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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.


Our concentration during the winter session will be the larger arc of the Scriptural narrative. The Bible was meant to be listened to as one grand story--an unfolding drama with a beginning, middle, and end--with God active throughout the story. We will discover that the story of the Bible includes our present day and invites us to become active participants in its story today.

Most class sessions will be facilitated by Dr. Ronn Johnson (former professor of Bible and Theology at the University of Northwestern St. Paul), with additional teaching led other staff and members of Open Door. Contact: Anne-Marie at afinsaas@thedoor.org

Winter Session: What Story is the Bible Telling?

Mon, Feb 10 - Mar 30, 7-8:45pm
Register by Feb 3
Cost: $40 suggested donation

 

Child Dedication Service, March 15, 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 March 15 with a special prayer time to follow. Parents please plan on attending the preparation class for Child Dedication on Sunday, March 1st at 11am following the service. 

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 Fall 2019

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, Sept 10 - Dec 17
Cost: $20 (includes workbook)

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 kbeasley@thedoor.org


Mon, Feb 10-Mar 30, 7-9pm
Cost: $30 suggested donation
Register by Feb 3

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


For more information contact: Rose Larson at rlarson@thedoor.org

Guatemala Trip June 2020- Donations and Payments

**All donations and payments are non-refundable**

Please Note:  Contributions to Church of the Open Door are tax-deductible and Church of the Open Door will issue a contribution statement for all donations received. In accordance with current IRS guidelines, all donations are non-refundable. If donations for a particular individual exceed their need, or if they are unable to participate in the trip, any additional funds will be allocated to helping other team members participate or for other costs associated with this or another mission trip. I acknowledge that this contribution is made with the understanding that Church of the Open Door has complete discretion and control over the use of all charitable donations.
 

Hurricane Response Jan 2020 Application

Open Door is gathering a short term mission team to respond to the needs in Houston, TX after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. This will be the fourth Open Door team we are sending to partner with ReachGlobal Crisis Response. They provide all the training.  Contact: Rose at rlarson@thedoor.org 

Sun Jan 26-31st
Cost: $1000 (approximate)
$50 non-refundable deposit
Apply by Dec 1st

Liberia Trip Feb 2020- Donations and Payments

**All donations and payments are non-refundable**

Please Note:  Contributions to Church of the Open Door are tax-deductible and Church of the Open Door will issue a contribution statement for all donations received. In accordance with current IRS guidelines, all donations are non-refundable. If donations for a particular individual exceed their need, or if they are unable to participate in the trip, any additional funds will be allocated to helping other team members participate or for other costs associated with this or another mission trip. I acknowledge that this contribution is made with the understanding that Church of the Open Door has complete discretion and control over the use of all charitable donations.
 

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 dwood@thedoor.org

Thurs, Feb 6 - Apr 30, 7-9pm
Cost: $40 suggested donation
Register by Feb  9

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. 
And...request join the closed group on Facebook: Missional Life at Open Door. 

Questions? Contact: Rose at rlarson@thedoor.org | ext 1600

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 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
Cost: $145
Register by Feb 12

Next Youth 2020 Winter Retreat - Leader Reg

Team leaders and coaches, register here for the Youth Winter Retreat (Feb 21-23).
Register by Feb 12
Cost: $70

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 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.

If cost is a concern or would keep you from coming, please contact Kathy Collier at kcollier@thedoor.org

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.

re|engage Winter-Spring 2020

re|engage examines God's design for marriage and applies principles from the Bible to guide couples towards growth in their relationship with each other. This 18-week experience aims to bring hope and restoration to your marriage through teachings, testimonies, and working through an established curriculum with other married couples. Marriages in any condition can benefit, whether you are struggling to get along, your marriage is broken, or you simply want to grow closer together as a couple. Kids programming birth – 5th-grade is available. Space is limited. Questions, contact: Annie-Claude | ext 1300.

 

Dates: Jan 8 - May 6 (18 weeks) 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Childcare available

Register by Sunday, January 5 (space is limited)

Cost: $40 per couple (includes 2 workbooks)

Sentinels

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
Cost: Price of airfare, plus $600

Apply by Feb 16

Slovakia Trip July 2020- Donations and Payments

**All donations and payments are non-refundable**

Please Note:  Contributions to Church of the Open Door are tax-deductible and Church of the Open Door will issue a contribution statement for all donations received. In accordance with current IRS guidelines, all donations are non-refundable. If donations for a particular individual exceed their need, or if they are unable to participate in the trip, any additional funds will be allocated to helping other team members participate or for other costs associated with this or another mission trip. I acknowledge that this contribution is made with the understanding that Church of the Open Door has complete discretion and control over the use of all charitable donations.
 

That Wonderboy Benefit Performance

Bob Stromberg brings his critically acclaimed comic theatrical show, That Wonderboy, to Open Door! Ticket sales for this one-night event will benefit our very own Olivia Beekman and her family as she fights childhood bone-cancer. 

 

Because this is a benefit show, tickets purchases are not tax deductible.

This show is for 8 years old and up!

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!