Upcoming Next Generation Events

Join us for these events for kids, youth, parents, or the whole family.

Give to the max

GiveMN 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 16. 

November 1 - 15, 2018

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

You Are Welcome Here

Come as you are. Brokenness is welcome here. No matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been, this is a place of grace. There’s no need to hide. When life gets messy (and it will), we don’t fake it around here. We believe God meets us in our real lives, not the lives we wished we had. We embrace the struggle of becoming fully alive in God because we know the only way out is through. Life in God is a mystery and its questions don’t have tidy black and white answers. Together, we seek Jesus’ third way of grace and truth.

Come. Engage with us in the struggle of becoming fully alive in God.

Discover Groups

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. 

RightNow Media is essentially the 'Netflix' of video Bible studies. It includes thousands of great videos for kids, youth, parents, adult singles, married couples and more, readily viewed on any digital device.

Access to RightNow Media is a FREE gift for all Church of the Open Door attenders.

Sign up for a free subscription here.

RightNow Media (PDF)



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. 

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 - Apr 1, 2018

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


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

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

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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

Contact Us Form

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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

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. 

Share your needs Nov 19 - Dec 3

Respond to needs Dec 3 - 10

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

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. 

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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).   

Sentinel Emails

Receive weekly emails that let you know how to pray for Open Door’s weekend services. Our sentinels pray for the weekend teams, the speaker, the message, and for the Spirit’s impact as we encounter God through worship and the Word.

And now in this season of searching for a Lead Pastor, we invite you to also be in prayer for the search process and all of those involved. 

Sign up.