ADULT connection

In this season where we are connecting virtually, we encourage you to check out our COVID-19 page for the

most up-to-date information & happenings. God made us for relationships with him and each other.

We are made for community and we are changed in community.


There are many ways for you to connect with others at Open Door: groups, retreats, workshops, classes, learning experiences and more. Getting involved is one of the best ways to experience community and belonging. We've listed some of those opportunities below. You can also, check out the Events page for additional opportunities to connect and grow!




The Gathering@9

We deeply value creating a space for all our people to connect on Sunday morning and, therefore, we’re going to have a “virtual church” where we gather at 8:45 to watch the 9am service together and then discuss it in small groups after the service from 10-10:30.


Contact Rose to be added to The Gathering@9 group and receive the Zoom link here

STudies

WHEN HELPING HURTS

When Helping Hurts gives a Christian perspective on poverty alleviation. Through this video series and discussion seminar, we will learn how to walk humbly in relationships with people in our daily lives, shift our perspective on how to engage with poverty, and accept our call to love boldly and humbly. Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, the authors of this best-selling book, will challenge us to redefine poverty as not just a lack of material wealth, but broken relationships with God, self, others, and creation. Contact: Rose

Fri, Oct 2, 6:30-9pm and Sat, Oct 3, 9-11:30am

Hybrid: online and in-person options (Zoom link will be sent on Oct 2)

Register by Oct 1




DAILY DOSE OF BIBLE | OT READING GUIDE

Have you ever wanted to read and better understand the Old Testament? Have you ever wanted someone to quickly explain what you just read? Look no further! Join Ronn Johnson and others in reading the Old Testament, chronologically, together as we seek to understand the story God is telling as he moves our broken world toward peace and restoration. Materials are emailed directly to your inbox and will include a monthly reading schedule along with daily, two-minute explanatory videos from Ronn. Enjoy additional email participation and mark your calendars for an optional monthly zoom call on the last Monday of every month, 7-8pm. Contact: Ronn


Daily Dose of Bible is fully virtual and begins on Oct 5.

October 2020-September 2021

Register by Oct 1




LOVING THROUGH LISTENING AND DIALOGUE

In this world where we have trouble talking across positions, one of the gifts we can bring is the ability to listen well and have dialogue across different points of view, ideas and platforms. Learning to listen and dialogue well is a tool for loving and becoming a non-anxious presence in this charged world. This eight-week group will be the first of a two-part class that will help you grow and develop skills in listening, and turn arguments into opportunities. Contact: Rose

Tues, Oct 6-Nov 24, 7-9pm

Online via Zoom (a link will be sent to you on Oct 6)

Register by Oct 4




HOLY SPIRIT: THE FORGOTTEN GOD

Jesus told his followers they must wait to receive power to be His witnesses. That power accompanied the coming of the Holy Spirit in a new way. It changed everything for those early disciples. As important as the third person of the trinity is, often little is known about the Holy Spirit, especially compared to the Father and the Son.


Holy Spirit: The Forgotten God will cover ways to engage with the Holy Spirit in daily life, learn about gifts of the Spirit and consider ways God communicates. We will use several resources including Francis Chan’s book, Forgotten God. Tom Johnson will facilitate a time of teaching, discussion and small group interaction. 

Contact: Rose

Thurs, Oct 8-Nov 19, 7-8:45pm

Online through Zoom (Link will be sent to you on Oct 8)

Register by Oct 4

Groups


DIVORCECARE

DivorceCare is a supportive 13-week group for those dealing with the pain of divorce that offers hope, healing and transformation. Topics include the road to healing, anger, depression, loneliness, new relationships, financial survival, kid care, single sexuality, forgiveness, reconciliation, and moving on.

  • Fall Sessions: Tues, Sep 8 - Dec 1
  • Wrap Up Dinner: Dec 8
  • Surviving the Holidays Session: Dec 15

Contact: Annie-Claude | ext 1300.
Meetings: Tuesdays, Sep 8 - Dec 15, 7pm

Location: In socially-distanced groups at Open Door

Cost: $20 (includes workbook)

Register Here

Walk-ins always welcome




RE | ENGAGE

This 18-week experience examines God's design for marriage and applies principles from the Bible to guide couples towards growth in their relationship with each other. re|engage aims to bring hope and restoration to your marriage through teachings, testimonies, and working through an established curriculum with other married couples. Marriages in any condition can benefit, whether you are struggling to get along, your marriage is broken, or you simply want to grow closer together as a couple. 


Contact: Annie-Claude | ext 1300.

Meetings: Next session begins January 2021

Childcare available

Cost: $40 per couple (includes 2 workbooks)




PRAYER BEFORE THE SERVICE - ON HOLD UNTIL WE CAN MEET IN PERSON

Before you head into the service on Sundays, get a cup of coffee and spend time with others who have a heart for pursuing God together  to pray for Open Door, our community and beyond. This is open to anyone with an impulse to pursue God in prayer. “The impulse to pursue God originates with God, but the outworking of that impulse is our following hard after Him” (A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God).


Contact: Frank

Meeting: Sundays, 9-9:45am

Location: toddler room at the back of the sanctuary




OPEN HOME

Connect with God and others in casual living room spaces all over town (virtual options available). Whether you’re new to church, curious about God or are a long-time attender, all ages and all stages are welcome! Meeting in groups of 10 or less to follow CDC guidelines. Explore the most recent sermon, study God’s Word and get to know others using our conversation guide.


Contact: Kati

Meeting: Weekly at your host's home, Oct 11-Nov 15 or as determined by leader.

Registration is necessary to comply with CDC meeting guidelines.

Register here




2ND HALFERS LUNCH ON HOLD UNTIL WE CAN MEET IN PERSON

This is a place for adults in the second half of life (age 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. Lunch events are Sundays after church several times a year. We provide a buffet lunch. Donations to offset food costs will be accepted at the door. Get on the email list by contacting Jeff and Jolene.

 

Walk-ins Welcome




PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

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. Men and women are encouraged to come! 


Contact: Eileen

Meeting: Second Sundays in Mar, Jun, Sept & Dec, 11:15am - 12:45pm




MENS GROUPS



HEARTS IN ACTION ON HOLD UNTIL WE CAN MEET IN PERSON

This group of men desires to help our church and local community by serving single mothers, widows, and those with special needs through home projects, such as repair work, electrical, plumbing, etc. They meet for breakfast at the Original Pancake House, Maple Grove and then head out to the work site. Men of all ages welcome - bring your sons! If you know of a widow, single mom, or those with special needs who could use some help, contact Maureen.


Contact: Del | (952) 412-7333

Meeting: Third Saturday of every month, 7am

Location: Original Pancake House, Maple Grove for breakfast and then head to the work site




MEN'S MORNING BIBLE STUDY

We are currently engaging in a study of Philippians by N.T. Wright. If you are looking to grow in your relationship with God with a group of other guys trying to do the same thing, join us on Wednesday mornings for study and discussion.


Contact: Bruce | (612) 414-3825

Meeting: Wednesdays, 7-8am




WOMENS GROUPS



WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

Join with other women as we study God's Word and are encouraged through community and connection. In person and online options available. Meets (almost) WEEKLY October-April, with breaks for holidays. We will be starting in October with the Chasing Vines Study by Beth Moore. First book is included in class fee, other book costs will be collected through the year. Contact: Annika | ext 1204

 

Meeting options include:

In person at Open Door Wednesdays 7-8:30pm

Online via zoom Wednesdays 7-8:30pm

Hosted in your leader's home Wednesdays 7-8:30pm

 

*No kids programming available at this time.

*COVID precautions: Mask required, social distancing will be observed, bring your own beverage

 

Dates: Oct 7-Apr 28

Register by Oct 1

Cost $25





OD 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, needs, inspiration, play dates, mom’s nights out, no-longer-needed items and more. Let's do this mom-life together!  Follow Open Door Moms on FaceBook circlefacebook  Contact us if you're not on Facebook, but still want to connect with other moms.


Contact: Kari Odorizzi




MOMS OF EMERGENCY WORKERS PRAYER GROUP

Join in intercessory prayer with other moms of adult children who work in emergency services (firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement personnel, etc). Exchange emails to share information and prayer requests. A dinner will be held every couple of months.


Contact: Cindy




YOUNG ADULTS (ODYA)

A place for young adults (18-30 somethings) to connect, build community, grow, and talk about life.

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ODYA BONFIRE

Join us for a good ol’ fall bonfire! Meet at the church firepit with your chair and mask on Friday, Oct 2 from 7-9pm.

Contact: Kati

Support Groups

We have a number of support groups available that will help you connect with others in community for the support you need. 

Support group offerings are listed on the Care page.