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!
Experience 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. We meet every week! Kids are welcome to hang out with their grown-ups.
Sundays, 9am (no meeting May 26)
Special Topic: Walking in the Holy Spirit
The Kingdom journey at its core is an experience of listening and responding to the Holy Spirit. Over the next four weeks, we will present a basic introduction to walking in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16.) Stories and questions are welcome. Contact: Tom
Sun, Apr 28-May 19, 9am
Eternity is Now in Session
In the five-week DVD study, Eternity Is Now in Session, bestselling author John Ortberg dispels the myth that eternal life is something way out in outer space that we can only hope to experience after we die. Instead, John unpacks the reality that the moment we trust Christ, we are initiated into “eternal living” with God as a here and now reality, one that will continue beyond our life on this earth. Jesus defined eternal life just once, in John 17:3: “. . . that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” The kind of “knowing God” that is eternal life is an interactive relationship, not just an affirmation of certain facts about God. Once we begin the transformative journey of truly knowing God, we can start to experience His presence, favor, and resurrection power right here on this earth in the details, tasks, and challenges of daily, ordinary life. Contact: Taylor Walk-ins welcome.
Thurs, May 2 - 30, 7-9pm
Register by May 1
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. Come to the Book Club Kick-off on Sun, June 2 after the service to check out the books, meet fellow book clubbers, and enjoy pizza. Contact: Eileen
Kick Off: Sun, Jun 2, 11:30am
Wed, Jun 26, Jul 24 and Aug 28, 7-9pm
Register by June 2
This ten-week course begins with the conviction that the story of Scripture is relevant to all of life: jobs, responsibilities, relationships, world. ReFrame invites engagement with theological teaching in the context of our own stories and experiences. The goal of ReFrame is to help Christians see the gospel with fresh eyes and experience the renewing power of Jesus Christ in every aspect of their lives. Contact: Taylor Check out this video to answer Why ReFrame?
Mon, Jun 10-Aug 12, 7-9pm
Register by June 9
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.
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
Missional Life Facebook Group
We are all called to bring Good News wherever we go. This is Christ’s way. Visit our Facebook group and see some additional conversations about how we live our lives for the sake of others. If you're not on Facebook, but still want to know about upcoming events and mission-minded folks who may speak at The Gathering @9, ask to be added to our email list. Also see the Events page for special missional related events. Contact: Rose
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
Join a group of people to get together weekly to compete in a volleyball league at the Crystal Community Center. New participants or teams are always welcome to join in on the fun and fellowship.
First and Third Mondays, 7-9pm
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. Sundays, 9am (No mtg first Sunday of the month.) Contact: Kati
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 (No meeting in June)
Young Adults BBQ (link)
It’s time for our annual Young Adults BBQ. If you're 18 to 30-something, let's meet at Weaver Lake Park after church. We will have hot dogs for all, bring a side to share! Contact: Kati
Sun, Jun 30, 12-2pm
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.
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 & Lisa