ADULT connection

In this season where we are connecting virtually, we encourage you to check out our At A Glance 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!




Virtual church

Open Door deeply values creating ways for all our people to connect on Sunday morning. While many of us are still remote, we have created an online space for people to connect with a community. We gather via Zoom at 9:45am, watch the 10am worship gathering together and then spend time discussing it in small groups for 20 minutes.



Contact Rose Larson | rlarson@thedoor.org

Meets: Sun, 9:45-11:45am

Location: Zoom (Email Rose to receive the Zoom link)

STudies

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, 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 Johnson  |  ronnjohnson7@gmail.com


Daily Dose of Bible is fully virtual and began in Oct BUT you can jump in any time! 

October 2020-September 2021

Register here to join

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. The group includes the DivorceCare Workbook.


Contact: Annie-Claude Toll | atoll@thedoor.org

Meets: Tues, February 23-May 25, 7-9pm

Location: Open Door, Chapel

Cost: $20

Register

Walk-ins welcome





EXPERIENCING IMMANUEL

Do you long to experience more “God with you” in your everyday life? Whether it’s companionship, help handling stress or healing past pains, this experience will help you process and increase capacity to experience more of Jesus. Together, we will learn practices that cut down mental static, help process stress and increase our awareness of Immanuel, “God with us.”


Contact: Lisa Nygard | lisa.thirsty@gmail.com

Meets: Mon, April 5-May 10, 7-8:15pm

Location: Zoom

Registration has closed




GROUP SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

In group spiritual direction, we practice prayerful listening to one another, to ourselves, and to God, in order to be more aware of, and responsive to, God's activity in our lives. Space is limited: each group consists of 4-6 people.


Contact: Kati Beasley | kbeasley@thedoor.org

Meets: Wed, March 24-April 28, 1-2:15pm

Location: Zoom

Registration has closed


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Meets: Thurs, April 1-May 6, 7-8:30pm

Location: Open Door, Room 104

Registration has closed




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 of engaging with the Holy Spirit in daily life, learning about gifts of the Spirit and considering ways God communicates. We will use several resources including Francis Chan’s book, Forgotten God. Tom Johnson will facilitate the teaching, discussion and small group interaction. 


Contact: Tom Johnson | tjohnson@thedoor.org

Meets: Thurs, April 1-May 20, 7-8:30pm

Online via Zoom

Registration has closed




KINGDOM CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE & ETHNIC DIVERSITY

This class will allow participants time to reflect on their own experience with race and how it may have shaped their individual perspectives. It will also look at ways to navigate conversations about race with others, knowing we are all image-bearers of God's kingdom. Through this experience we will grow in understanding race in multiple contexts.


Contact: Erin Myhrer | erinmyhrer@gmail.com

Meets: Mon, April 5-May 10, 7-8pm

Location: Zoom

Registration has closed




OPEN HOME

Connect with God and others in casual living room spaces all over the metro (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, following CDC guidelines. Explore the most recent sermon, study God’s Word and get to know others using our conversation guide.


Contact: Kati Beasley | kbeasley@thedoor.org

Meets: Weekly at your host's home

Registration is necessary to comply with CDC meeting guidelines.

Registration is closed at this time.




PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY - ON HOLD

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 Toombs | frommn2u@gmail.com

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

Location: Open Door, Chapel

No registration needed




REWIRED: REFRESHING OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOD, OTHERS & OURSELVES

During this 6-week group we’ll be creating helpful habits and mindsets to bring into our everyday lives as we dive into Ephesians. We will meditate on scripture and use spiritual formation practices in both group and individual settings to allow for deeper connection with God, others, and ourselves.


Contact: Rose Larson | rlarson@thedoor.org

Meets: Thurs, April 8-May 13, 6-6:30pm

Location: Zoom

Registration has closed




"THE CHOSEN" (VIEWING & DISCUSSION)

Do you long to know the heart of Jesus toward you and what it is like to be "Chosen" by Him? We’ll engage with the video series "The Chosen" to see Jesus through the eyes of those He chose and interacted with. By seeing who the disciples were and the relationship that Jesus formed with them, we can see His heart for loving us as we are. Each week we’ll watch an episode during the first hour of the zoom call. We’ll spend the rest of our time in discussion.


Interested in this offering but can’t make it work with your schedule? Join us just for the discussion at 7:30pm or you can check out the series for free here: https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen/


Contact: Rodger Smith | smith.rodgerw@gmail.com

Meets: Tues, March 30-May 25, 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Zoom

Registration has closed




WILDERNESS

Wilderness is a place most of us want to avoid, especially spiritually. On the surface it is dry, lonely, and barren. Yet, the Bible paints a different picture of the wilderness, one that is full of provision and meeting with God. Tracing the theme of wilderness from Hagar to Moses, throughout the history of Israel - and finally to Jesus, we will see again and again the variety of ways God meets His people in the wilderness.


Contact: Kati Beasley | kbeasleyl@thedoor.org

Meets: Wed, March 31-May 12, 7-8:15pm

Location: Open Door, Rooms 25/27

Registration has closed




MEN'S GROUPS



MEN'S MORNING BIBLE STUDY

We are currently learning how God showed mercy to the nation of Israel through a study on the book of Judges. 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 Kuehl | (612) 414-3825

Meet: Wednesdays, 7-8am, Rooms 104 & 112



HEARTS IN ACTION - ON HOLD

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 Pranghofer at maureensmusic@comcast.net.


Contact: Del Sipma | (952) 412-7333

Meets: Third Saturday of every month, 7am

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





WOMEN'S 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. Our final study for this year will be Priscilla Shirer’s Jonah study (workbook included). COVID precautions observed for in-person gatherings: face coverings, social distancing and bring your own beverage.


Contact: Annika Johnson | ajohnson@thedoor.org

Meets: Wed, March 24-May 5, 7-8:30pm

Location: In-Person* at Open Door, Chapel & Online via Zoom (*no kids programming available at this time)

Cost: $20

Registration has closed




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 | kari.odorizzi@gmail.com




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 Dischinger | cjdischinger0@gmail.com





YOUNG ADULTS (ODYA)

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

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Join other Open Door Young Adults for Carbs and Cardio Night on the 4th Friday of each month! It’s a fun evening of sports and food with a unique carbohydrate theme each time. Bring your favorite pre-packaged carb, your mask, warm/comfy clothes and a friend! We hope to see you there! Contact: Kati Beasley | kbeasley@thedoor.org

No registration needed.


Support Groups

We have a number of support groups available that will help you connect with others in community for the support you need. You can find support group offerings on the Care page.