WELCOME TO NEXT Generation

At Open Door, we love our kids and students! We believe God has given them unique callings and gifts, and that they too can hear from God and experience the power of the Holy Spirit. All the way from birth through graduation, our staff and committed volunteers walk alongside kids, students, giving them a place to explore and deepen their faith. We support parents as the primary influencers in their childs’ faith journey.

 

Our goals in Next Generation are: 

  • To provide a safe, welcoming and fun place for kids and students to encounter God and build community
  • To teach kids and students that they have a part to play in God’s Big Story
  • To help kids and students develop and transform in relationship with Jesus Christ
  • To help kids and students see and respond to the needs in the world around them for the sake of others
  • To call out the life of God and develop leadership in our kids and students

next kids (birth-5th grade)

Next Kids is back! Sunday programming is available at both services. Spots are limited. Register your kids here for Next Gen programming and then each Sunday when you RSVP for a service, let us know your kids are joining us in Next Kids. 


Here are a few of the ways we are keeping our space safe and welcoming for our kids, families and volunteers: 

  • Masks or face covering of choice required for ages 5+ (unless there is a medical exemption). Please observe social distancing in the building.
  • Checking in will take place upstairs to help eliminate hallway congestion in the lower level.
  • Classroom capacities are adjusted to CDC recommendations and set up to accommodate social distancing.
  • Hard surfaces and high touch areas will be sanitized between services.
  • Different sets of toys will be used for each service

You can see all of our plans and procedures here.


Not ready to come back in person? Our Next Kids team sends out a weekly Sunday Next Kids @ Home resource that includes a lesson and activity to do at home. Reach out to kids@thedoor.org to be added to the email list.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Right now, we are assembling our amazing team of volunteers to serve with us at both the 9am and 11am service. If you’d be willing to serve with us on the Dream Team apply here.

 

Have a question about volunteering? Email Annika (ajohnson@thedoor.org)!



REGISTER FOR NEXT KIDS: Register your kids HERE.

next youth (6th-12 grade)

On Wednesday nights throughout the school year, students 6-12th grade students are placed in teams with peers and committed volunteer team leaders. Students have the opportunity to build community, grow and transform in their faith, serve others and have a lot of fun in the process. Throughout the year we also hold events, activities and retreats that students can participate in as well. This year, due to COVID, we will be alternating onsite and offsite meetings for Middle School and High School to provide safe and intentional environments for them.

 

Email youth@thedoor.org for more information or to receive the schedule. 

 

Register for Wednesday Next Youth  

parent resources

Parents, you are not alone! We provide opportunities for parents to connect with other parents to be encouraged and equipped to raise their children as followers of Christ. There is so much out there telling you how to raise (or not raise) your children. We have recommended resources to help you in your parenting experience. We also have online and take-home resources for our Next Kids Sunday curriculum. Contact: Amanda | ext 1703


Visit some of our parenting groups on Facebook. 

circlefacebook  Open Door Moms Facebook Group

circlefacebook  Next Generation Parenting Group

UPCOMING EVENTS

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...