BELIEFS

our MIssion

To invite people to engage in the struggle of becoming fully alive in God.

our VISION

To be a community of people radically committed to spiritual formation for the sake of others.

our VALUES

Brokenness is welcome here. Come as you are. No matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been, this is a place of grace. 


There’s no need to hide. When life gets messy (and it will), we don’t fake it around here. We believe God meets us in our real lives, not the lives we wished we had. 


Embrace the struggle. We stay in the struggle of becoming fully alive in God because we know the only way out is through. 


Live in grace and truth. Life in God is a mystery and its questions don’t have tidy black and white answers. Together, we seek Jesus’ third way of grace and truth.


Come. Engage with us in the struggle of becoming fully alive in God.

Communion

We celebrate communion in obedience to the command of Jesus to 'do this in remembrance of me.' We believe the elements of bread and wine symbolize the body and blood of Christ and mysteriously extend to us the life of God, when received in faith. We invite all who desire this life in God through Jesus to share communion at our table.  


Communion is served on the first Sunday of every month.

Receive a cracker, and dip it into the cup (tincture) from the Communion Stewards at a variety of stations around the sanctuary. All of our communion elements are gluten free. 

BAPTISM

Baptism is an act of obedience by believers and serves as a public confession of faith by signifying our union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection, and our fellowship with His church. We believe baptism is an important step in our spiritual journey after we have acknowledged our faith in Christ's salvation. At Open Door, we practice baptism by immersion for believers.


Water baptism is held twice a year, spring and fall, at the church. When available, potential candidates are invited to apply for water baptism by filling out the application found on the Registration Forms list. Contact: info@thedoor.org


Next Baptism: Sun, Mar 31

STatement of Faith

We believe...
  • In the inspiration and authority of the Bible
  • There exists one God who is equally Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human; was crucified, died, buried and bodily resurrected to reconcile the world to God and give new life to those who by faith participate in His death and resurrection.
  • The Holy Spirit continually draws people to God, transforms them into the image of Christ, empowers them for ministry, and distributes spiritual gifts to the church. Believers are indwelt by the Holy Spirit upon faith in Christ.
  • All persons are created in the image of God designed for relationship with God, but are separated by sin and in need of reconciliation to God, self, others, and creation.
  • All who believe in the Gospel message of Jesus Christ are participants in His eternal life. Water baptism and communion are powerful and active symbols of His life, message and our transformation.
  • There is one universal Christian Church with many expressions, consisting of all who believe in the good news of Jesus Christ. The primary purpose of the Church is to be the incarnational presence of Christ in the world. 
  • Christ will return to culminate the work of reconciling all things to Himself.