ADULT connection

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 or follow along on our YouTube channel.

Groups

SUMMER BOOK CLUB

The Summer Book Club is back, online and excited to announce that we are reading Dave Johnson’s new book Gasping for Breath. We’ll kick off the book with an introductory Zoom call, where you can chat with the author and connect with others! Then we’ll send you off into the month with a few questions to ponder as you read through the book. We’ll wrap up with a final discussion Zoom call with Dave Johnson. Participants provide their own book. Buy your book here.

 

Contact: Dawn Wood | dwood@thedoor.org

Dates: Tuesday Zoom calls, June 22 & August 10, 7-8:15pm

Location: Zoom

Register Here by June 21




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! 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 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




GRIEVING WITH GOD & OTHERS (A SUPPORT GROUP)

We will explore the shared experiences of cumulative grief and loss in our lives and in the life of Jesus. 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.

 

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

Dates: 1st Sundays beginning June 6, 11:30am-12:45pm

Location: Open Door Chapel





MEN'S GROUPS



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, Rooms 104 & 112

Location: Open Door, Rooms 104 & 112



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: 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



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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YOUNG ADULTS SERVE – AWOL PICNIC

Our NextYouth will be spending the week serving at Dayton Mobile Hope. We’ll join them to help serve food at the final BBQ celebration!  

 

Contact: Kati Beasley | kbeasley@thedoor.org

Dates: Thursday, July 29, Evening (specific times coming soon)

Location: Mobile Hope; Dayton, MN

Email Kati to Sign-Up

 

 

 

YOUNG ADULTS SERVE – TACO TUESDAY@MOBILE HOPE

We’re heading to Dayton Mobile Hope for Taco Tuesday! We’re partnering with NextYouth for a fun night of tacos, games and laughter with the Mobile Hope community.

 

Contact: Kati Beasley | kbeasley@thedoor.org

Dates: Tuesday, June 15, Evening (specific times coming soon)

Location: Mobile Hope; Dayton, MN

Email Kati to Sign-Up

 

 

 

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 and food with a unique carbohydrate theme each time. Bring your favorite carb, comfy clothes and a friend!

 

Contact: Kati Beasley | kbeasley@thedoor.org

Dates: 4th Fridays (May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27)

Time: 7-8:30pm

Location: Open Door (exception: June 25 is a special Carbs & Cardio Camping Edition!)

 

 

 

YOUNG ADULTS CAMPING

The Open Door Young Adults are camping! Grab your friends for a weekend of camping, bonfires, conversations, and all-around fun! Bring your own camping gear, tent, food, snacks and beverages. Campsite provided.

 

Contact: Kati Beasley | kbeasley@thedoor.org

Dates: June 25-June 27

Location: Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, Rockford MN

Register Here

Register by June 21


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.