Submit projects for students to complete and earn money to cover their costs for the Student Ministry Winter Camp and help students get away from the ordinary and be submerged in God’s presence for a few days and experience God’s grace.
Open Door students (grades 6-12) are invited to the Winter Camp for the annual winter retreat with other students from every campus. Enjoy a fun dedicated weekend away with your friends for a Tiki Wiki Whiteout.
Join your guide, Fred Woodward, on a journey through God’s Word. From Genesis, all the way to Revelation, explore the Bible as it tells an amazing story. Trek 23 will help you understand that story as a whole, enabling us to share God’s Word more effectively with others. Trek 23 is a journey that those, from the student to the seeker, will want to take.
Take an in-depth discipleship journey through Christ’s life from Bethlehem to the cross and beyond, into the book of Acts. Pastor Jim Mindling teaches from the Word of God with depth and insight, sharing how we can journey on the Way with Jesus.
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn to read the Old Testament in its own language. Learning Biblical Hebrew is one of the best ways to become more intimately familiar with the words that God inspired, now recorded in the first portion of our Bible. Dr. Jason Wetz makes learning this biblical language accessible, enjoyable, and reasonable for the everyday believer.
GriefShare a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.
Each one of us lives with a deep desire to know who God is and to live our lives connected to Him. The better we know Him, the deeper that loving connection becomes. To be sure, we will spend eternity searching out the depths of God’s character and nature—but it doesn’t have to wait! We can begin the exploration right now.
Belong 101 provides a new or relatively new guest a candid, engaging look at Church of the Open Door. Participants who are all in a similar place of discovery meet with Lead Pastor, Jim Mindling, and Elyria Campus staff.
Show your church family that you belong to Jesus! Baptism is your chance to demonstrate that you identify with Jesus’ death to your old self and have been resurrected into new life. It symbolizes the transformation that trust in Christ brings and visually tells the story of the Gospel.
This is a required training for anyone serving in the Awana Program.
Awana is a Bible-based evangelism and discipleship program, beginning at Lorain in February, that will give children, K-6th Grade, the opportunity to know, love, and serve Jesus and begin the adventure of becoming more like Christ, no matter their background. Each week, children will participate in Biblical lessons, games, and Bible memory to learn about Jesus and help them develop socially, relationally, and spiritually.
The Mom to Mom group is a ministry where young moms receive support from other mothers in their roles as mothers and wives. Moms will also receive spiritual encouragement from peers and mentor moms.
Connecting with other women is a really important part of discipleship. Discover IF:Table, and a way to gather with women around a table once a month for conversation about following God and giving Him away.
Celebrate Recovery is a weekly Christ-centered ministry to help people recover from various forms of hurts, hang-ups, and habits, and be able to make the healing choices that will help them become Christlike in life.