ADULT connection

God made us for relationship 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, volunteering, 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

We deeply value creating a space 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 weekly via Virtual Church. We gather via Zoom at 9:45am, watch the 10am worship gathering together, and then spend a few minutes discussing it in small groups.


Contact Rose Larson | rlarson@thedoor.org

Meets: Sunday, 9:45-11:30am

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

STudies

WHAT'S THE STORY WITH THEOLOGY?

The study of theology has been defined as “the study of things divine.” Join in the fun of immersing ourselves in the story and study of God surrounded by friends who want to learn together! What’s the Story with Theology is a three-part, 15-week experience that will take a deep dive into the various topics related to our Christian faith while using the Bible as our source of truth. This study will meet on Wednesday evenings and will be facilitated by Dr. Ronn Johnson.

 

The study is broken down into three, 5-week sessions. Participants will get the most of out of the study by signing up for all three sessions. Registration opens for each session as the previous session ends.

 

Session 1: October 6 – November 10 (no class Oct 20)

Session 2: January 26 – February 23 (Registration opens November 3)

Session 3: March 23 – April 20 (Registration opens February 16)

 

Limited space is available. Kids programming and care are provided.

 

Contact: Kati Beasley | kbeasley@thedoor.org

When: Wednesdays, See dates above, 7-8:30pm

Location: Open Door

Register for Session 1 by September 29





Groups

ALPHA

Alpha creates an environment of hospitality where people can bring friends, family and work colleagues for a conversation about faith, life and God. Alpha welcomes everyone to gather, hear a short talk and have an opportunity to consider life’s biggest questions in an open and respectful way

Contact: Tom Johnson | tjohnson@thedoor.org

Meets: Wed, September 22 - December 15, 7-9pm

Location: In-person at Open Door
Register by September 19




CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

A community of people who are caring for someone with significant limitations. It’s a place to help you feel less alone and overwhelmed as you meet with others in a similar situation. You’ll receive support, a listening heart, continued education, and prayer.


Contact: Nancy Anderson | auntnancyrae@yahoo.com

When: 4th Sundays, 2pm

Location: Zoom




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 and is open to join at any point over the 13 weeks.


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

When: Tuesday, September 14 – December 14, 7-9pm

Location: Open Door, Room 104

Cost for workbook: $20

Register here




GRIEVING WITH GOD & OTHERS (A SUPPORT GROUP)

There are many types of losses in addition to the death of a loved one: losses of health, marriage, occupation, and physical contact with loved ones and friends due to Covid, just to name a few. In this group we will explore the shared experiences of cumulative grief and loss in our lives and in the life of Jesus.


Together we will create a safe, welcoming space to encounter the Presence of God. We will have the opportunity to share where we are in our journey of grief and practice ways of becoming present to God’s loving Presence with others. Walk-ins welcome.


Contact: Bob McKenna | bob@thedoor.org

When: 2nd Sundays, 11:30am-12:30pm

Location: Open Door, Room 104

Walk-ins Welcome




HOME GROUP (MAPLE GROVE/PLYMOUTH)

Home groups are a chance to connect with God and others in a home setting. This group focuses on family, parenting and marriage. Babysitting is offered in the host's home.


Contact: Brent & Kari Leaman | klleaman@gmail.com

When: two Sundays per month, beginning Sept 26, 4-5:30pm




JOY STARTS HERE: EXPERIENCING IMMANUEL (ONLINE OFFERING)

Do you long to experience more “God with you” in your everyday life? This book study and Immanuel Prayer practices create space for us to experience the abundant life Jesus offers us. We will learn practices that cut down mental static, help process stress and increase our awareness of Immanuel, “God with us.”


James Wilder writes, “Joy is a banquet table to which we are all invited. The places are set, and the table is filled with the delightful aroma that satisfies our deepest longing for life-giving connections with God and with others. There is room at this table for everyone; young and old, weak or strong. So, pull up a chair, we've been waiting for you!”


Please purchase the book “Joy Starts Here” by James Wilder prior to the first week of class.


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

When: Tuesday, September 21-November 2, 7-8:15pm

Location: Zoom

Cost: Book Purchase (purchase here)

Register by September 19




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 March, June, September & December, 11:15am - 12:45pm

Location: Open Door, Chapel

No registration needed




"THE CHOSEN" SEASON 2 (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 Season 2 of 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. We’ll watch each episode together and spend the rest of our time in small group discussion about what we watched.

 

Interested in this offering but can’t make it work with your schedule? Check out the series for free here: https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen/

 

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

When: Tuesdays, September 21-November 9, 6:45-8:45pm

Location: Open Door, Window Room

Register by September 19


 


MEN'S GROUPS


HEARTS IN ACTION

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 to Serve: Del Sipma | delsipma@gmail.com

Contact with Needs: Maureen Pranghofer | maureensmusic@comcast.net

Meets: 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

Join with other men as we study God’s Word and are encouraged through community and connection. We are currently exploring our relationship with God through a study focused on the questions God asks of us.


If you are looking to grow in your relationship with God with a group of guys trying to do the same, join us Wednesday mornings for study and discussion. Walk-ins welcome.


Contact: Bruce Kuehl | (612) 414-3825 | bruceckuehl@gmail.com

Meets: Wednesdays, 7-8am

Location: Open Door, Rooms 104 & 112



WOMEN'S GROUPS


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




WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

Engage with scripture and be encouraged through community and connection with other women in this 8-week study of The Emotionally Healthy Woman by Geri Scazerro. This study challenges superficial spirituality and provides a path to quit the things that damage our souls to choose other ways of being and relating that is rooted in love and lead to life. When we quit for the right reasons, at the right time, and in the right way, we’re on the path not only to emotional health, but also to the true purpose of our life and genuine freedom in Christ.

 

Limited space is available. Please indicate which group (Wednesday PM or Thursday AM) at registration. Kids programming and care available both days

 

Contact: Kati Beasley | kbeasley@thedoor.org

When: Wednesdays, beginning September 22, 7-8:30pm OR Thursdays, beginning September 23, 9:30-11am (no meeting October 20 & 21). Class ends on November 17 & 18

Register by September 13




WIDOWS' WELL

Historically, a well has been a place where women have gathered in community and could draw not only water, but encouragement from one another. Here, widows come together in a safe and nurturing environment that allows them to continue to grow and learn in this season of life. It’s a place where women can say the name of their late husband and feel that others understand what it feels like to lose someone so close.


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

When: 3rd Sundays, 11:30am-1pm

Location: Open Door, Room 104




YOUNG ADULTS (ODYA)

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

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YOUNG ADULTS  – LUNCH & STUFF

Once a month we are getting together for lunch and deeper conversations about life, scripture and community after the Sunday gathering. Join the Open Door Young Adult (ODYA) family, and Open Door staff and pastors for time together. Registration is requested but walk-ins and friends are always welcome!


Contact: Kati Beasley | kbeasley@thedoor.org

When: Sunday, September 12, October 10, November 14, 11:30am-1pm

Location: Open Door

Register for September 12


 


YOUNG ADULTS CARBS & CARDIO

Join other Open Door Young Adults (ODYA) for Carbs & Cardio Night on the 4th Friday of each month! It’s a fun evening of sports at the Open Door gym followed by apps and conversation at a local restaurant. Bring comfy clothes and a friend (or two)!


Contact: Kati Beasley | kbeasley@thedoor.org

When: 4th Fridays (September 24, October 22, no Carbs & Cardio in November and December), 7-8:30pm (Late night apps to follow)

Location: Open Door Gym

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 & Prayer page.