Small Groups

There is a long history of building into lives as fellow believers that has energized the ministry and mission of COD. We offer a number of ways for adults to connect, grow and be involved: weekly small groups (HUB groups) in homes, discipleship opportunities, and various Bible classes on Sunday mornings.

Home Unity Bible

HUB Groups

These are mini-communities that meet in the homes across the San Gabriel Valley throughout the week. The love and grace of God are meant to be experienced in community, and at COD we seek to live that out with each other. This leads to deep, redemptive, authentic relationships that help us not only learn of God’s love and care, but to see it in real life. For most of us this begins in our small group environment, HUB groups. From our experience, it’s the best way to settle into our faith family.
from David Schaller

Discipleship

What is Discipleship? Discipleship just means personal training in the Way of Jesus. It means spending time with a more mature believer who is willing to share life experience with you, and show you how to walk with Christ Jesus. Disciplers at Church of the Open Door use a series of Bible guides to help you over the thresholds of spiritual maturity. A discipler is like a personal coach or spiritual trainer whose goal is to help you grow in Christ and equip you to pass this life on to others.

Sunday Morning Small Groups

Essentials of the Faith (U62)

This class meets at 8am for 50 minutes on Sunday morning. The format of the class is “discussion”, and everyone is encouraged to participate. Class facilitator Brian Booth guides the discussion using a Navigator’s workbook. About 20 people attend and the class meets from September through June. Visitors welcome!

Friendship Class (Hillside)

Join this 8am class designed with senior adults in mind. It’s taught by Dan Waldron and facilitated by Jim Davis. This class starts with two or three hymns from one of the two downtown hymnals. Then they enjoy a Bible lesson, a report on missionary needs and activities, and end with a time of prayer.

Women’s Bible Class (U62)

*Women’s Bible Class will resume on September 15 at 9:15am on Sunday morning on the upper campus in U62. Together, we will explore Paul’s epistles to the Thessalonians as he encourages them and us to Keep on Growing.

Join Judy Cocoris at 9am as she teaches this class for women. They focus on studying books of the Bible, although they get into topical studies along the way. There is always lively discussion, and (for energy for all of this!) they start off with donuts and coffee. Women of all ages are welcomed!

Women of Grace (U30)

While this class is especially for women who come to church alone for whatever reason, it is our desire that any lady at COD would feel welcome to join us to invest time and effort in a group that studies the Word and experiences deep fellowship with one another. Led by a team of ladies at 9am.

Spanish Ministry (H20)

Join with others who enjoy having fellowship in Spanish! This class meets at 9am on Sunday mornings, and enjoys connecting with each other around food and Bible study.

Midlifers (U61)

This group meets at 9am to provide support and care for each other as they navigate relationships with adult children and other realities unique to midlife.

Downloadable

Discipleship Tools

Click the links below to download materials that will help get you started in your journey of discipleship.

Beginning in Grace

Six basic truths for every Seeker

Growing in Grace

Six basic lessons for every Disciple

Serving in Grace

Six basic lessons for every Servant-Leader

Leaders Guide

Beginning in Grace Leaders Guide

Open Homes

The power of an Open Home

Open Homes International

The power of an Open Home
Contact / Location

Contact info

123-456-7890
123, New Lenox, Chicago IL 60606
info@yoursitename.com

Gathering Times

Saturday:
5:30pm

Sunday:
8:00am, 9:15am, 11:00am

Events / Calendar