Minnesota Foodshare

Minnesota FoodShare engages Minnesota churches to donate food, increase awareness on food insecurity and advocate for food programs. Right here in our own community, children and adults are going hungry. Food insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. 

Throughout the month of March, please bring non-perishable food items to the shelves on the chalkboard wall. Open Door will donate these items to Cross Services and CEAP. Top needs include: flour, cooking oil, sugar, canned fruit, dry rice, and beans. #MarchAgainstHunger

Mar 1 - 31, 2019


This season is a time to walk with Jesus towards His death on a cross. We begin the Lenten journey on Ash Wednesday by repenting and remembering our need for God’s saving grace. For the next six weeks, we prepare our hearts with prayer and fasting, repentance, and Scripture meditation. On Good Friday, we stand vigil at the foot of the cross. Our journey ends on Holy Saturday as we watch and wait for Christ’s resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday.

We invite you to join us as we intersect our stories with the bigger story of Jesus, and to prepare our hearts for Christ’s death and resurrection. 

Good Friday Service

Fri, Mar 30, 7pm

Easter Services

Sun, Apr 1, 9am & 11am

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Open Door is joining Food for the Hungry in Guatemala, and they have identified and prepared a village for our church to serve. We will partner in the development phase of this village for 8 years. The first trip will be a team of experienced adult leaders. For more information contact Rose | ext 1600

Dates TBD


Our seven person team has returned home, and experienced deep community as they began building relationships with the people at Mission of Hope for the Disabled. Thank you for all your prayers and support! This was a four-organization partnership between Mission of Hope, Open Door, Disability Motivational Network (founders Prince and Agnes Cole) and Inverted Arts (founder Mark Collier).   

Hurricane Harvey Response

Open Door is partnering again with ReachGlobal Crisis Response to send another team to respond to the rebuilding needs after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. This is the third trip to serve the families and homeowners of Rockport, Aransas Pass, and Port Aransas, TX. This team will be led by Del Sipma (Hearts in Action.) The team will stay at Bayshore Bible Church in Corpus Christi, TX. For a glimpse of past trips, check out this photo gallery. Contact: Rose | ext 1600 or Julia | ext 1902 or stop at the Welcome Kiosk if you have questions.

Please pray for the 6 men that make up this team.  

Trip dates: Nov 4-9 plus travel time

Donations will go toward mission trip costs and building supplies and tools needed directly in Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey. 

Advent & Christmas Reflections

Walk together with us through Advent and Christmastide with these reflections following the sermon each week. #TransformationTuesdays

From Dec 23 & 24 message by
Anne-Marie Finsaas, Pastor of Formational Life

"God came to earth two thousand years ago as a baby born in a manger in a tumble-down stable. And God comes to us now. He moves into our neighborhoods––our shabby, run-down, paint-peeling, cracks-in-the-sidewalk––neighborhoods. He comes to us and moves into our messy, complicated lives. The ones with mortgages to pay, and homework to do, and family relationships to patch up, and world news that scares us. Into these lives––not the frilly, fancy lives we wished we had, but our very real lives––Jesus is born."

Reflecting Inward: Where, in your real life today, do you need God to come? Jesus can be born in the most unlikely places. Can you believe God is moving into that very unlikely place in your life?

• Reaching Outward: When God comes, everything changes. How will you live out the good news of Christ’s birth in your life today? How will you offer the good news of God coming to your world?

Community Blessing

During the Christmas season an atmosphere of blessing is created as needs among the Open Door community are shared and responded to in turn. Think of how you may need support this Christmas season. This might include groceries, meals, rides, help decorating, purchasing of gifts, household preparations, repairs, help wrapping and mailing items, etc. Contact: Rose | ext 1600

Visit the Community Blessing wall in the Gathering Place to respond to the needs that were submitted.

Respond to needs Dec 2 - 16

*Note: We will also be supporting the needs of our Ministry Partners from Dec 3-10 at the Community Blessing wall. 

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Find A Group

Home Groups

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

Maple Grove Home Group

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 Home Group

This group embraces the struggle to become fully alive in God by  connecting with each other in the of our shared life at Open Door. Through personal stories, discussion of the recent sermon messages, and periodic service projects, this group provides a place to know and be known. 

For: Adults (20+)

Every other Mon, 7-9 pm

Contact: Jim and Liz

Give to the max

GiveMN.org links donors with organizations that are working to make Minnesota a better place. Your tax-deductible gift to Church of the Open Door supports the work of God's kingdom here and beyond. Please help us reach our financial goals when you donate now through Nov 15. 

Thank you!

November 1 - 15, 2018

Half-day Retreats

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

Open Door 101

This class is designed to clearly explain who we are and what we care about as a church. By exploring our mission, vision, values and core beliefs, we focus on who God is and what He desires for us through our relationships with God and others. Members lead table discussions and are available to help you identify ways to help you take your next steps in our community. Contact: Julia | ext 1902

Open Door 101 is a prerequisite to membership.

Sun, Oct 7 - 28, 9-10:15am

Register by Sept 30


We celebrate the good news of Christ’s rising from the dead on Easter Sunday. By His death and resurrection, Jesus overcame sin and death and we can confidently hope in the restoration of all things! 

Join us as we proclaim He is risen and celebrate Eastertide for the next fifty days until the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. 

Easter Sunday

Welcome! Celebrate with us the Risen Christ! Meet authentic people who want to meet you, and get to know you! See our home page for the Scripture readings for this Sunday. We will celebrate together the resurrection of Jesus! 

Between services, we'll have donuts and coffee, and stop by the Welcome Kiosk for a free gift subscription to RightNow Media, the Netflix of Bible studies!

Easter Sunday

Apr 1, 9am and 11am

Join Us

Join us for this moving and experiential service as we enter into the last seven words spoken by Christ on the night of His crucifixion. 

Good Friday, Mar 30, 7pm

Call Me

Do you have a special skill or talent that you'd like the church to know about? Are you interested in helping the church with special projects? Maybe you have woodworking or metal skills, or can design a chalkboard wall. Maybe you play piano and would be available for funerals or weddings. Maybe you are a photographer or want to help feed our volunteers a meal on Wednesday nights. 

We'll add your specialty to a list and check-in with you as needed. Let us know you'd like to be on the "Call me" list. 

Contact: callme@thedoor.org

BE the Church
and 2017 Gift Guide

Be the Church
Since Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, instead of Sunday morning services, join us at 3pm & 5pm for a Christmas Eve candlelight service. That morning we encourage our church family to “be the church” to those around us. Find time that morning to serve your neighbors and ministry partners. A list of ideas is available below.

Sun, Dec 24

Be The Church ideas

Open Door Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Christmas shopping is in full swing and we are excited to introduce the 2017 Open Door Gift Guide! Make your money and gifts go the distance by shopping at one or all of these companies whose whole purpose is to give back!

Open Door Gift Guide 2017

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One significant way of being part of the Open Door community is through officially joining us in

the struggle of becoming fully alive in God. 

If you have been personally impacted by Open Door, if you believe in this place, 

and if you desire to make this your church home, then we want to know you!

Open Door members agree to:

  1. Desire to follow Jesus in every area of their life, intentionally investing in their relationships with God, others and Open Door.
  2. Seek transformation in their life by attending the weekend services and engaging with the message, Connecting with others at Open Door, and through sacrificial giving.
  3. Affirm the mission and values of Open Door. 
  4. Step forward to say, “Yes! You can count on me to carry this place in my heart."

To begin the process, first attend Open Door 101. At the end of the class, you’ll have an opportunity to become a member. Contact: Julia | ext 1902

Church History

Church of the Open Door  is a non-denominational Christian church, with a former affiliation with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Since 2002, the church has been located in Maple Grove, MN.
In 1980, we began to be led by the teaching of Pastor David Johnson in our small church in Crystal, MN, then met in high school gymnasiums and auditoriums until coming to Maple Grove.