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!
Come hear stories where faith and life intersect. Grab a cup of coffee and connect with others
as people from our congregation share their stories and experiences with formational practices
and missional living. Be encouraged to live your real life fully alive in God. Come as you are and
when you can. Contact: Rose
Summer Book Club
What do a prodigal, a shepherd and a novice demon have in common? They are all main characters in our summer book club! This summer, read one book each month and then join a lively conversation about the book on the last Wednesday of the month. This summer’s books are: A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, and The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen. Contact: Eileen
Wed, Jun 26, Jul 24 and Aug 28, 7-9pm
We are called to follow in the steps of Jesus who spent three years preparing his first century followers. Ministry Foundations will cover three critical areas we believe are important for ministry in any context. Encountering the Person and work of the Holy Spirit; examining family systems and how they impact our view of ourselves and others; and experiencing the power of healing prayer. Classes meet on Tuesday evenings. Contact: Dawn
Tues, Sept 17 - Dec 3, 7-9pm
Cost: $40 suggested donation for materials
Register by Sept 15
Biblical Foundations: What is the Bible?
In this eight-week session, we learn how the books of the Bible came to be written, explore the languages, cultures, and history from which the Bible arises, and discover how the Bible is meant to be interpreted through the lens of its original audience. We study topics such as inspiration, ancient culture, canonicity, and modern translations—the kinds of subjects which will set you on a path toward fruitful and enjoyable study of the Bible for the rest of your life. Biblical Foundations is a course offered over three separate sessions (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Taking the sessions in order is recommended, but not necessary. Classes are facilitated by Dr. Ronn Johnson. Contact: Dawn
Mon, Sept 30 - Nov 18, 7-8:45pm
Cost: $40 suggested donation for materials
Register by Sept 23
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
God wants us to be emotionally healthy, as well as spiritually mature. We are made to be whole and holy people! In this eight-week course, we will explore how to find healing from the messages of our past, to enlarge our souls through grief and loss, to biblically integrate all our emotions, and to find rhythms of being with Jesus every day. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality is a companion course to Emotionally Healthy Relationships, which will be offered in the spring. Come willing to be deeply changed by Jesus. Classes are facilitated by Anne-Marie Finsaas and Kati Beasley. Contact: Anne-Marie
Mon, Sept 30-Nov 18, 7-9pm
Cost:$20 suggested donation for materials
Register by Sept 23
*NEW format* Weekly Women's Study
Study God’s Word and be encouraged through community and connection with other women. This new format meets weekly October-April. We will start with Seamless by Angie Smith, a study that explores the significant promises, people and places in the Bible from beginning to end, and how they tie together and transform our lives. We will end our study season in the spring with Priscilla Shirer’s Discerning the Voice of God. Limited space is available. Please indicate which group (Wed PM or Thurs AM) at registration. Kids programming and care are also available both days. Contact: Annika | ext 1204
Wed, begins Oct 2, 7-8:30pm
Thurs, begins Oct 3, 9:30-11am
Cost: $50/year suggested donation
Register by Sept 18
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 have events on Sundays after church several times a year. Get on the email list by contacting Jeff and Jolene.
2nd Halfers Lunch - Nov 10, 11:30am-1pm
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 at the Original Pancake House, Maple Grove and then head out to the work site. Bring your sons!
Contact: Del | (952) 412-7333
If you know of a widow, single mom, or those with special needs who could use some help, contact Maureen.
Third Saturday of every month, 7am
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!
Contact: Bruce | (612) 414-3825
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! If you're not on Facebook, but still want to connect with other moms, Contact: Kari
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. Contact: Eileen
Second Sundays in Mar, Jun, Sept & Dec, 11:15am-12:45pm
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.
First and Third Mondays, 7-9pm
Emergency Workers Moms Prayer Group
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.
Young Adults (ODYA)
A fun place for young adults (18-30 somethings) to connect, build community, learn, and talk about life. Meet for coffee at 9am, then go to church together at 10am. Contact: Kati
Sundays, 9am (No mtg first Sunday of the month.)
Carbs & Cardio
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! We hope to see you there! Contact: Kati
Fourth Fridays of the month (May - Oct), 7-9pm
Bonfire Pit Restoration (link)
Sat, Aug 10, 3-10pm
Maple Grove Home Group
Being a parent is hard. You're in the weeds of diapers, developmental stages, and drama. Take one night a month to connect with other families who are in the same struggle. We meet once a month at rotating homes to share a meal, actual adult conversation, and the burdens and joys of raising children.
For: Open Door families with younger children
Last Friday of the month, 6pm
Contact: John and Lisa