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!

The Gathering@9

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

Sundays, 9-9:45am

Upcoming Speakers: The Gathering@9

Oct 6: Nancy Ackerman

Oct 13: Bill Kauffmann

Oct 20: Nancy Anderson

Oct 27: Raymond Spangler


Ministry Foundations

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. Contact: Dawn

Ministry Foundations (video)

Tues, Sept 17 - Dec 3, 7-9pm

Cost: $40 suggested donation for materials

Registration is now closed.

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

Biblical Foundations (video)

Mon, Sept 30 - Nov 18, 7-8:45pm

Cost: $40 suggested donation for materials

Registration for the Fall Session is now closed.

Registration for the Winter Session opens Nov 10.

Mon, Feb 10 - Mar 30, 7-8:45pm
Register by Feb 3
Cost: $40 suggested donation

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

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (video)

Mon, Sept 30-Nov 18, 7-9pm

Cost: $30 suggested donation for materials
Registration is now closed. 

*NEW format* Women's Bible 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

Women's Bible Study (video)

Wed, begins Oct 2, 7-8:30pm

Thurs, begins Oct 3, 9:30-11am

Cost: $50/year suggested donation for materials

Registration is now closed.

*NEW* Fierce Marriage: Radically Pursuing Each Other in Light of Christ's Relentless Love
This study for married couples is a call to put Christ at the center of your marriage, measuring everything you do and say to each other against what Christ did for you. In this 6-session DVD series, Ryan and Selena Fredrick bring passionate and personal stories and practical, gospel-centered advice to help you handle five key areas of marriage: priorities, communication, money, sex, and conflict. Their hopeful approach will help you see marriage as not just a relationship you should try to keep healthy, but also one worth fighting for—in every situation. There is no charge for the sessions but you must purchase 1 book and 2 study guides per couple. Amazon purchase links will be sent to you following your registration (approx. cost for all 3 books is $30). Space is limited. Classes are facilitated by John & Lisa Quast.
Contact: John

Wed, Oct 9-Nov 13, 7-8:30pm

Registration is now closed.


Home Groups

Connect with others in a home setting at locations throughout the metro. Explore the most recent sermon together, study God’s Word, talk about your marriage, build relationships with others your age or not your age, or just grow deeper in Christ as you connect with other attenders. Fall groups begin Sept 22-Nov 24 (10 weeks). Directly contact the group leader, if you find a group that fits! Questions? Contact: Kati

Fall 2019 Home Groups (PDF)

2nd Halfers

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

Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45am

Men's Bible Study (video)

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

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Prayer Shawl

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

Writers' Group

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.

Contact: Nina

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.

Contact: Cindy

Young Adults (ODYA)

Coffee Talk

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 (resumes Sept 22)

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

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Support Groups

Connect with others for the support you need in community.
Support groups are listed on the Care page.