Open Door Church is able to serve the community and beyond because of wonderful and dedicated volunteers. A Sunday morning takes about 75 volunteers on a weekly basis to run smoothly. The list below gives a glimpse of the church beyond Sunday, as well as how you can get involved in our Sunday morning services. To sign up for more information about volunteering, you can contact us.
This ministry strives to cover our church, our leaders, our families and those with requests in prayer. If you have a prayer need or know of a situation that needs prayer, we have a number of ways for you to get that information to our team. You may contact our prayer team at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out a prayer request form on the our website. The prayer team meets corporately every Wednesday at 10AM & 6PM and anyone is welcome to come and pray. Please contact the prayer team or church office for the location of the meeting.
The Mission of the Prayer Ministry is to be led by the Holy Spirit, putting on the whole armor of God, hearing and obeying His every word and action in spiritual warfare based on the Word of God as we persevere in prayer against spiritual strongholds that resist the plan of God on behalf of individuals, leaders, the Body of Christ and all nations.
If you have a prayer need or know of a situation that needs prayer, you may fill out a prayer request form on the our website.Your request for prayer is taken very seriously and is not shared outside of the Prayer Team. Your request is made available to only those on the prayer team and will never be made public unless by request.
The purpose of Open Door Church’s Celebrate Recovery ministry is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the Eight Recovery Choices. This allows us to be changed by being willing to accept God’s grace in solving our lives’ problems. By believing and applying biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others.
Celebrate Recovery meets at the Edenton Campus in the 4:Twelve room every Tuesday evening at 6:30PM. Everyone inside and outside the church is welcome.
Brew 2 Rescue Cafe
Brew 2 Rescue Café is located in Hertford, NC and serves a full line of coffee and espresso drinks, breakfast and lunch items, as well as scratch-made bakery items. They are open Monday – Friday from 7AM to 2PM. Profits go to help fight human trafficking and to help educate people about the danger. Brew 2 Rescue cafe also has a small cafe in the Edenton Campus serving coffee, soda and snacks.
Restore Hope is currently working directly with transition homes in Moldova. Locally, we support Restore One and their Anchor House in Greenville, NC, for boys that have been sexually exploited. Our goals are to raise awareness, raise funds, and rescue and restore those imprisoned by human trafficking in hopes of one day abolishing modern-day slavery.
Over the past 12 months, Open Door Church Food Distribution has served an average of 85 households (170 people) each month. We have about 12-15 volunteers who work to provide food for people from 5 surrounding counties. Food distribution is available to anyone in need, regardless of food stamps or job situation. It usually takes place on the 4th Thursday of the month, from 5PM-6:30PM but can vary in November and December due to the holidays.
Feed The Steamers
Since 2011, Open Door Church has fed 10,920 meals to the Edenton Steamers. All players and staff for both the Steamers and the visiting team are fed for all home games. This is just a small way you can get involved to show love and serve our community.
Young at Heart
Young at Heart Ministry’s desire is to be a source of strength and encouragement to all senior adults as they live through the challenges and struggles that they face in their daily walk in this stage of life. Every senior adult who wants their relationship with the Lord to grow is encouraged to attend. The atmosphere is easy going and you don’t have to be available to make every meeting in order to participate. The topics are varied – from Bible study, to group discussion, or testimony, and sometimes just great spending time together. Young at Heart Ministry meets every third Saturday of the month at noon at the Edenton Campus. (Note: Please call the church for up to date meeting times during COVID-19.)
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Every first Wednesday night of the month at 5PM, a group gathers at the church to knit and crochet prayer shawls for those in need. The recipients are prayed for as we knit and crochet and the shawls are blessed by our pastor. Our hope is that those who receive a shawl will feel our prayers and concern and feel God’s love embracing them. The shawls are a source of both physical and spiritual warmth and a reminder of God’s loving embrace and protection. Come join anytime to knit with us.
The Ladies Ministry strives to be a source of encouragement for today’s Christian woman as well as an outreach to those in need. Throughout the year there will be special events just for women. Regularly, there is Bible study on Monday nights at 7:00pm at the home of Brenda Curtis. The Eternal Answer (T.E.A.) meets every 2nd Tuesday night at 7:00pm, at the home of Teri Williford. All ladies are invited and encouraged to attend and bring a friend. For addresses or more information, contact the church office.
The Men’s Ministry is a place where men can find friendship and continue to build their relationship with God. The monthly men’s breakfast is in Windsor, the first Saturday of every month at the Heritage House in Windsor. Throughout the year there will be also be special events just for men.
Sunday Mornings Opportunities
Each Sunday morning about 75 volunteers make it all happen at our two physical locations and our online campus. For more information about ways to volunteer, you can fill out the form at visitopendoor.info and we will contact you.
Worship Team: They lead the congregation into worship every Sunday, starting each service in the presence of God.
Media Team: From running the slides on the computer, to directing the live stream seen around the world, there is a place on the media team for you. Training is available.
Children and Student Volunteers: From infants to teens, there are a lot of kids at Open Door Church on a Sunday and it wouldn’t be possible without you!
Greeters and Ushers: Be the friendly face at the door, greeting guests and members as they come to church. Serve communion, take the offering.
Cafe: Serve coffee, soda and snacks in the cafe at our Edenton campus.