LET's SERVE

The world invites us to live our lives for ourselves, but Jesus invites us to live for something far greater.  He calls us to turn our faces outward and live for the sake of others. We call this Missional Life. There are many ways to serve at Open Door and beyond.



SERVE INSIDE OUR DOORS: CHURCH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 


SERVE OUTSIDE OUR DOORS: OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY


Supported Mission Partners (link)

Missional Living Resources (link)

Follow Missional Life on Social Media!



Serve INSIDE OUR DOORS

Volunteering your time at church is a great way to connect with others in the community, build relationships and find your place here.
Check out the many ways you can be a part of Open Door:  Serving Opportunities at Open Door (Updated October 2019)

Next Generation KIDS volunteers

Join us on Sunday mornings and share God’s Big Story with our kids, infant through 5th grade. You’ll have the opportunity to lead them in Bible stories, activities, and best of all, share the love of Jesus with and impact them for a lifetime! Training is provided. Contact: kids@thedoor.org


Here are a few opportunities…

  • Small Group Leader - build relationships with kids, play and share God’s Big Story
  • Storyteller - creatively share God’s Big Story to a large group of kids
  • One-on-One Buddy - help a child feel safe and confident in Sunday classes
  • Tech Assistant - press buttons, connect cords, run sound system and smile on Sundays


Apply for volunteer roles: 

Next Kids Volunteer Application

NEXT GENERATION YOUTH Volunteers

Join us on Wednesday nights and co-lead a small group or “team” of middle or high schoolers. You’ll have the opportunity to love, care and invest in them as they seek to learn more about God, themselves and others. Your investment will impact them for a lifetime! Training is provided. Contact: Amanda at asvensk@thedoor.org


Here are a few opportunities… 

  • Team Leader - lead a small group of teens on Wednesday nights
  • Parent Lead - lead parent volunteers on Wednesday nights
  • Service Night Site Director - facilitate a service site for teens on the first Wednesday of the month
    (Nov-May)
  • Service Night Driver - drive a group of teens to service sites on the first Wednesday of the month (Nov-May)

Apply for Wednesday night roles:

Next Youth Coach Application

Next Youth Team Leader Application


Apply for Next Youth Service Nights:
Site Directors Application & Drivers Application

GATHERING PLACE Update Crew

A team of volunteers has been planning and dreaming of ideas for updates to the Gathering Place (GP) to help it feel more welcoming and comfortable. We’re looking for additional volunteers to cut / sand / stain wood, build farmhouse tables, paint and wall-mount large and small elements of wall art and signage, and other projects for skilled craftsmen and experienced DIYers. We’d love to hear from you if you have resources, connections, and / or other skills you feel might be helpful. Join the GP Update Crew and help make these ideas a reality! #ODGPUpdate


Contact: Dre

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Sunday Morning Welcome Team Volunteers

Do you have the gift of hospitality and help others feel welcome wherever you are? This may be a great fit for you!
Serving schedules are typically once a month (or as often as you like)! 

  • Coffee Crew: Make and serve coffee, set up, and clean-up at the Open Door Coffee Cart in the Gathering Place. 
  • Greeters: Welcome regular attenders and guests to our worship services with a warm greeting. 
  • Ushers: hand out bulletins, seat people, and receive offering within the worship service. 
  • Welcome Kiosk: Help people connect with the ministries and activities of Open Door by providing information and helping with online registrations. This is the hub of Sunday mornings! 
  • Welcome Team: Roam around the Gathering Place and meet new people, or help them get connected by being part of a team that follows up with new people. 

Contacts: Taylor | ext 1903 or Deb | ext 1906



SERVE Outside Our Doors

Learning to live our lives for the sake of others is a big part of becoming fully alive in God.  We are called to live our lives missionally wherever God leads us - in our families, our neighborhoods, or around the world.


Take a look at some of the organizations where the people of Open Door volunteer: For the Sake of Others Booklet (PDF)


(Contact: Rose | ext 1600 if you attend Open Door and would like to have your organization included in this booklet.)

Feed My Starving Children


Feed My Starving Children is a nation-wide organization that creates volunteer hand-packed meal packs of soy, rice, and dried vegetables, and ships them to partners who reach the neediest children around the world. A group from Open Door gathers to pack meals together on the second Saturday of each month. You can join us one time or as many as you like. You can also shop at their marketplace where you can buy gifts from around the world. Your support helps restore dignity while providing meals for hungry families. Children must be age five and older to participate. 


Contact: Rose | (763) 498-4001

Meeting: Second Saturdays, 9-10:30 AM

Location: Coon Rapids

Sign up for individual dates below. Register each adult separately.

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Short Term Mission Trips

Short term mission trips in the US and abroad are planned as needs arise. We are currently partnering with ministries in the USA, Haiti, Liberia, Slovakia, and Guatemala. If you are interested in participating in a trip, want to donate, or want to be added to a list for an upcoming trip, contact: Rose | ext 1600. Sign up for the Missional Life Email to get information about events and ways to serve others. 


  • Liberia

    This 10-12 day trip is the third in our long-term relationship with our Liberian partners at Mission of Hope for the Disabled (MHD). Disability Motivational Network, Inverted Arts and Open Door are partnering with MHD to bring to life the dreams they have for their community. The heart behind the trip will be to continue building relationships through being present, loving, listening, seeing, learning, discerning, praying, and asking good questions. 


    Contact: Rose

    Trips Dates: Feb 20 - Mar 2

    Donations and Payments: Form


    Please pray for the team (Mark, Larry, Britt, Bret, Lisa, Anna and Paul). Thank you!

  • Guatemala

    Open Door is joining Food for the Hungry in Guatemala to support a community called Caserio Lopez. Open Door has an opportunity to partner with this community through prayer, joining one of the annual trips, or through child sponsorships. Because the children supported are from this community, there is the possibility of meeting them in person on this mission trip. 


    Contact: Rose

    Trip Dates: June 20-27th, 2020

    Donations and Payments: Form


    Would you like to sponsor a child? Form

  • Slovakia

    We are joining Good Sports for their summer baseball and sports camp in Slovakia. Youth come to play sports and games, sing songs, hear testimonies and experience the love of God through you. Contact: Rose


    Find out more information about Good Sports and what they are doing in Slovakia here.

    Trip Dates: July 1-14, 2020

    Cost: Airfare plus $600

    Slovakia Trip Application

    Donations and Payments: Form

Hearts in Action

This men’s group desires to help our church and local community by serving single mothers, widows, and those with special needs through various home projects such as basic repairs, electrical, plumbing, yard work, etc. They begin the day by meeting for breakfast to get your assigned job, then head out in groups to various work sites. Men of all ages welcome - bring your sons and grandsons!


Contact: Del | (952) 412-7333

Meeting: Third Saturday of every month, 7am

Location: Original Pancake House, Maple Grove for breakfast and then head to various work sites


Need help? 

If you know of a single mom, widow, or special needs neighbor or friend that needs help with a home repair project, let us know. Contact: Maureen | (763) 522-2501

Missional Living Resources

MISSIONAL LIVING

Expand your heart and mind in Jesus for the sake of others, to grow and educate yourself on God’s grieving and restorative heart for His world and children. Be led forward in seeking justice, loving mercy and walking humbly with God by reading and experiencing stories through these rich resources.

Missional Living Resources (PDF)


MISSIONAL LIFE EMAIL

Keep in touch with us! Sign up to receive a weekly email about special guests, upcoming events, and opportunities that broaden our understanding of God's heart. And, join us at The Gathering@9 to hear stories of how Open Door people are growing in their spiritual life and serving the people around them. 

Missional Life Email Sign-Up


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

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Supported PARTNERS

Open Door relies on many ministry partnerships to connect us to people and places that may seem worlds away. We support people and organizations who align with our mission and values, and who are partnering with the work God is doing in the world.  

If you have questions or would like to be a supported partner contact: Rose | ext 1600.


To apply to be supported by Open Door, a ministry must meet one of these criteria:

  • Open Door Member(s) raising full time support for vocational ministry. 
  • A ministry/organization led by an Open Door member.
  • A local or global partner in an ongoing relationship with Open Door.
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