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!
Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...
The Center for Spiritual Formation offers the Saturday morning sessions of the Formational Community as a stand-alone experience. Each Saturday retreat focuses on different ways to intentionally arrange our lives around transformative spiritual practices.
Register for each retreat individually without the two-year commitment. Contact: Dawn | (763) 416-5846 ext 1406
Join us weekly for 4-8 weeks. Each group is based on a specific topic.
Learn from pastors and authors through video sessions, selah (reflection), and small group discussion. These groups have proven to be a great starting place for newcomers to Open Door, as well as a place where long-time attenders are finding a deeper level of community. Connect with others as you discover who God is and who we are within community.
Please register so we know to expect you, but walk-ins are always welcome at any time during the group.
Contact Taylor | (763) 416-5846 ext 1903
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 often have events on Sundays after church, at least a couple times a year. Get on the email list by contacting Jeff and Jolene.
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 with home projects, such as repair work, electrical, plumbing, etc. Meet for breakfast and then head out to the work site. Bring your sons! Contact: Del | (952) 412-7333
Third Sat of every month, 7am
Men’s Morning Bible Study
Connect with other men to root yourself in the story of God. This Bible study will start and end promptly, getting you on your way!
Contact: Bruce | (612)414-3825
Tuesday Night Men's Group
Meet with other men as we journey deeper into the struggle of becoming fully alive in God. This group meets every week to talk through real life situations, worship together, read Scripture, and pray with each other. We'd love for you to join us!
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 by sharing how we serve others around us. We meet weekly in the Window Room between services to hear stories from other Open Door people, pray, and share ideas about missional living. 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.
If you enjoy knitting or crochet, join us as we prayerfully craft these symbols of comfort and blessing. Shawls are prayed over, then given to those in need of a tangible expression of God’s love and care during seasons of loss, transition or celebration. Help is available for beginners. Patterns are provided; bring three skeins of Lion Brand Homespun yarn and size 11 or 13 knitting needles; or four skeins yarn and size M or N crochet hook. This group meets between services on the second Sunday once per quarter.
Second Sunday, quarterly 10:15-11am
This is a group of people that get together weekly to compete in a volleyball league seasonally.
Contact: Kerry for future league dates.
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 Olson
Second and Fourth Mon, Aug-Oct, 7-9pm
First and Third Mon starting Nov, 7-9pm
Young Adults - Coffee Talk
Hey Young Adults (18 to 30 somethings), you are invited to Coffee Talk! A fun place to connect, build community, learn, and talk about life. We'll meet during the 9am service and then go to church together at the 11am service. We’d absolutely love for you to join us! Contact: Kati | ext 1204
Sundays 9am (No mtg first Sunday of the month )
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.
God, Nature and Science
Interested in learning about nature, creation and the beautiful world we live in? Join us once a month to watch videos, discuss questions and journey together as we become more fully alive in God. Contact: Dennis
Connect with others in a home setting at locations throughout the metro. There’s a group for everyone, whether you want to explore the most recent sermon together, study God’s Word, talk about marriage issues, build relationships with others your age or not your age, or just grow deeper in Christ as you connect with other attenders. If you don't see a group that fits what you're looking for, or if you'd like to start a group, let us know. Contact: Kati | ext 1204
Connect with other families at Open Door through the good ole' combo of food, yard games, and other kid-friendly activites. We meet at Central Park in Maple Grove.
For: Families with young kids
Once a month, 5-7pm
Contact: John & Lisa
Minnetonka / Wayzata
This group focuses on connecting with God and each other in the context of our shared life at Open Door. A typical meeting includes: personal stories, discussion of the weekend's message, prayer requests, and simple food/fellowship.
For: Adults (20+)
Every other Mon, 7-9 pm
Contact: Jim and Liz