Summer is a great time to be with other women. Life seems slower paced and a little easier without school and our more hectic family schedules. Take time for yourself at the Elyria campus to connect with some friends, share from the Word of God, try some new things, and have fun doing it.
WeCare, established in partnership with the City of Elyria, the Elyria Campus, and other local churches in March of 2020 provides food and life’s essentials for Elyria’s Seniors and individuals with disabilities in Lorain County, Ohio. Twice a month, we deliver non-perishable food to them.
The Garden Christian Academy nurtures the minds and hearts of students of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds by providing a classical and Christ-centered education that is affordable for all.
Summer games is the last amazing event to close out the summer before students prepare to return to school. Students from all of our campuses can get together with friends to play lot of team-based games. There will be prizes for both the winning team and individuals on teams.
Silver Maple Recovery is a drug and addiction recovery center for men. Pastor Jason Russ leads a Bible study here with these men and there are opportunities to serve and love on these men as they are going through the process of recovery.
Indicate your willingness to volunteer and help Open Door serve children.
Share your interest in joining a LifeGroup. Provide your information and life stage and we will respond shortly to help you find a group that fits.
The Membership Class is taught by Pastor Jim Mindling for those considering membership and answers the question, “Why should I join the church?” summarized by biblical, personal, and practical reasons. Pastor Jim shares Church of the Open Doors’ history, mission, method, organization, and beliefs.
Bring your own breakfast and gather together with women from the Lorain Campus to share what God is doing, pray for each other, and grow together.
Grab a tent, bring some food, and camp out in God’s creation as you discover His world and the brothers who will walk with you on your journey. Apply the spirit of Titus 2 and practice being spiritual fathers to our young men. Develop closer relationships with young men that may, or may not, be like you and Lead them in the Adventure of Becoming More like Christ.
Plan to gather with all LifeGroup leaders to eat together, engage with one another, encourage each other, and be equipped to shepherd those we lead faithfully. Our LifeGroup Ministry is only as strong as our LifeGroup leaders are. Learn how to be a leader alive in Christ, a leader who lives on the mission, and a leader who focuses on discipleship. Leaders who grow in these characteristics help develop LifeGroups that are vibrant, missional, and care about discipleship.
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.
We need servants to help in Lorain on Sundays and Wednesdays before or after services to do light cleaning around the church (i.e., picking up garbage, vacuuming, wiping down counters). “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve” – Jesus (Luke 22:24)
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.
Good Knights empowers families with children by delivering beds and other essential items to powerfully supplement the family’s resources as they rise out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.
Need a break from the everyday moments in your life? Learn how to live life “out of the box” as we gather to be encouraged and challenged in our faith journey.
Generation House is a home in Elyria, Ohio that leads families out of homelessness while modeling Christ. It is a Christ-Centered Home for families in transition.
Gather together with Elyria women for a weekly study and discussion on Jennie Allen’s book, Find Your People. Each week, the book and associated media will lead us through the process of how to break down barriers and find meaningful, Christlike relationships with other women. Find your people this summer and do life together authentically.
Cornerstone Pregnancy Services cares for women and their children with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. They value life and believe every person has purpose and worth.
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.
Awana, a ministry of our Lorain Campus, equips local volunteers to 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.
Awana is a Bible-based evangelism and discipleship program that will give children, K-5th 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.
Autumn aegis offers post-hospital, post-surgical and restorative care to patients seeking high-quality medical rehabilitation and is an award-winning retirement community.
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.