The world invites us to live our lives for ourselves, but Jesus invites us to live for something far greater. He calls us to turn our faces outward and live for the sake of others. There are many ways to serve at Open Door and beyond.
Volunteering your time at church is a great way to connect with others in the community and find your place here. Check out the many ways you can be a part of Open Door.
Updated Sept 2017
Help out our Kids and Youth by volunteering on Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights, or join a parent team.
Kids (Birth-5th Grade): Sunday mornings
Assistant (Early Childhood)
Small Group Leader (Elementary)
Substitute (Early Childhood, Elementary)
Special Needs Buddy
Youth (6th-12th Grade): Wednesday nights
Youth Team Leaders (Middle School or High School)
Youth Coaches (Middle School or High School)
Site Directors & Drivers
Apply for volunteer roles:
The world invites us to live our lives for ourselves, but Jesus invites us to live for something far greater. He calls us to turn our faces outward and live for the sake of others. Hear how others from Open Door are serving people around them, and get connected with the latest events that help us see others through Jesus’ eyes. We’ll send weekly emails about topics that broaden our understanding of God's heart. And, we’ll invite you to join us for special guests and events. Contact: Rose at email@example.com | ext 1600
Then, join us for the Missional Life Gathering between services on Sundays, 10:15-11am
Minnesota FoodShare engages Minnesota churches to donate food, increase awareness on food insecurity and advocate for food programs. Right here in our own community, children and adults are going hungry. Food insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Throughout the month of March, please bring non-perishable food items to the shelves on the chalkboard wall. Open Door will donate these items to Cross Services and CEAP. Top needs include: flour, cooking oil, sugar, canned fruit, dry rice, and beans. #MarchAgainstHunger
Mar 1 - Apr 1, 2018
This group of men desires to help our church and local community by serving single mothers, widows, and those with special needs. They help with home projects, such as repair work, electrical, plumbing, etc. Join them for breakfast and then head out to the work site. Bring your sons!
Contact: Jeff | (952)949-1485
Third Sat of every month, 7am
If you know of a single mom, widow, or special needs neighbor or friend that needs help with a home repair project, let us know. Contact: Maureen | (763) 522-2501
Learning to live our lives for the sake of others is a big part of becoming fully alive in God. We are called to live our lives missionally wherever God leads us - in our families, our neighborhoods, or around the world. Here are some of the organizations where the people of Open Door volunteer.
Contact: Rose | ext 1600 if you attend Open Door and would like to have your organization included in this booklet.
Hurricane Harvey Response
Open Door is partnering again with ReachGlobal Crisis Response to send another team to respond to the rebuilding needs nine-months after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. This is the second trip to serve the families and homeowners of Rockport and Port Aransas, TX. This team will be driving together in caravan to Corpus Christi, TX. Please, prayerfully consider if you could join this team. Apply online and indicate any construction skills you may have or are willing to learn. Contact: Rose | ext 1600 or Julia | ext 1902 or stop at the Welcome Kiosk if you have questions.
Trip dates: Fri, May 18 - Sun, May 27
Cost: $550 (approximate)
$50 non-refundable deposit.
Apply by Apr 1
Donate to the Hurricane Harvey Response Team here.
Throughout the year, we send short term mission trip teams to Haiti with Beyond our Door Global. Each team has the opportunity to be with the staff and children at the Mephibosheth House and Mother Teresa orphanage. Check out Stories of Haiti for a glimpse into a recent team's experience. Contact: Rose | ext 1600
Next Generation Youth Haiti Trip
A group of 12-15 students finishing 11th and 12th grade will go to Haiti in June where they will serve the kids at the Mephibosheth House and at Mother Teresa's Clinic in Port Au Prince. The trip will be led by Kathy Collier and Steve Hanson.
June 17-26 (dates subject to change based on air travel dates)
Donate to the Haiti Trip here
Open Door is joining Food for the Hungry in Guatemala, and they have identified and prepared a village for our church to serve. We will partner in the development phase of this village for 8 years. The first trip will be a team of experienced adult leaders. For more information contact Rose | ext 1600
Our seven person team has returned home, and experienced deep community as they began building relationships with the people at Mission of Hope for the Disabled. Thank you for all your prayers and support! This was a four-organization partnership between Mission of Hope, Open Door, Disability Motivational Network (founders Prince and Agnes Cole) and Inverted Arts (founder Mark Collier).
Short-term Mission Trips
Additional short term mission trips in the US and abroad are planned as needs arise. If you are interested in participating in a trip, want to donate, or want to be added to a prayer list for an upcoming trip, contact: Rose | ext 1600. And, sign up for the Missional Life Email to get information about events and ways to serve others.
Open Door relies on many ministry partnerships to connect us to people and places that may seem worlds away. We support people and organizations who align with our mission and values and who are partnering with the work God is doing in the world. If you have questions, or to for an application to be a supported partner, Contact: Rose | ext 1600.
To apply to be supported by Open Door, a ministry must meet one of these criteria:
- Open Door Member(s) raising full time support for vocational ministry.
- A ministry/organization led by an Open Door member.
- A local or global partner in an ongoing relationship with Open Door.
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