About Us

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Our vision is to be an open door to a life-changing grace. Our mission is to be a gospel communities sent in the everyday.

We want everyone to experience God’s unconditional welcome and radical hospitality through the good news of Jesus. But this welcome is only the beginning. As we experience more of God’s grace, God changes our lives. In God’s grace, we are invited as we are, but in God’s grace, we don’t stay as we are. We want to see this happen to every single one of us. This is our vision for Open Door.

We want to gather and grow around the gospel, together in communities, for the purpose of God’s mission in our daily lives. Jesus did not live, die, and resurrect from the dead to secure us for Sunday attendance – where we offer a paltry 1.5 hours for 52 weeks. Rather, Jesus died to give us life and life to the full. He bestowed upon us our precious identity as children of God. He birthed us into a family called the church. And He set us on a mission and a purpose that would change our world through our everyday life. This is who we are in Christ. And so, this becomes what we do. This is our mission: to be gospel communities sent in the everyday.

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Meet our staff

At Open Door, we are blessed to have a team of passionate and dedicated individuals who serve our church community with love and excellence. We invite you to get to know us better as you journey with us.

What We Believe

Trinity

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three coequal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Holy Spirit

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit during this age is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, bring enlightenment and conviction concerning God’s revealed truth, to regenerate the sinner, and to indwell, sanctify, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.

Scriptures

We believe that the Scriptures of both Old and New Testaments constitute the inspired Word of God. We believe in its inerrancy, its entire trustworthiness, its completeness as a revelation of God’s will for the salvation of men and women, and its divine and final authority for all matters of Christian faith and life.

Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true Man, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as an atoning sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Father, He now intercedes as our High Priest and Advocate.

Humankind

We believe that men and women, created in the image of God, have fallen into sin and so are subject to God’s wrath and condemnation, inwardly depraved, and apart from grace, incapable of returning to God.

Salvation

We believe that the obedience and shed blood of Jesus Christ, the risen Lord, provide the only ground for the justification of all who believe, and that only such as receive Jesus Christ through faith are born of the Holy Spirit so as to become children of God.

Church

We believe in the unity and common priesthood of all true believers, who together form the one universal Church, the Body of which Christ is the Head.

Return of Christ

We believe in the imminent return of Christ to judge the world. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to final condemnation and everlasting punishment.

Interdependent and Inter-generational

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Our history and demographic identity as a church can be traced back to our journey together with our parents’ Korean immigrant generation. As our parent generation immigrated to the US and grew up in American society speaking only Korean, we grew up as a 2nd generation speaking mostly English. As our 2nd generation grew, we found ourselves in a church of two-generational cultures, two languages, yet of one shared ethnic experience and one spiritual identity in Christ. Thirty years ago, we faced the most important congregational question: Should we part ways due to language and generational/cultural differences? Or should we remain together and grow in our differences?

We decided to remain together. Since then, we have created and are developing what we call an interdependent and intergenerational model. In our model, we have our English-speaking Congregation (EC) and our Korean-speaking Congregation (KC) acting independently in operational leadership, budget, and in weekly ministries; however we remain united and shared in our overall vision and in the collaboration of staff, elders, children’s and youth ministries, and in selected aspects of our missions and finances.

The short-hand for our model is “1:2:1” — We are a church of 1 vision, 2 households, 1 family. We share the 1 vision to be an open door to a life-changing grace. We grow in 2 different spaces and contexts where we can live as 2 households, but we remain 1 family in life and in Christ.

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