A Safe Place for Your Kids to Walk With Jesus.

From Sunday morning to family events, and everything in between, our kids programming is designed to introduce your kids to the ways of Jesus.

Where You can Expect Biblical Teaching & Formation

At Open Door we are honored to have the opportunity to love your kids and point them toward Jesus.

If you’re a first time visitor, you’ll be directed to the high top table adjacent to our upstairs kiosk and welcomed by our staff.

At Open Door we explore God’s Big Story through the entire Bible with Wonder Ink, a David C. Cook curriculum. Over three years kids will experience 150 stories reinforcing the following values: 1) God knows me. 2) Jesus loves me. 3) The Holy Spirit leads me. 4) I am a child of God. These values are incorporated throughout morning worship, storytime, response stations, games & other activities.

Open Door’s Kids Ministry is fortunate to have amazing volunteers and staff. To ensure that we have the best volunteers possible, we have a thorough application process that includes interviews with staff members, reference checks, and background checks (for adults). In addition to this, we also organize a large group training every fall for new volunteers and provide ongoing training throughout the year during our Sunday morning volunteer huddles.

There are multiple ways that parents can be involved. 1) Sign up for the Family Portal to stay informed about what your kids are learning and receive ideas on how to reinforce Bible stories at home throughout the week. 2) Volunteer. If you’re interested in volunteering within our Kid’s ministry connect with Sarah Pederson through the form below. 3) Donate coffee/food gift cards to use for volunteer appreciation. 4) Take a peek at our Amazon wishlist. We’ll periodically add items to the wishlist that would be nice for the ministry to have but don’t necessarily fall within the annual budget.

Meet the Kids Ministry Leaders

Sarah Pederson

Kids Director

Tami Madison

Kids Associate

Allison Anderson

Kids & Students Coordinator

Kristine Niznik

Kids & Students Assistant

With Multiple Opportunities to Get Involved

See what’s happening in our Kids Ministry and join us as we learn and serve together. Interested in volunteering? Reach out using the form below.

Children are Included at Open Door

At Open Door, we are a deeply compassionate community of Christ followers who believe children should be encouraged and empowered to follow the presence and way of Jesus in everyday life. Because of this, our Kids Ministry aligns with the teachings of the broader church community.

How Kids Ministry Aligns With the Mission of Open Door

  • Inviting kids into the wonder of following Jesus.
  • Encouraging kids to respond to the Holy Spirit’s voice. 
  • Empowering families to walk together in a radical commitment to spiritual formation.
  • Offering opportunities for kids to live out the love of Jesus for the sake of others.

Get Connected With Kids Ministry Today

If you’re interested in learning more about our Kids Ministry or would like to become a volunteer, please complete the form below, and one of our Kids Ministry leaders will be in touch with you.

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