serving LOCALLY & GLObally

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. 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.

  • FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

    Lack of access to healthy food is always a problem but more so during a pandemic. You can help, and at the same time have fun with family and friends by packing meals together at Feed My Starving Children at the Coon Rapids Location. Serve in groups of 10 or less and see how God is at work around the world through His people. Help restore dignity while providing nutritious meals for families. Shop in their marketplace and buy handcrafted goods that support small businesses around the world.


    Contact: Kimla

    Dates: Monthly

    See Events page for next opportunity

  • LOCAL FOOD SHELVES

    Help our neighbors who are struggling during this season 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

Short Term Mission Trips

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 | tjohnson@thedoor.org. Sign up for the Missional Life Email to get information about events and ways to serve others.


  • Slovakia missions trip : summer 2022

    Open Door is joining GoodSports for the summer baseball/sports/English camp in Slovakia. Youth come to enjoy sports, games, campfires, and experience the love of God. This year displaced youth from Ukraine will be part of the camp. We're grateful for a chance to serve young people and families dealing with the trauma of the war, providing a sense of "normalcy" for a brief time. Each team member is responsible for the purchase of their own airfare.


    Contact: Tom Johnson | tjohnson@thedoor.org

    When: Wednesday, June 29 – Monday, July 11

    Cost: $900 and the cost of airfare

    Ages: 16+ (unless with parents)

    Apply by May 15

    Apply Here


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

  • Guatemala missions trip : fall 2022

    Open Door is joining Food for the Hungry in Guatemala to support a community called Caserio Lopez. While there we will be running a vacation Bible school for community children and introducing small water filtration systems to homeowners, teaching them how to use and maintain them. An added bonus: we will have an opportunity to meet children sponsored by the Open Door family!


    Contact: Tom Johnson | tjohnson@thedoor.org

    When: Saturday, October 15 – Sunday, October 23

    Cost: Approx. $1,600-$1,800

    Ages: 16+ (unless with parents)

    Apply by September 1

    Apply Here



Missional Living Resources

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. 


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.  

Missional Life Email Sign-Up




circlefacebook  MISSIONAL LIFE FACEBOOK GROUP

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 | rlarson@thedoor.org



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 Larson | ext 1600 | rlarson@thedoor.org


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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