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|2nd Halfers Lunch (Feb 2020)||
Most of us can describe our Christian values and their importance to our lives, but can we describe our American values and how embedded they are within us? Honestly, we don't give it much thought. Join other 2nd Halfers in the Chapel immediately after the service where we will discuss "Values Americans Live By: Their Impact on Us and our Relationships" - exploring why it matters at this time in our lives. We provide a buffet lunch. Donations to offset food costs will be accepted at the door. Contact: Jeff and Jolene at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun, Feb 9, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Register by Feb 8
|Baptism Application - 2020||
All candidates (kids, youth, and adults) will go through a preparation process for Believer's Baptism. You will be contacted with more information after we receive your application. Please review the attached Open Door's Core Belief on Baptism.
|Biblical Foundations: Winter 2020||
Biblical Foundations is offered over three separate sessions (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Taking the sessions in order is recommended, but not necessary. This nine-month course will work progressively through issues of interpretation, inspiration, translation, canonicity, and ancient cultures, understanding the larger story of Scripture as an unfolding drama; and reading the Bible for transformation in our daily lives.
|Child Dedication Service, May 17, 2020||
Register here to dedicate your child to God’s trustworthy and loving hands and publicly state your intention to raise them in the Christian faith along with family, friends and our faith community.
The dedication ceremony will happen within the 10 am service on Sunday May 17 with a special prayer time to follow. Parents please plan on attending the preparation class for Child Dedication on Sunday May 3rd at 11am following the service.
|DivorceCare Winter 2020||
A supportive thirteen-week group for those dealing with the pain of divorce that offers hope, healing and transformation. Topics include the road to healing, anger, depression, loneliness, new relationships, financial survival, kid care, single sexuality, forgiveness, reconciliation, and moving on. The group includes the Divorce Care workbook. Walk-ins welcome. Contact: Annie-Claude Toll | ext 1300
Tues, Feb 11-May 12
|Emotionally Healthy Relationships||
This powerful 8-week course will equip you with practical tools to really love people in difficult situations and mature into an adult follower of Jesus. Course topics include: Take Your Community Temperature Reading, Stop Mind Reading and Clarify Expectations, Genogram Your Family, Explore the Iceberg, Listen Incarnationally, Climb the Ladder of Integrity, Fight Cleanly and Develop a “Rule of Life” to Implement Your New Learnings. Contact: Kati at email@example.com
|Guatemala Trip June 2020||
Open Door is joining Food for the Hungry in Guatemala to support a community called Caserio Lopez. Community leaders work with FH to learn and develop a plan to partner with God in working their way out of poverty. Open Door has an opportunity to partner with this community through prayer, joining one of the annual trips, or through child sponsorships. Because the children supported are from this community there is the possibility of meeting them in person.
Trip dates: June 20-27th
Apply by Jan 26th
Cost: Approx. $2,000
|Guatemala Trip June 2020- Donations and Payments||
**All donations and payments are non-refundable**
|Hurricane Response Registration & Deposit Jan 2020||
Open Door is partnering again with ReachGlobal Crisis Response to send another team to respond to the rebuilding needs after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. This is the fourth trip to serve the families and homeowners in TX, this time the destination will be in Houston, TX. This team will be led by Lauri and Del Sipma and is for adults 18 and older. Contact: Rose | ext 1600
Trip dates: Jan 26-31, 2020
Apply by Dec 1
Email Rose with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
All donations will go toward mission trip costs and building supplies and tools needed directly in Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey.
|Liberia Trip Feb 2020- Donations and Payments||
**All donations and payments are non-refundable**
|Ministry Foundations: Winter 2020||
We are called to follow in the steps of Jesus who spent three years preparing his first century followers. Ministry Foundations will cover three critical areas we believe are important for ministry in any context. Encountering the Person and work of the Holy Spirit; examining family systems and how they affect how we view ourselves and others; and experiencing the power of healing prayer. Classes are facilitated by Tom Johnson, Rose Larson, and Nancy Ackerman. Contact: Dawn at email@example.com
|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. And, join us at The Gathering@9 to hear stories of how Open Door people are growing in their spiritual life and serving the people around them.
|Next Kids Student Volunteer Application||
Apply here to volunteer in Kids, for students ages 15 and under.
|Next Kids Sunday Morning Registration||
Register your infant through 5th grade child(ren) for Sunday morning programming
|Next Kids Volunteer Application 2019||
Apply here to volunteer in Kids. Once the application is received, a staff member will reach out to you to do a short volunter interview. We are excited to serve God's kids wtih you!
|Next Youth 2020 AWOL||
From July 26 - 31st, students completing 6th grade- finishing 12th grade are invited to leave home, camp with us and serve on our "A Work of Love" mission trip. AWOL is an opportunity for students to serve and love our neighbors at the Dayton Mobile Home Park by leading a Vacation Bible School and fun activities for kids in Dayton, building community and then we go back to our camp site where we connect and have a blast as a trip team as well. We hope your students will prayerfully consider leading and serving this year with us!
|Next Youth 2020 March Middle School Madness||
Students 6-8th grade, join us at church for a fun evening of "madness". We will enjoy food, games, meet new friends and have a whole lot of FUN gathering together and just being Middle Schoolers! Students are welcome to share this and invite friends. Cost will include dinner and all activities for the night!
|Next Youth 2020 Winter Retreat (8th - 12th-grade)||
Students in grades 8-12 are invited to Camp Lebanon for our Winter Retreat. This is a great time to get away from the distractions of life, dive deeper in your faith, make new friends and deepen relationships and have a lot of FUN! Some partial scholarships are available.
Fri, Feb 21, 5pm - Sun, Feb 23, 2pm
|Next Youth 2020 Winter Retreat - Leader Reg||
Team leaders and coaches, register here for the Youth Winter Retreat (Feb 21-23).
|Next Youth Coach Application 2019/20||
Apply here to be a Next Gen Coach.
Coaches work closely with staff members in planning and leading Wednesday night programming which may include planning and leading games, activities, responses and teaching on a rotational basis as decided in a team meeting. Coaches also work to build relationships with Team Leaders, supporting, encouraging and helping them as they lead their teams by maintaining regular contact.
|Next Youth Driver Application 2019/20||
On the first Wednesday of the month, our students and leaders serve at organizations throughout the cities. The role of the driver is to provide transportation for groups of students and leaders to service sites. Once you submit this application you will be contacted about scheduling a short phone interview.
|Next Youth International Mission Trip- 2020||
Next youth will be partnering with Kristin and Joselo Wolford, founders of Ramas Vivas Ministerio, where along with a group of local student and young adult leaders, they minister to children, teens and young adults living in poverty in their city. Their ministry, and Next Gen, have a similar focus of empowering and developing students to lead and do ministry.
Our students and their students will be partnering together to plan and carry out a Vacation Bible School program for children living in the city. They will get to know, encourage and brainstorm with their Student Leaders, go to church in the community and Bible study with their Student Leaders amongst other projects.
For more trip information see the attached PDF document or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Next Youth Registration 2019-2020||
Please provide as much information as you can for the student who will be involved in Wednesday night programs for 6-12th graders. Contact information will be used to keep parents and students as informed as possible regarding programs and student concerns.
|Next Youth Site Director Application 2019/20||
The main role of the site director is to partner with a local service organization to facilitate monthly serving opportunities for participants in the Next Gen Program.
|Next Youth Student Leadership Team Retreat-2019||
Register here for the Next Gen Student Leadership Team Retreat which will be held from 5pm Friday, Nov 1 to Saturday, Nov 2. Register by Oct 25 to reserve your place! Cost of retreat will include meals and lodging. Details will be communicated closer to the trip.
|Next Youth Volunteer Application 2019-20||
Apply here to be a Next Gen Team Leader on Wednesday nights, a Coach who supports team leaders as a mentor to them, or Sunday youth class volunteer.
Team leaders will meet with a team of students throughout the school year. You will check in about life, talk about what we are learning as a community, invite them into deeper relationship with God and each other, and support the relationships that develop between students.
Coaches support team leaders by building relationships with them and helping them as they navigate leading a group of students. Coaches also support staff by helping with the various activities and events that happen during programming.
The Sentinel emails invite you to partner in prayer with Open Door as we seek to become the community that God has called us to be. Each week, an email will update you about upcoming services, inviting you to pray for the workings of God among us on Sunday and as we engage in our everyday lives, and informs you of prayer needs in this season of Lead Pastor transition. You’ll receive other updates from time to time with additional prayer requests for our ministries and partnerships.
|Slovakia Summer 2020||
Open Door is joining GoodSports for the summer baseball and sports camp in Slovakia. Youth come to play sports and games, sing songs, hear testimonies and experience the love of God through you.
Dates: Jul 1-14, 2020
Apply by Feb 16
|Slovakia Trip July 2020- Donations and Payments||
**All donations and payments are non-refundable**
|The Center: Quarterly Retreat Fee 2019-2020||
Quarterly retreat fees are due by the Sunday prior to each retreat, regardless of attendance. You will receive a housekeeping email with a link to this form before each retreat but this form is open and can be used at any time during the 2019-2020 budget year. Thank you!
|Women’s Bible Study: Winter 2020||
Study God’s Word and be encouraged through community and connection with other women. The winter study session is Priscilla Shirer’s Discerning the Voice of God. Limited space is available. Please indicate which group (Wed PM or Thurs AM) at registration. Kids programming also available both days. Contact: Annika at email@example.com | ext 1204
Wed, begins Feb 5, 7-8:30pm
Thurs, begins Feb 6, 9:30-11am
Cost: $25 suggested donation
Register by Jan 27