We've always been an inclusive community.
Founded in 2000 by a group of LGBTQ+ people of faith, we've remained dedicated to healing and serving the LGBTQ+ community and the people who love you. We've cultivated a safe place for everyone that wants, to explore, practice, and grow in their relationship with Jesus and with the people around them. Whether we are a large group or a small one, our aim remains the same.
"Love one another as I have loved you."
We have always been a diverse and fluid community affirming LGBTQ Christians. We are made of people from all kinds of faith and religion in our backgrounds. We are an inclusive community. RC came out of "Fundagelicalism" (Fundamental-Evangelicals), Greg comes from the Quakers, Dustin came out of the Southern Baptists, Deborah and Julie came from Catholics, Evangelicals, and Pentecostals, Stanton and Jeff came from Chinese Churches both inside and outside the US, and still others have come from many other denominational flavors. Even though we've taken flight from all kinds of religious places with different faith experiences, we have found Open Door OC to be a safe place to land. Some people fly in, rest, refuel, and take-off again, while others have made Open Door OC their destination of choice. We don't put on a "big show," or focus on becoming "a big church." Instead, we focus on helping people heal so they can get on with living their best lives in big and meaningful ways. Come experience a warm welcome we believe Jesus asks us to offer to all people everywhere without discrimination or condemnation, because simply put, we are one human family.
Open Door OC is the place where everyone matters, including you.
"Love does no harm to their neighbors."
~Paul the Apostle~
Our unique, all volunteer leadership structure facilitates our commitment to direct most of our financial resources to serve the community both inside and outside. Our leadership team is made up of five Pastors who each use their gifts, talents, and skill sets to minister to the community and cultivate spiritual growth and the new generation of leaders from within the community. If you believe in equality and social justice we might be a good fit for each other. Open Door OC believes and practices equality on every level and in every area of care, outreach, and ministry. We value every person and welcome you to explore volunteer opportunities in meaningful ways. Open Door OC encourages LGBTQ+ people and women, along with everyone, to both serve and lead in areas that fit the gifts, talents, and skill sets each person has. We are a body of people with different gifts and talents. When we discover and focus our gifts and talents to help others, we believe we create the heavenly spaces right here here on earth that Jesus teaches us to pray into existence.
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"Do the good to others that you want done to you."
~ Jesus ~
We've cultivated a safe space to grow and build, or to deconstruct and rebuild your faith. This is especially true for LGBTQ people and others harmed by the "church." Your family members and friends are all welcomed and affirmed at Open Door OC. We have an environment where you're free to discover Jesus' life, learn His teachings, and experience Jesus' presence within a growing community. We aim for progress forward, not nit-picky perfection. We love "doing community" together. We believe in Love and that "We Are One In Christ" just like our theme song, written and performed by John Mc Clain, for Open Door, proclaims.
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