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!

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Studies: Biblical Foundations, Ministry Foundations, Book studies

Mid-size Groups: Women, 2nd-Halfers, Young Adults

Small GroupsHome Groups, Common Interest Groups, Support Groups

Mid-Sized Groups

Community and spiritual growth happens in a larger context of people who find themselves on a familiar road, or who share a similar season of life. Social and fun, bringing God and our relationship with Him to the forefront, and seeing each other along the way. 

The Women's Collective

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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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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 Maple Grove Town Green Event - Aug 12, 7pm

2nd Halfers Lunch - Nov 10, 11:30am-1pm

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. 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

Bonfire Pit Restoration (link)  Sat, Aug 10, 3-10pm

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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 run Sept 22-Nov 24 (10 weeks). Registration opens in September.  

Contact: Kati

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 and Lisa

Common Interest Groups

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

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

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