We are made for community and we are changed in community. There are many ways to connect with others at Open Door through groups, retreats, workshops, classes, and other learning experiences. 

Also, check out the Events page for special opportunities to connect and grow!

Discover Groups

Join us weekly for 4-8 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. 

Please register so we know to expect you, but walk-ins are always welcome at any time during the group. 
Contact Taylor | (763) 416-5846 ext 1903


2nd Halfers

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 the email list by contacting Jeff and Jolene.

          2nd Halfers Lunch

          This quarter's topic: "How are we responding to changes in the 2nd half of life?" We meet in small table groups to share and
          then come back together as a large group to discover common themes. A great way to connect with others. Donations to offset
          food costs will be accepted at the door.
          Sun, Nov 18, 12:15-2pm

          Register by Nov 17th

Hearts in Action (Men's group)

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. Meet 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 widow, single mom, or those with special needs who could use some help, contact Maureen

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

Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45am

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'd love for you to join us!

Contact: Kerry

Tuesdays, 7-9pm

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.  See the Events page for special missional related events.

Contact: Rose

Sundays, 10:15-11am

*NEW* Open Door Moms Facebook Group

Open Door Moms Group is a place where all moms (no matter what age or stage) are welcomed and loved. As a community, everyone is encouraged to participate. We share with each other––happiness, sadness, advice, inspiration, play dates, mom’s nights out, no-longer-needed items, needs and more! Please join us so we can do this mom-life together!

Open Door Moms Facebook Group

Prayer Shawl

Join us for a time of fellowship, sharing stories, and prayerfully knitting or crocheting symbols of comfort and blessing. The shawls are then given to those in need of a tangible expression of God's love and care during seasons of loss, transition or celebration. Patterns are provided. This group meets between services on the second Sunday once per quarter. 

Contact: Eileen

Second Sundays in Mar, Jun, Sept & Dec, 10:15-11am

Volleyball League

This is a group of people that get together weekly to compete in a volleyball league seasonally.

Contact: Kerry for future league dates.

Sundays, 5:30-7pm

Writers Group

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

Second and Fourth Mon, Aug-Oct, 7-9pm

First and Third Mon starting Nov, 7-9pm

Young Adults - Coffee Talk

Hey Young Adults (18 to 30 somethings), you are invited to Coffee Talk! A fun place to connect, build community, learn, and talk about life. We'll meet during the 9am service and then go to church together at the 11am service. We’d absolutely love for you to join us! Contact: Kati | ext 1204

Sundays 9am (No mtg first Sunday of the month )

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.

Contact: Cindy

God, Nature and Science

Interested in learning about nature, creation and the beautiful world we live in? Join us once a month to watch videos, discuss questions and journey together as we become more fully alive in God. Contact: Dennis

Support Groups

Connect with others for the support you need in community.
Support groups are listed on the Care page. 

Home Groups

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: Kati | ext 1204

Maple Grove

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