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

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.

During Lent, several of the artists featured in our Lenten Project 2019 will share their art, words, poetry, and stories with us. Sign up for the Lenten Project emails, and then join us on Sunday mornings. 

Sundays, 9am


Life Stories of Our Minnesota Neighbors

Join us for a four-week book discussion of the Minnesota Historical Society published book: A Good Time for the Truth. We will see "the presence of Jesus in the other" as we read stories from a variety of authors who provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in Minnesota. "They give readers a splendid gift: the gift of touching another human being's inner reality, behind masks and veils and politeness. They bring us generously into experiences that we must understand if we are to come together in real relationships." The book is widely available in the library system. Used copies available on Amazon. The first session will be a discussion of chapters 1-4. Contact: Rose

Thurs, Mar 7 - 28, 7-8:30pm

Register as a courtesy by Mar 6

Walk ins welcome

Women's Bible Study: Seamless by Angie Smith

Join with other women as we study and explore Gods Word and be encouraged through community and connection. In Seamless, by Angie Smith, we will explore the significant promises, people and places in the Bible, and how they tie together and transform our lives. Limited space is available. Please indicate which group (Wed PM or Thurs AM) at registration. Contact: Annika

Wed, Mar 13 - Apr 24, 7-8:30pm

Thurs, Mar 14 - Apr 25, 9:30-11am

Cost: $20 (book included)

Register by Mar 10

Biblical Foundations

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.  

Spring 2019 Session: How Does the Bible Make a Difference

This six-week session will conclude the course by exploring how the Bible transcends all culture and time and why it can still speak authoritatively to our present condition. We will reflect on how to respond to modern criticisms of the Bible and how to faithfully present its message to our family and friends. All are welcome to attend, whether or not you attended the Fall or Winter Sessions. Contact: Dawn

Mon, Apr 15 - May 20, 7-9pm

Cost: $40

Register by Apr 14

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


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.

The next 2nd Halfers Lunch is Sun, Apr 28, 11:30am-1pm, Register by Apr 27

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

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

Missional Life Facebook Group

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

Open Door Moms Facebook Group

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: Tim

First and Third Mondays, 7-9pm

Volleyball League

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.
Contact: Kerry

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 at 9am, then go to church together at 10am. During Lent, we are meeting in The Gathering@9 in the Window Room.

Contact: Kati

Sundays, 9am (No mtg first Sunday of the month )

Follow us on Instagram @odyoungadults

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

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

Support Groups

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