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Small Group Registration Coming Soon!

It’s almost time to register for small groups! Information on all of the groups is below, and will also be in the Gym/Fellowship Hall each Sunday until registration on Wednesday, September 9. Registration will occur on our website that evening at 8:00P.

Remember, you can only register for one group!  More details about registration will be out in the coming weeks.

Questions?  Contact Julie Yoo or Pastor KJ.

For Singles

For Couples/Families

For Women

Alexandria
*Mixed: Singles/Couples

Alexandria
*Mixed: Singles/Couples

Centreville Women’s Beth Moore Study

Burke
*Singles

Brambleton/Ashburn
*Couples/Families

Fairfax Women’s Beth Moore Study

Centreville Women’s Beth Moore Study

Centreville
*Couples/Families

Single Women’s

Fairfax Crossroads (XR)
*For Recent Grads

Centreville/Fairfax 1
*Couples/Families

 

Fairfax Women’s Beth Moore Study

Centreville/Fairfax 2
*Couples/Families

 

Fairfax 1
*Singles

Fairfax 2
*Couples/Families

 

Herndon
*Mixed: Singles/Couples

Fairfax 3
*Couples/Families

 

Next Gen
*For 18-25-year-olds

Herndon
*Mixed: Singles/Couples

 

Silver Spring
*Mixed: Singles/Couples

Lorton
*Couples/Families

 

Single Women’s

Oakton
*Recently Married Couples

 

Tysons Corner
*Mixed: Singles/Couples

Silver Spring
*Mixed: Singles/Couples

 
 

South Riding/Stone Ridge
*Families

 
 

Tysons Corner
*Mixed: Singles/Couples

 

 

Small Group Descriptions

 

Group: Alexandria

Leaders: Sarah Oh and Kristian Chin
When: Friday Evenings
What: Mixed (Singles/Couples) with 2 openings

Sarah is thankful for a small group community to get to know church members in a consistent weekly Bible study.  She has been attending ODPC for nine years and teaches in the Fruitful Vineyard Ministry (infant through Kindergarten ministry).  Her hobbies are reading, trying new recipes, and enjoying time on local bike trails.  Kristian is looking forward to spending time in the Word and growing deeper with others through small group. He has been at ODPC for almost four years and also serves in the Fruitful Vineyard Ministry.  A big foodie at heart, he enjoys reading classics and playing sports that don’t require good balance.

 

Group: Brambleton/Ashburn

Leaders: Donny and Kathy Suh
When: Friday Evenings
What: Couples/Families with 1 couple opening

Donny and Kathy have been attending ODPC for six years.  They have served with Fruitful Vineyard Ministry (infant through Kindergarten ministry), teaching the 2- and 3-year-olds.  They are looking for families to grow together in the Word, accountability and just sharing life together.  They have two girls, Hailey (10) and Ellie (7), and love family time.  Donny enjoys all things sports and devotes lots of free time into golf.  Kathy is part of the Praise Team and loves singing with the girls.  She also likes pretty paper and enjoys making hand-made cards.

 

Group: Burke

Leaders: Leslie Ju and Wanji Lee
When: Wednesdays at 7:00P

What: Singles with 5 openings

Wanji is a proud father to daughter Yeji, and dog Annji.  He’s married to Minji – and he will quiz you on all their names later.  He’s also a very skilled artist.  Leslie has a heart for prayer and worship.  Both Wanji and Leslie serve on the praise team and are excited to be leading together.  The heart of their grace-driven small group is to know and serve one another persistently by meeting God through His Word faithfully, depending on the Lord prayerfully, and fellowshipping together joyfully.   

 

Group: Centreville

Leaders: Ted and Stephanie Kim
When: TBD
What: Couples/Families

Ted and Stephanie are long-time members of the church.  They have four children, ages 13, 11, 9 and 2.  Ted serves with the Multimedia Ministry and serves as a teacher for the 4th through 6th grade ministry.  Stephanie has served the church in a variety of capacities, including as the director of the 4th through 6th grade ministry. 

 

Group: Centreville Women’s Beth Moore Study

Leaders: Susan Kim and Hannah Kim
When: Fridays at 7:00P
What: Women with 10 openings

Susan and Hanna are co-leading a women's small group for ladies of all stages of life. The study includes a daily time of digging into Scripture and allowing God’s Word to transform hearts.  Weekly, the study includes discussion, lecture, sharing and prayer.  Susan serves on the Women's Ministry and Welcoming Team.  Susan has been married for 28 years and has three grown children.  She works as a high school math teacher in Fairfax County.  Hanna has been attending ODPC for 15 years and is a deacon for Women's Ministry.  She is married and has 3 children, ages 11, 6, and 2. Hanna's desire is for women to develop a deeper love for the Word and with one another, especially through discipleship.  Her hobbies include trying new recipes, Barre workouts, and spending time with her family.

This year’s study is called “Stepping Up: A journey through the Psalms of Ascent” by Beth Moore.  The study focuses on Psalms 120-134.  Traveling pilgrims sang these psalms both on the way to the great festivals of the Lord and as key elements of the worship at those festivals.  Just as a song or poem can express feelings of fear, doubt, hope, and joy, these 15 psalms model how we can voice our own petitions and praises to our God, who is always available and ready to hear us.  Explore the major feasts of Israel and journey with Beth through this 7-session study.  Themes of unity, joy, gratitude, redemption, repentance, the power of blessings, facing ridicule, and more are explored in detail.  The study includes a personal study experience five days a week plus viewer guides for the group video sessions. 

The study on Friday evenings begins September 18.  The cost is $20. 

 

Group: Centreville/Fairfax 1

Leaders: Mark and Betty Jo
When: Saturday evenings
What: Couples/Families

Mark and Betty hope for their small group to grow closer and go deeper as a community to experience and see Christ work in their group.  Mark and Betty love checking out new places to eat.  They have three boys, ages 7, 5 and 2.  

 

Group: Centreville/Fairfax 2

Leaders: Ellis (Suki) and Jeanie Chang
When: TBD
What: Couples/Families

Ellis and Jeanie are leading a small group for couples with young children and newlyweds. They are excited to be part of an authentic community that loves God and loves people. They want to facilitate a group that supports one another in prayer and fellowship while encouraging one another to make Jesus known in Centreville/Fairfax. Ellis and Jeanie served in the Global Missions Committee and currently serve in Local Outreach and Children's Ministry. Ellis enjoys trying new things, connecting with people, doing service projects and watching football. Jeanie enjoys watching K-dramas, drinking tea, eating dessert with friends and cuddling with their two children, Ezra (4) and Noelle (2).

 

Group: Fairfax Crossroads (XR)

Leaders: Eric Cho, Melissa Lee, Mike Choi and Jenn Noh
When: TBD
What: For Recent Grads with 12 openings

Eric, Melissa, Mike and Jenn are excited to be part of the upcoming XR small group, and look forward to connecting with recent grads who are open to seeing God work and reveal His heart for them through new experiences in their lives.  Eric is a newly-minted father of an 8-month old son, and he’s served in Men’s Ministry, Fruitful Vineyard Ministry (infants through Kindergarten ministry), Youth Group, SALT and XR7.  Melissa currently serves with Fruitful Vineyard Ministry, and in her spare time, enjoys playing and learning new sports, as well as late night talks about the philosophies of life.  Mike has previously served on Missions Committee and Daniel Discipleship Training school, and he hopes to connect with those who are making a new transition in their lives.  Lastly, Jenn’s heart for XR is to connect with younger sisters and live life together, running hard after God in His Word, prayer and in real community.  She is passionate about Kung Fu Tea, interior design, the color mint green and Jonathan David Helser’s song “Abba, I Belong To You.”

 

Group: Fairfax Women’s Beth Moore Study

Leaders: Judy Hwang and Boram Chung
When: Wednesdays at 10:00A
What: Women with 18 openings

Boram recently joined the Women’s Ministry Core and is excited for the opportunity to journey alongside women through morning studies. She has a desire to see women come together to challenge, grow and love on one another. Boram also enjoys watching movies, crafting and planning her next travel adventure with her husband and three children.  Judy considers it a privilege to encourage women in their faith journey by studying God's word together. She currently serves on the Women's Ministry Core and is passionate about connecting women with one another and with God. Her other passions include her husband and three children, along with soul-satisfying foods and travel adventures.

This year’s study is called “Stepping Up: A journey through the Psalms of Ascent” by Beth Moore.  The study focuses on Psalms 120-134.  Traveling pilgrims sang these psalms both on the way to the great festivals of the Lord and as key elements of the worship at those festivals.  Just as a song or poem can express feelings of fear, doubt, hope, and joy, these 15 psalms model how we can voice our own petitions and praises to our God, who is always available and ready to hear us.  Explore the major feasts of Israel and journey with Beth through this 7-session study.  Themes of unity, joy, gratitude, redemption, repentance, the power of blessings, facing ridicule, and more are explored in detail.  The study includes a personal study experience five days a week plus viewer guides for the group video sessions. 

The study on Wednesday mornings begins September 16.  The cost is $20. 

 

Group: Fairfax 1

Leaders: Jennifer Tanaka and Yongbae Kong
When: Fridays at 7:30P
What: Singles with 12 openings

Jennifer is excited to be part of a small group that seeks to grow closer to God through the Word and to live out authentic community.  This will be her third year at ODPC where she currently serves with the Welcoming Team.  Her hobbies include trying new recipes, playing board games and road tripping.
Yongbae is looking forward to building a community around the small group and actively pursuing the Word and fellowship with brothers and sisters of Open Door. This is his fifth year at ODPC and currently serves on the Multimedia Team. He enjoys participating in all sports (but bad at most!) and running around Fairfax in search of good restaurants.

 

Group: Fairfax 2

Leaders: Tom and Tina Ro, James and Susan Kim
When: Friday evenings
What: Couples/Families

Tom and Tina have been attending ODPC for 16 and 11 years, respectively, and have two boys, Grant and Blake.  Tina serves on Praise Team and the Fruitful Vineyard Ministry (infants through Kindergarten), and Tom serves in the Hosting Ministry.  James and Susan have also been attending ODPC for 16 and 11 years, respectively.  The fact that the length of their tenure is exactly the same as their co-leaders is an indication of the kind of harmonious community you can expect from their small group.  James serves on the Work & Faith Ministry and Susan helps out with the Kitchen and childcare ministries. They have three beautiful children, Rachel, William, and Henry. They hope their small group will be a safe place for spiritual growth, biblical teaching, and of course, harmonious community.

 

Group: Fairfax 3

Leaders: Peter and Michelle Jo
When: Saturdays at 5:00P
What: Couples/Families with 0 openings

Peter and Michelle are leading a Small Group for couples with young children.  They are excited to "do life together" with a community of men and women who want to delve deeper in their relationship with God and each other.  Peter has served as a Sunday School teacher in both the Fruitful Vineyard Ministry (infant through Kindergarten ministry) and Little Lights (Grades 1-3 ministry).  You may have seen Michelle serving at the Welcoming Kiosk for FVM.  Peter enjoys riding his motorcycle, banging on the drums and skiing.  Michelle enjoys yoga, spending quality time with friends, and laughing at her husband's silliness.  Peter and Michelle can't get enough of their three children, Cosette (9), Cami (7), and Eli (5).   

 

Group: Herndon

Leaders: Grace Gae and Eugene Park
When: Friday evenings
What: Mixed (Singles/Couples)

Eugene has been attending ODPC for seven years and serves on the Multimedia team.  He is excited to share everything he’s learned in his walk with Christ with other believers and seekers.  His hobbies include biking, snowboarding, rock climbing and eating.  Grace has also been attending ODPC for seven years and serves in the Fruitful Vineyard Ministry (infant through Kindergarten ministry) as a teacher and puppeteer.  Her hobbies include arts and crafts, biking and cooking.  Both Eugene and Grace look forward to building a Christ-centered community through God’s Word, fellowship and prayer.

 

Group: Lorton

Leaders: Daniel and Haejin Kim
When: Friday evenings
What: Couples/Families

Daniel and Hae Jin are excited to lead a small group as husband and wife.  Daniel is an introvert from California who has not had a chance to rest since marrying an extrovert.  Hae Jin started attending ODPC in 2001, left the area for a few years before returning home in 2010.  As a couple, they excel in eating, playing and chasing their two boys around.  They hope that their small group will be able to study the Word, share great times of fellowship, and live life together in community. 

 

Group: Next Gen

Leaders: Jin Shin, Ian Fung and Daniel Min
When: Wednesday evenings
What: For 18-25-year-olds

Jin, Ian and Daniel are very excited to lead a small group for young adults at Open Door, and hope to foster an environment where people can study and apply the Word of God.  While pursuing a career as a K-pop star, Jin met Christ.  From then on, God stirred up her passion for worship, empowering the younger generation, and proclaiming Abba’s heart to His children.  Ian has been with ODPC for four years and has served as a small group leader, with SALT and on the Welcoming Team.  He desires for the small group to be a place where no one starves and everyone grows together by feeding one another through words of encouragement.  Daniel has been attending ODPC for 10 years, and in his free time, he loves trying new food.  He also likes to travel and fish.

 

Group: Oakton

Leaders: Steve and Michelle Chung
When: Fridays at 7:00P
What: Recently Married Couples with 5 couple openings

Michelle and Steve are excited to be a part of the lives of recently married couples at ODPC and to share life with them.  Michelle and Steve were previously deacons in the Marriage and Family Life Ministry.  Their greatest joy is spending time with their three children, Steven (14), Daniel (12) and Rachel (8).

 

Group: Silver Spring

Leaders: Adam So and Ray Shin
When: Friday evenings
What: Mixed (Singles/Couples) with 11 openings

Adam is excited to build a new community in Maryland.  He has been attending ODPC for five years and currently serves at Unique Learning Center in D.C.  Adam works in corporate finance and spends his free time around sports and outdoor activities.  Ray has attended ODPC since he married his wife Yusun in June 2013.  They have a daughter and hope to build a small group family for those who have to cross the Potomac to attend church.  Ray currently works for the University of Maryland preparing emergency preparedness plans for state and local governments in the National Capital Region.  He enjoys baseball, history, and country music, and enjoys playing basketball and softball.

 

Group: Single Women

Leaders: Maria So and Tami Le
When: Friday evenings
What: Single women with 8 openings

Maria and Tami are leading a single women's small group focused on in-depth inductive studies of the book of Acts. They desire to build an environment with their ODPC sisters where authentic relationships and hunger for His word can be fostered. Maria currently serves with Fruitful Vineyard Ministry and enjoys her time traveling, checking out new restaurants and photography. Tami currently serves with the Multimedia team and enjoys eating chocolate cake, chocolate macarons, chocolate pudding and chocolate pie.

 

Group: South Riding/Stone Ridge

Leaders: Chris Moon and Pastor Daniel Kim
When: TBD
What: Couples/Families with 6 openings

Chris and Daniel’s vision for the group is to become a community that grows intimately with Christ by following Him and giving Him glory through every aspect of their lives.  Daniel is the Extend Pastor of ODPC.  He loves being outdoors, playing basketball and mountain biking.  Chris is a physical therapist and enjoys camping, hiking, traveling and reading.  He is currently involved in the Marriage and Family Life Ministry, Youth Group and a Missions Advocacy Team.

 

Group: Tysons Corner

Leaders: Daniel Yang and Young Eun Choi
When: TBD
What: Mixed (Singles/Couples)

Daniel has been attending ODPC for four years and has previously served as a worship coordinator and Youth Group/college leader.  His interests are hiking, watching movies and TV shows, eating more than he should and telling cheesy jokes to his wife Helen.  Young has been an ODPC member since the good old days of Youth Group and has served with FVM for several years.  She enjoys running, yoga, airplanes and good food.  Both Daniel and Young are excited and look forward to fellowship and eating with everyone at the Tysons Small Group.

 

 



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