Visiting any church for the very first time can be a tough experience. Well, we want to put you at ease. Your first visit to Open Door will be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your whole family. We want you to experience inspiring music, helpful teaching and preaching, friendly people, and a place where you feel welcome and "at home!" Here are a few answers to your questions and what you might expect on your first visit.
When Are Our Services?
Our main worship services are Sunday mornings at 9:45 and 11:15. Both services are identical with the same Bible message and music program, so choose the one that best fits your schedule.
Worship Service - 9:45 am & 11:15 am
Adult Bible Fellowships - 8:30 am, 9:45 am & 11:15 am
Worship Service - 6:00 pm
Fellowship Dinner - 6:00 pm
Bible Study/Prayer Meeting (Adults) - 7:00 pm
Teen Church (Youth) - 7:00 pm
How do I get to Open Door Baptist?
You can't miss our facilities located on 44th Avenue right off of highway 99. As you approach the main worship center, one of our hospitality greeters will meet you and direct you to the right classes and services. They can also answer other questions you may have.
What can I expect on my first visit?
Most adults attend one worship service where they enjoy the beautiful and inspiring music of the choir and ensembles. The music is always followed by a clear, helpful, and challenging Bible message from Pastor Murphy. This service is a little over one hour in length. Also, at 9:45am and 11:15am there are Adult Bible Classes. These classes are smaller group settings where you are invited to meet people, enjoy perhaps some coffee and donuts, and hear a teaching lesson more directly applicable to your life-stage. The best way to get to know people at Open Door Baptist Church is to visit one of these Adult Bible Fellowships.
Where do I take my children?
Starting with excellent nurseries, there is something special for every age child. At every service there are safe, clean, and highly staffed nurseries for children three years old and under. For the infants, mothers will receive a pager so that the nursery attendants can easily contact you if there is a need. For children four years old through sixth grade there are fun, friendly, and Bible-centered classes. These classes are staffed with trained, friendly, and well-qualified teachers and helpers who will make church exciting and memorable for your child.
Visiting can seem overwhelming at first. It's not as complicated as it seems, and we would like to help you find the appropriate nurseries, classes, and services for every person in your family. Our greeters and ushers are located in the foyer of the main worship center and will gladly help direct and even escort you to the right place.
What about my teens?
Most of the teens attend a Bible study class for one hour beginning at 9:45am and then the worship service another hour at 11:15am with their family. We also have a separate Junior and Senior High mid-week services on Thursdays especially for young people at 7:00pm. They're encouraged to get involved through exciting activities and inspirational conferences.
How should I dress?
There is not a dress code at Open Door Baptist Church for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress; however, our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here at Open Door.
Am I expected to participate in the offering?
No. We don't invite you to Open Door Baptist Church for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God's Word, and a place where you can grow in God's grace. Please don't feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.
If there's something we missed on this list, just give us a call, or ask someone when you arrive. Whether you're new to the area and looking for a church home, or if it's been a long time since you've attended church at all, we hope your first visit at Open Door will be awesome! We exist to serve you and your family, and we are looking forward to meeting you personally. We hope you'll feel right at home from the very first moment you step onto campus! Let us know how we can serve you better, and we hope to meet you this Sunday!