Small Groups...

Small groups are key to developing deep and meaningful relationships, experiencing vibrant Christian community and thus moving forward in the spiritual journey. At Open Door, we provide two types of small groups to help you connect.


Life Groups are small groups who get together regularly for a couple of hours to encourage each other along the spiritual journey. We hang out, share a meal or just a cup of coffee and dessert as we get to know each other and learn about following Jesus. We’ll do a Bible study or a Bible-based book study, pray for each other and even put our faith in action by serving others. Most Life Groups meet on Sunday evenings, but some meet at other times.  


Bible Study Groups are small groups that focus their attention on doing Bible study together, but always with practical and relevant application. These groups meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.  


To make it easy to connect, we provide open group sign-ups twice during the year: January and August-September. Most groups are open to new folks at any time, but during the semester you may wish to contact the group leader for more info. 


Sunday evening Life Groups are taking a break for the summer, but there are still plenty of opportunities to connect and grow...together. Summer Groups will begin Sunday, June 19. So we encourage you to find a Bible Study or ongoing Life Group, gather with friends or reach out to make new ones and get the most out of your summer. Below is the list of the current Fall 2017 Groups. Registration begins August 20 and ends September 10.  


Click here to sign-up for any of the Fall 2017 Groups




Fall 2017 Groups


  • Sundays, 9:30 am


    This book was written by Luke and is the historical sequel to the four Gospels and gives its reader a deeper understanding of how the Holy Spirit grew the early church.  Led by Joe Rondeau, held in the office on Sundays at 9:30am.  All ages welcome.


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    Writing during his 3rd missionary journey, the Apostle Paul writes this letter to help the church understand the depth of God’s love for them and how they are called to love one another and the world. Taught by John Southwell, held in the KidZone Worship room on Sundays at 9:30 am. All ages welcome.



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    This is a book study of the book of the same name by Jason Benham, and serves as a study of the Prophet Daniel.  Designed to encourage and equip participants to know how to live like Daniel in a modern day Babylon.  Led by Lori Fidler and Paul Norton, held in the Bridge classroom on Sundays at 9:30am.  Primarily for    18-30 year olds.          

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  • Sundays, 5 pm


    This group is for couples that are roughly 20-35 seeking to build meaningful relationships, mutual support and spiritual growth. This semester, we’ll work through the book, Simplify by Bill Hybels and investigate how to simplify our lives to make room for God and the things that really matter. Led by Alex and Heather Medlin and Gary & Chris Weaber Sundays, 5pm in the KidZone Worship room. Potluck meals.  

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    Understanding various world views is critical to knowing how to reach and interact with culture and those far from God.  Kurt Nixon will lead a study and discussion on various worldviews with the practical help of identifying ways to engage the culture.  Held in the KidZone Room on Sundays at 5pm.  Primarily adults in their   30s – 50s. Potluck meals.

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    If you've ever felt uncomfortable talking about your faith with people who believe differently—you're not alone. But it is possible to engage in open and honest spiritual conversations . . . without awkwardness!  The 9 Arts is a fun group led by Rob Thomson, held in the Cottage on Sundays at 5 pm. Primarily adults over 40. Potluck meals.

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    What does it mean to have a Christ-like character and how do we develop it? John Southwell will lead a study of this discipline this semester, held in the Bridge classroom, Sundays at 5:00 pm. Primarily adults over 40.    

    Potluck meals.

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    Songs are a reflection of who we are and how God invites us into relationship with Him and the world.  We’ll look through some of our favorite songs and how they deepen our relationship with our great God.  Led by Shannon Southwell, held in the Church Office on Sundays at 5 pm.  Open to women of all ages. 

    Potluck meals.

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  • Sundays, 5 pm


    Students from 7th – 12th grade combine for this flagship program designed to teach students and develop discipling relationships.  This semester, we’ll use the ORANGE Curriculum and study “jealousy & Comparisons” and “Family dynamics”.  Led by Pastor Mike and the Youth Team.  Held in the Youth Room on Sundays at 5 pm.  Potluck meals.

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  • Mondays, 6 pm


    This semester, we’ll look at what faith is and how to grow it as men, husbands and fathers.  Led by Rich Gideons, held in the Bridge classroom on Mondays at 6 pm.  Open to men of all ages.   

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  • Tuesdays, 9 am


    Humility is a challenging trait to develop and is the subject of this book by Andrew Murray.   This book is a classic and will help ladies develop a more Christ-like character.  Led by Kay Smallwood, held in the KidZone Worship room on Tuesdays at 9am.  Open to women of all ages.

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  • Tuesdays, 7 pm


    Paul writes this letter to the church at Philippi to give encouragement for how to live the Christian Life in the midst of hard times and suffering. This women’s study is taught by Chris Weaber, held at her home on Tuesdays at 7pm.  Open to women of all ages.

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  • Wednesdays, 6 pm


    The Oasis women’s group is studying relational evangelism this semester in this study put out by Evangelism Explosion, with the goal of equipping ladies to share Christ in those areas that God is leading us.  Led by JoAnn Touchstone and Haylee Sowell, held in the Zone 56 Room on Wednesdays at 6 pm.  

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  • Wednesdays, 6:30 pm


    Pastor Gary will lead an expository study of the book of Genesis, starting this fall and continuing through the school year.  We’ll pick up at the life of Abraham (Gen 12) and investigate how God laid the foundation of His promise to mankind.  Taught by Pastor Gary and others, held on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.  Elementary kids to adults welcome.   

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  • Thursdays, 6 am


    Pastor Mike will lead a mens study of a general overview of end times and how to approach it scripturally.  Held in the Church Office on Thursdays at 6 am.  Open to men of all ages.

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