. From there, we'll send you info about serving and socializing events. Also, meet us between services at the Open House on the second Sunday of the month.
Contact: Sonia | ext 1904
Young Adults Lunch at Rusty Taco, Maple Grove
Third Sundays, 12:30pm
Emergency Workers Moms in Touch
Join in intercessory prayer with other moms of adult children who work in emergency services (firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement personnel). Exchange emails to share information and prayer requests. A dinner will be held every couple of months.
Combining his passion for baseball with the compassionate heart of God, Tom Johnson (former Minnesota Twins pitcher and Open Door pastor) and his wife Debbie head up GoodSports Slovakia, dedicated to reaching children with the love of Christ through sports and recreation activities. A small group meets monthly to pray for Tom and Debbie, their Slovak co-workers, interns and short-term teams, and the kids for whom this ministry was created. Contact: Dave
An experience of worship and exercise created to deepen people's connection to Christ. Our sole purpose is to facilitate a Christ-honoring experience that offers an opportunity to believers and non-believers alike to authentically connect to God through His Word, worship, and wellness. Holy Yoga exists to carry the gospel to the ends of the earth through the modality of yoga. Like any new physical fitness class, you will sign a waiver when you arrive. Bring yoga mat, block and strap if you have them.
Contact: Rose | (763) 416-5846 ext 1600
Thursdays, 5:30pm | Nov 2 & 30, Dec 14 & 28
Suggested donation: $10 cash
Connect with others in a home setting at locations throughout the metro. There’s a group for everyone, whether you want to explore the most recent sermon together, study God’s Word, talk about marriage issues, build relationships with others your age or not your age, or just grow deeper in Christ as you connect with other attenders. If you don't see a group that fits what you're looking for, or if you'd like to start a group, let us know. Contact: Taylor | ext 1903
We are a group of neighbors who share meals, thoughts, and life together.
For: Young adults (single or married)
Every other Sun, 6pm
Contact: Dave & Katrina
A small group of young couples coming together to share a meal and spend some time going through a Bible study curriculum.
For: Young married couples
3rd Thur of the month, 7pm
Contact: Gabe & Abbey
Connect with other families at Open Door through the good ole' combo of food, yard games, and other kid-friendly activites. We meet at Central Park in Maple Grove.
For: Families with young kids
Once a month, 5-7pm
Contact: John & Lisa
Minnetonka / Wayzata
This group focuses on connecting with God and each other in the context of our shared life at Open Door. A typical meeting includes: personal stories, discussion of the weekend's message, prayer requests, and simple food/fellowship.
For: Adults (20+)
Every other Mon, 7-9 pm
Contact: Jim and Liz
Young adults coming together to discuss and reflect on the Sunday message and other relevant topics.
For: College Age - Young Professionals
Every other Monday, 7-9pm
A small group of people doing life together, sharing stories, enjoying each other's company, and spending time going through a curriculum together.
For: Empty Nesters
Every other Thur, 7-8:30pm
Contact: Dan & Linda