We exist to cultivate followers of Jesus who are:
Rooted in Christ
Jesus is our source of life. Abiding in Him, we flourish; Apart from Him, we fail to thrive. Rooting in Christ is our starting point. (Genesis 1-2; John 15)
Woven together as family
We were created in Community, by Community, for community. We flourish when we exist in a submitted relationship with God and in mutually interdependent relationships with each other. Being Woven Together as Family is our imperative. (Genesis 1:26-27; John 17:20-23)
EXTENDING sacrificial love and
Jesus lives His life in and through us. His life, and, therefore, our lives are defined by the posture of the cross and has the flourishing of others as its end. Extending Sacrificial Love is our way of life. (Matthew 25; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 5:1-2)
CULTIVATING others to be and do the same.
Our work is to participate with the Holy Spirit in reproducing the life of Jesus in the lives of others. Cultivating Others is our mission. (Matthew 8-10; Matthew 28:16-20)
Our current two-fold approach to cultivation:
Practice-based, experiential learning forums that are carefully guided, have a specific focus, a set lifespan, and a desired outcome. Through these expressions of smaller community, we’re trained & mobilized to join God in what He’s already doing in the places we live, work, and play.
Learn more about Circles.
Our Gatherings convene Open Door from across the East Bay in order to realign our story to God’s story, re-member us into a connected family, and help us respond to God’s extravagant love in one unified voice. Gatherings deepen our identity as a worshiping family and commission us to live out our vocation in the Way of Jesus.
Learn more about our Gatherings.