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.

Living a missional life includes expanding your heart and mind in Jesus for the sake of others, and growing and educating yourself on God’s grieving and restorative heart for His world and children. 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. 



The following opportunities are all located within the Twin Cities metro area.

  • HOSpitality microgrants

    We are offering $100 microgrants our Open Door family can use to bring God's love to the world through building relationships, fostering community, and getting to know neighbors through community service projects, social gatherings, cross cultural events, and more. Hospitality and generosity are qualities of Jesus that we desire to be continually growing. Some examples of what you could do to love your neighbors may include: have a BBQ, hand out free popsicles, host a National Night Out on your block, bring donuts to your work, or any other creative ways to love that you come up with – the opportunities are endless! As God prompts you to put action to your vision, apply for a Hospitality Microgrant.



    Contact: Dawn Wood |

    When: May 21 - November 1

    Apply by Sunday, October 22

    Apply Here

  • WALKING with compassion outreach


    Each week Settled (partnering with Walking With A Purpose MN) does outreach (weaving) to homeless camps around St. Paul. They call it "weaving" because through outreach we have our lives and stories interwoven with brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness. During outreach (weaving) you will make new friends, hear stories, learn about the homeless population, give a drink and share survival materials with those living on the streets.

    Contact: Rose Larson |

    When: Tuesdays, 5-8pm

    Location: St. Paul

    Outreach Sign Up


    We're going to be building another tiny home at Open Door! Join the building team for one day or on and ongoing basis.

    We helped build a home for the first sacred settlement in the Twin Cities (where our own Rose Larson lives!) and now we're praying for more sacred settlements for people who have been homeless. In those settlements they will experience family, hope and restoration.

    Contact: Rose Larson |

    When: beginning later this summer

    Location: Open Door

    LEARN MORE about Settled >>>

    DONATE to Settled >>>


    Another way to serve our neighbors who are homeless by helping sort donations in their warehouse (located at Woodland Hills Church) to get ready for Tuesday outreach. You can also serve by donating clothes, food and/or supplies to Walking with a Purpose (see a list of most needed items here).  

    Contact: Todd Feske*  | 

    When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, anytime between 12-4pm  

    Location: Woodland Hills Church

    Donation Sorting Sign Up

    Learn more about Walking With A Purpose >>>

    *Todd is the founder of Walking With A Purpose MN


    Have fun with family and friends by packing meals together at Feed My Starving Children (Coon Rapids location). Turn hunger into hope with your own two hands by packing nutritious meals for hungry children around the world. Through volunteering at FMSC, you’ll get the chance to impact hundreds of kids and experience what it’s like to make a tangible difference today.

    Contact: Kimla Abeler |

    Dates: Monthly (typically the 2nd Saturday), 9-11am

    Location: Feed My Starving Children, Coon Rapids

    See Events page for next opportunity

    Learn more about Feed My Starving Children >>>


    Help our neighbors who are struggling by donating food and supplies to our local food shelves or volunteering to serve these neighbors as they come in to shop. 

    CEAP in Brooklyn Park

    CROSS SERVICES in Rogers

    PRISM in Golden Valley

We closely partner with a few organizations working to address the needs that people face locally and globally. We look to these partners, who have already been working in communities, to tell us what needs and service would help.

Short Term Mission Trips

Want to step out of your comfort zone and serve internationally? We have a few opportunities for you to do that!

Short term mission trips in the US and abroad are planned as needs arise. 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: Tom Johnson | 

  • Slovakia MISSIONS TRIP  

    June/july  2023

    Open Door is joining GoodSports for their summer baseball / sports / English camp in Slovakia. It’s a place where we get to be Jesus with skin on for the youth who come to enjoy a variety of sports, crazy camp games, campfires and conversational English.


    Devotional time in the morning is enhanced with music and faith stories at evening chapel. Demonstrating God's love through interaction with campers can be life-changing for young people who often come from families that have rejected the church as a meaningful experience. It's a challenging and exhilarating time in a beautiful part of Slovakia. 

    Contact: Tom Johnson |

    When: Wednesday, June 28 - Monday, July 10

    Location: Bratislava and Prievidza, Slovakia

    Cost: $900 plus the cost of round trip airfare to Vienna, Austria

    Apply by Monday, May 1

    Want to sponsor someone going on the trip? Use the link below to donate to a specific team member or to the general trip fund (used for things like sports equipment, games/crafts for English classes and scholarships for kids who need financial assistance).

    Donate to the trip

Missional Living Resources

We have put together a few resources to help us live a more missional lifestyle. 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)


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.  

Missional Life Email Sign-Up


Our Facebook group includes additional conversations about how we live our lives for the sake of others as well as opportunities to practice. If you're not on Facebook, but still want to know about upcoming events, ask to be added to the Missional Life email list. Join the Missional Life Facebook group.

Be sure to check the Events page for special missional related events. 

Contact: Rose Larson |