ALPHA

Alpha is a space to explore life's big questions, to say what you think and hear other people's points of view. It's an environment of hospitality where people can bring friends, family and colleagues for a conversation about faith, life and God. It's a place to connect with other people who are open to exploring life, faith and meaning. Each session includes a time to connect with others over a meal, hear a short talk on an element of the Christian faith and a space for those present to share their thoughts / questions with the group. Ready to begin the journey?


Contact: Tom Johnson | tjohnson@thedoor.org

When: Tuesdays, April 19 - June 7, 6-7pm meal together, 7-8:30pm group time

Location: Schuler Shoes, Maple Grove

Register by Monday, April 18


REGISTER HERE

WELCOME HOMELESS

Join others as we read through the book Welcome Homeless - a compilation of personal stories of people who have been homeless - and a discussion on how to love our neighbors as ourselves. Alan Graham, author of Welcome Homeless, shares in a raw, humorous, and honest voice the stories of those who have been homeless, and the stories of those whose worldviews have been shifted by the homeless. As we read this incredible book, we will have our hearts and minds expanded for people who have encountered a great amount of trauma, and will be invited to see and respond to homelessness in a new way. 



Contact: Rose Larson | rlarson@thedoor.org

When: Wednesdays, April 20 - May 25, 7-8:15pm

Location: Open Door Green Room

Register by Tuesday, April 19


REGISTER HERE



WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

In a world that preaches a "try harder" gospel - just keep going, keep hustling, keep pretending you're fine - we're left exhausted, overwhelmed, and numb to our lives. If we're honest, we've been over functioning for so long, we can't even imagine another way. How else will things get done? How else will we survive? But...it doesn't have to be this way!


Audi Kolber (author of Try Softer) believes that we don't have to white-knuckle our way through life. Through this six-session study, we'll see how God specifically designed our bodies and minds to work together to process our stories and work through obstacles. Trying softer is sacred work. And while it won't be perfect or easy, it will be worth it because this is what we were made for: a living, breathing, moving, feeling, connected, beautifully incarnational life. Who doesn't want that?


Please indicate which group (Wednesday PM or Thursday AM) at registration. Kids programming is available for Thursday AM.



Contact: Kati Beasley | kbeasley@thedoor.org

When: Wednesdays, April 20 - May 25, 7-8:30pm OR Thursdays April 21 - May 26, 10-11:30am

Location: Open Door  

Register by Tuesday, April 12


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DAILY DOSE OF BIBLE: NEW TESTAMENT

Have you ever wanted to read and better understand the New Testament? Have you ever wanted someone to quickly explain what you just read? Look no further! Join Ronn Johnson and others in reading through the New Testament. Together we will seek to understand the story God is telling as he moves our broken world toward peace and restoration.


Daily Dose of the Bible is fully virtual and begins Monday, April 25. Materials are emailed directly to your inbox and include a monthly reading schedule along with short daily explanatory videos from Ronn. Mark your calendars for an optional monthly Zoom call on the last Monday of every month, 7-8pm. 



Contact: Ronn Johnson | 
ronnjohnson7@gmail.com

When: Weekdays, April 25 - October 24

Register by Wednesday, April 20


REGISTER HERE



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EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY (Men's Group)

Peter Scazzero (author of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality) learned the hard way: you can't be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Even though he was the pastor of a growing church, he did what most people do - avoid conflict in the name of Christianity; ignore his anger, sadness and fear; use God to run from God; and live without boundaries.


God wants us to be emotionally healthy, as well as spiritually mature men. We are made to be whole and holy. In this nine-session course, we will explore how to find healing from the messages of our past, enlarge our souls through grief and loss, biblically integrate our emotions and find rhythms of being with Jesus every day.


This men's group meets on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays of each month beginning March 3.



Contact: Kati Beasley | kbeasley@thedoor.org

When: 1st, 3rd & 5th Thursdays, March 3 - June 16, 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Open Door

Register by Tuesday, February 22



REGISTER HERE

REST FOR THE MIND & BODY

Have you ever wanted to rest and slow down but your mind and body won't let you? Start your week with Immanuel, God with us, through this very easy and peaceful experience. We'll pop on Zoom for a short, guided prayer practice to engage the mind and body in learning to rest. We will allow the Holy Spirit to enliven our imaginations through Lectio Divina using that week's Mark passage.

 


Contact: Rose Larson | rlarson@thedoor.org

When: Mondays, March 7 - April 11, 8-8:30am

Location: Zoom

Register by Sunday, March 6

REGISTER HERE



EXPERIENCING IMMANUEL

Do you long to experience more "God with you" in your everyday life? Whether you're longing for companionship, help handling stress, healing of past pains, or simply learning how to be in God's Presence, this experience will help you process and increase capacity to experience more of Jesus in your everyday life. We will learn practices that cut down mental static, help process stress and increase our awareness of Immanuel, "God with us". 

 


Contact: Lisa Nygard | lisa.thirsty@gmail.com

When: Tuesdays, March 8 - April 12, 67-8:15pm

Location: Zoom

Register by Monday, March 7


REGISTER HERE



PRAY TOGETHER

There is something beautiful and powerful that happens when God's people band together in prayer. Pray Together is a time of active prayer in community. We'll have a short centering practice at the start of the time and then hear what each person is sensing from God and their specific prayer requests. We'll take time to pray together around those things and the weekly care / prayer update from our church family.



Contact: Rose Larson | rlarson@thedoor.org

When: Wednesdays, March 9 - April 13, 7-8pm

Location: Open Door Green Room (Zoom option available)

Register by Tuesday, March 8


REGISTER HERE



WHAT'S THE STORY WITH THEOLOGY? SESSION 3

The study of theology has been defined as "the study of things divine." Join in the fun of immersing ourselves in the story and study of God surrounded by friends who want to learn together? What's the Story with Theology is a three-part, 15-week experience that will take a deep dive into the various topics related to our Christian faith while using the Bible as our source of truth. This study is facilitated by Dr. Ronn Johnson.


This is the third session of the three-part experience. Participants will get the most out of the study by signing up for all three sessions - but it's not required. 

  • Session 1: October 6 - November 10 (no class Oct 20)
  • Session 2: January 25 - March 1
  • Session 3: March 22 - April 19


Contact: Kati Beasley | kbeasley@thedoor.org

When: Tuesdays, see dates above, 7-8:30pm

Location: Open Door

Register by Tuesday, March 15

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MEN'S MORNING BIBLE STUDY

If you are looking to grow in your relationship with God alongside a group of guys trying to do the same, this space is for you! Join with other men Wednesday mornings to study God's Word and be encouraged through community and connection. Walk-ins welcome.


Contact: Bruce Kuehl | bruceckuehl@gmail.com

When: Wednesdays, 6:45 - 7:45am

Location: Open Door Rooms 104 & 112



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