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.

  • MINNEsota excellence learning ACADEMY

    Right here in our building, we share space with Minnesota Excellence in Learning Academy (MELA). The MELA teachers have made a wish list of school supplies for their students, and we get the joy of loving and supporting them by donating to fulfill those needs. Drop your donations at the Missional Life corner in the Gathering Place from August 22-September 12. 

     

    The staff, children, and families of MELA are more than just a tenant who leases the lower level of our building; they are part of our church FAMILY!

     

    Contact: Rose Larson| rlarson@thedoor.org

    When: August 22-September 12

    Location: Supplies can be dropped off at the Missional Life corner in the Gathering Place

    Supply Drive Teach Wish List

    Monetary Donations

  • emerge mother's academy

    One of our ministry partners, Emerge Mother's Academy works with many single mothers who live in the areas most affected by the events in the metro. They are putting together Bags of Help for these women that include food and hygiene items. 


    You can find more info about the bags and sign up to donate a bag here. They are also posting needs on their FaceBook page. For more info about Emerge and to find others ways to help, check out their website.

  • 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

  • Inverted arts

    One of our ministry partners, Inverted Arts (IA) in Minneapolis is collecting the following donations for the IA families who are deeply impacted by the happenings over the last year:

    • Non-perishable foods
    • Hygiene items (paper towels, toilet paper, disinfectant wipes)
    • Cleaning supplies

    For information on where to drop off donations you can email Mark Collier at mark.collier@invertedarts.org


    Find out more about them on their website or FaceBook page.

  • 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



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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