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 is a place for people to be encouraged by a short time of sharing and then spending time in virtual small groups to connect with others in our community. Anyone is welcome to join. Afterwards feel free to stay with us to watch the service at 10am together online.
For more info contact Rose.
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.
Virtual Meeting: Wed, Jun 10-Jul 22, 7-8:45pm
SUMMER BOOK CLUB
The Summer Book Club is back, online and excited to announce this year’s reads! Each month we’ll kick off the book with an introductory Zoom call, where you can meet and connect with others! Next, we’ll send you off into the month with a few questions to ponder as you read and, lastly, we’ll wrap up the book with a final discussion Zoom call. Participants provide their own books. See dates and book selections below:
Living the Resurrection by Eugene Peterson: Tuesday Zooms: June 9 & 30, 7-8:15pm
Radical Hospitality by Lonni Collins Pratt: Thursday Zooms: July 2 & 30, 7-8:15pm
Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard: Monday Zooms: Aug 3 & 31, 7-8:15pm
Online: Zoom (Links for the meetings will be emailed out closer to the scheduled dates.)
In scripture circles, we gather together in small groups to dive into the Scriptures and learn from and encourage one another. Face-to-face we talk about the struggles of life and faith. Our teachers facilitate dialogue about the Bible, using questions as a gateway to discovery and intimacy with God. We look for threads connecting passages to the larger story of God and dig into the language roots that can help us unlock meaning beyond the surface level. We aim for Scripture Circles to be safe places for people to come as they are, and practice seeing and being seen in community.
This gathering is for any who want to step into a room like this. This is not a series, each circle is an individual, stand-alone event and requires a registration for each date. There are a total of 4 events to choose from. Sign up for one or sign up for all! Space is limited.
Virtual meetings: Jun 8, Jul 13 and Aug 10, 7-9pm (Sign up for each date you'd like to attend)
Cost: $25/event suggested donation
Register (Registration is through 40 Orchards)
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.
Contact: Annie-Claude | ext 1300.
Meetings: Tuesdays, Feb 11 - May 12, 7pm
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.
Meeting: Wednesdays, Jan 8 - May 6, 7-8:30pm
Cost: $40 per couple (includes 2 workbooks)
Registration is closed for this session.
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).
Meeting: Sundays, 9-9:45am
Location: toddler room at the back of the sanctuary
Connect with others in a home setting at locations throughout the metro. Explore the most recent sermon together, study God’s Word, talk about your marriage, build relationships with others your age or not your age, or just grow deeper in Christ as you connect with other attenders. Spring groups run Feb 10-Apr 5 (9 weeks). Contact: Kati
Click here for available groups. If you find a group that fits, email leaders to sign up!
2ND HALFERS LUNCH
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.
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!
Meeting: Second Sundays in Mar, Jun, Sept & Dec, 11:15am - 12:45pm
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
Are you looking to grow in your relationship with God with a group of other guys trying to do the same thing? Come join us on Wednesday mornings to study God's Word and discuss how it applies to us today! Take a look at the Men's Bible Study video to learn more about this group.
Contact: Bruce | (612) 414-3825
Meeting: Wednesdays, 7-8am
WOMEN'S VIRTUAL BIBLE STUDY
Be a part of a virtual women’s bible study! We will be using uniquely designed scripture cards from Gathered Co, to focus our hearts and prompt our discussions and contemplations. Through the scared activity of memorizing and learning Gods word we will deepen our relationship with God and each other.
Virtual Meetings: First Mon, May 4 - Aug 28, 7:30pm
Register by Apr 28
Cost $25 (scholarships available)
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 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.
YOUNG ADULTS (ODYA)
A place for young adults (18-30 somethings) to connect, build community, grow, and talk about life. Meet for coffee at 9am, then go to church together at 10am.
Meeting: Sundays, 9am (no mtg the first Sunday of the month)
Carbs & Cardio - ON HOLD UNTIL WE CAN MEET IN PERSON
It’s a fun evening of sports and food with a unique carbohydrate theme each time. Bring your carb to share, your comfy clothes and a friend or your kids! Follow us on Instagram to find out the monthly theme (@odyoungadults).
Meeting: Fourth Fridays of the month, 7-9pm