SERVE

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.

INSIDE OUR DOORS

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. 


Serving Opportunities at Open Door (PDF)


Updated Sept 2017

Next Generation volunteers

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                  

Room 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  

Parent Teams


Apply for volunteer roles:

Next Kids Volunteer Application

Next Youth Coach Application

Next Youth Team Leader Application

Missional Life Email

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 rlarson@thedoor.org | ext 1600

Sign-Up Here


Then, join us for the Missional Life Gathering between services on Sundays, 10:15-11am

And...request to join our group on Facebook: Missional Life at Open Door.

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. 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: Del | (952) 412-7333


Third Sat of every month, 7am

Meet at Original Pancake House, Maple Grove


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

Outside Our Doors

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.  


For the Sake of Others Booklet (PDF)


Contact: Rose | ext 1600 if you attend Open Door and would like to have your organization included in this booklet.

Short Term Mission Trips

Haiti

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 team of 11 students and leaders from Open Door will serve the kids at the Mephibosheth House and at Mother Teresa’s Clinic in Port Au Prince, Haiti. The trip is led by Kathy Collier and Steve Hanson. Please pray for health, safety, and for the hearts of this team as they travel and serve from June 19-28.

Donate to the Haiti Trip here




Guatemala

Open Door is joining Food for the Hungry in Guatemala, and they have identified and prepared a village for our church to serve. This five-person vision trip will be focused on listening, learning and praying over which community we will be partnering with over the next 8-10 years, with self-sustainability as the end goal for the community. Please pray for the safety and good health of this team.

Thank you for your donations that will support the team members. 

Trip dates: June 16-23

Donate to the Guatemala Trip here.




Minnesota Camp

Minnesota Camp is an inclusive, safe, and fun Christian camp for adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Campers experience the beauty of Lake Geneva Christian Center while worshiping and learning about Jesus, building special relationships with their trained caregivers, engaging in adaptive activities, and having fun on the rock wall, big bikes, fishing, and more!  From personal care-giving, driving boats, or being part of the Rec crew, there are a ton of ways to share your gifts with the amazing campers!
Contact: Sonia | ext 1904

Camp Dates: Aug 20-24

Apply to Volunteer  




Hurricane Harvey Response

Open Door is partnering again with ReachGlobal Crisis Response to send another team to respond to the rebuilding needs after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. This is the third trip to serve the families and homeowners of Rockport, Aransas Pass, and Port Aransas, TX. This team will be led by Del Sipma from Hearts in Action and driving together in caravan to stay at Bayshore Bible Church in Corpus Christi, TX. Contact: Rose | ext 1600 or Julia | ext 1902 or stop at the Welcome Kiosk if you have questions. 

Trip dates: Nov 2 - 11

Apply for the Hurricane Harvey Response Trip by Sept 9


All donations will go toward mission trip costs and building supplies and tools needed directly in Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey. 



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. 

Supported PARTNERS

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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