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. 



SERVING LOCALLY          SERVING GLOBALLY          MISSIONAL LIVING RESOURCES

LOOKING FOR A WAY TO GET PLUGGED IN NEARBY?

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

  • WALKING with compassion outreach

    Each week Settled partners with Walking With A Purpose MN to do weaving (outreach) to homeless camps around St. Paul. They call it "weaving" because 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 | rlarson@thedoor.org

    When: Tuesdays, 5-8pm

    Location: St. Paul


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    Want to help but can't do Tuesday outreach? 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*  | walkingwithapurposemn@gmail.com 

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

    Location: Woodland Hills Church


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    *Todd is the founder of Walking With A Purpose MN




  • FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

    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 | KimlaAbeler@gmail.com

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

    Location: Feed My Starving Children, Coon Rapids

    See Events page for next opportunity


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  • LOCAL FOOD SHELVES

    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 | tjohnson@thedoor.org. 


  • Guatemala missions trip  

    MARCH  2023

    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 checking on how the new small water filtration systems are working that have been distributed throughout the community. An added bonus: we will have an opportunity to meet children sponsored by the Open Door family!


    Contact: Rose Larson | rlarson@thedoor.org

    When: Saturday, March 18 – Saturday, March 25

    Cost: Approx. $1,800-$2,000

    Ages: 16+ (unless with parent/guardian)

    Apply by January 8


    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 trip projects, team member scholarships and a gift to Caseria Lopez).

    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)



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 Larson | rlarson@thedoor.org