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!
Biblical Foundations is designed for anyone who wants to understand the Bible better, whether as a beginner or as a seasoned veteran. Classes meet on Monday evenings and are facilitated by Dr. Ronn Johnson.
Winter 2019 Session: Biblical Foundations
This 8-week session will concentrate on the larger arc of the Scriptural narrative, noticing how the Bible works as an unfolding drama with a beginning, middle, and end. We will discover that the Bible includes our present day and that it invites us to become active participants in God's Big Story even today! All are welcome to attend, whether or not you attended the Fall Session.
Mon, Jan 14 - Mar 4, 7-9pm
Register by Jan 13
The Reason for God
Ever doubted Christianity? Ever been asked why you believe in God? We will be gathering for six weeks to discuss the truths of Christianity and how to engage in meaningful, honest conversations with people of all different opinions and beliefs. Our time together will include DVD sessions by Tim Keller, personal reflection, small group discussion, and large group interaction. We believe that these conversations happen best in community, when we bring our unique life experiences to the table… so join us!
Thu, Jan 24 - Feb 28, 7-9pm
Register by Jan 23 (Walk-ins welcome)
Listening Well: Hearing God's Voice in a Noisy World (Half-Day Retreat)
Join us for the Saturday morning session as a stand-alone experience. Discernment can be a challenge when so many competing voices vie for our attention, but the will of God is within reach. With practice, we learn to recognize God's still, small voice and grow in
delight at obeying God. For more info about The Center for Spiritual Formation, see The Center.
Sat, Feb 2, 9am-noon
Cost: $20 per retreat (lunch not included)
Register by Jan 27
Called: The Crisis and Promise of Following Jesus Today
Many Christians ask "Why are we here?" As God's people, we long to engage in Jesus' calling to be a part of the world's flourishing and to renew our hope for a broken and hurting world. Connect with others while engaging in a powerful book written to God's church about our calling as followers of Jesus. Participate in this book study through online discussions and in-person conversations throughout the month of February.
Meet in person on Sun, Feb 3 and Feb 24 at 9am
Register by Feb 3
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 Gathering
We are all called to bring Good News wherever we go. This is Christ’s way. These gatherings broaden our understanding of God’s heart for the world. We meet weekly between services to hear stories from others at Open Door, pray, and grow in our understanding of what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. To receive regular updates about the current week’s meeting, ask to be added to our email list. See the Events page for special missional related events.
*NEW* 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!
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.
Second Sundays in Mar, Jun, Sept & Dec, 10:15-11am
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
Young Adults - Coffee Talk
A fun place for young adults (18-30 somethings) to connect, build community, learn, and talk about life. Meet for coffee during the 9am service and then go to church together at 11am.
Sundays, 9am (No mtg first Sunday of the month )
Follow us on Instagram @odyoungadults
Emergency Workers Moms in Touch
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
Minnetonka/Wayzata Home Group
This group embraces the struggle to become fully alive in God by connecting with each other in the context of our shared experience at Open Door. Through personal stories, discussion of recent sermon messages, and periodic service projects, this group provides a place to know and be known.
For: Adults (20+)
Every other Mon, 7-9 pm
Contact: Jim and Liz