Questions about COD?
Where Is CHURCH OF THE OPEN DOOR?
COD is located at 701 W. Sierra Madre Ave in Glendora, 91741 (click here for directions). Once you turn into our driveway follow the signs to find the place of worship you are seeking.What Do I Wear?
Dress comfortably. Most people wear casual and comfortable clothes on Sunday mornings. Don't worry about what you wear, just come and experience our community of faith.
When Do I Need To Arrive?
Plan to arrive about 15 minutes before the service starts (click here for service times). This will allow plenty of time for parking and to comfortably walk your children to their groups.
Yes! Swing by our Guest Information Table in front of either of our worship centers. One of our service hosts would love to show you around and answer any questions. They will assist you in finding the Children’s church location or Sunday School class for your children and any other needs you have. Don’t forget to pick up a Guest Gift Bag that will help you get acquainted with our church.
COD 101: A day in the life of COD is a 6-week class to get to know the heart, vision, leadership and ministries of the Church of the Open Door. This is an important group to join to feel “at home” at COD. There will be a tour of the campus, interviews of key ministry leaders, and a great venue to get your questions answered. All of the most important ministries and values of the church will be discussed. (Click here for more information).
If you have Nursery or Preschool aged children, birth through PreK, you can take them to our Nursery (Click here for more information). In our nursery, we provide a safe, clean, and secure environment where your children will be well taken care of and taught a practical and easy to understand lesson from the Bible today. Our Nursery is located on the East side of the Gym and we provide special parking for families with nursery aged children.
At 9:15am your Elementary School age children (grades K-5), will attend Sunday School where they will learn about the Word of God and grow in their relationship with Christ in a small group setting. At 11am, your children will attend the Lord’s Lab (Children’s church) where they will interact in meaningful worship, instruction, small group application and prayer with their interests and wiggly bodies in mind. Your children will love it.(Click here for more info and a current calendar of events).
My Children Are In Junior Or Senior High School?
How do I get to know people?
At 9:15am your Junior Higher or High Schooler will attend their separate Sunday School classes. Our students are taught God’s Word in a way that equips them to become mature followers of Christ. At 11am, they will come in the Worship Center to worship with you. On Tuesdays (7-8:30pm) our Junior High and High School meet in different locations on the campus to worship, study the Bible, and enjoy activities and games that unite. Camps and mission trips occur throughout the year. Relational discipleship and equipping are the focus in this ministry. (Click here for more info and a current calendar of events)
We have two types of small groups at Church of the Open Door that are absolutely vital to anyone.
One type of small group called HUB (Home, Unity, Bible) Groups meet in homes (Click here for more details). Hub groups discuss the message that was heard on Sunday morning and spend most of the time applying these truths and praying for one another. We have HUB Groups that meet all over the San Gabriel Valley.
The other type of small group meets on Sunday mornings on COD's campus and are called Adult Bible Classes (ABC's). The focus of ABC’s is friendship around the Word of God. These small groups meet at 8:00am, 9:15am and 11am (Click here for more details).
- We also invite you to a casual gathering over a meal, that we call Meal for 12 Strangers. This gathering provides a great opportunity to get to know people. The meals are held in the homes of church members and include different folks from all walks of life from our church family. To see when the next Meal for 12 Strangers occurs and to view its video, please click here.