Adult Ministries 2017-07-26T12:19:47+00:00

That’s right!  Sunday School is not just for kids.  We have classes for all age groups – even adults.  Click on a class below to find one you would like to attend.

Good Shepherd (Special Needs) – CCS Gymnasium

New Converts in Christ Class (Teen & Adult Ages) – Outside Portable Building Room 601
College & Career – CCS Library
Generations Class (for Young Married Couples) – CCS Great Room
King’s Messengers (All Ages)  – downstairs in Room 101
Conqueror’s Class (All Ages) – Baker Auditorium
Auditorium Bible Class (All Ages) – Main Church Auditorium
Royal Blue Class (Mature Adults) – Rooms 417/418

“A God’s help – not a self help program”

Reformers Unanimous is a faith-based ministry for those trapped in addiction, offering new life in Christ as the only reality capable of setting captives free.

A structured curriculum, which is marked by completed “challenges,” guides their progress and is designed to teach individuals the Biblical principles of true Spiritual prosperity.

Sustained victory is made possible by God’s grace and enabling when surrendered lives are yielded to His purpose and life plan.

The program, meeting every Tuesday evening from 7 pm – 9 pm, is divided into three segments summarized by one word – “TALK.” We talk to God (prayer and praise), we talk to each other (counsel circles), and we let God talk to us (Bible messages making God’s Word plainly heard.)

The family atmosphere of Reformers Unanimous provides accountability partners and allows time for hearing one another’s burdens. Classmates and leaders encourage each other to continue faithfully in their determination to find freedom in Christ, breaking their addiction. Reformers Unanimous works with both those addicted and their families in setting captives free. Childcare is offered, allowing both parents to attend the program.

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Probation reporting is provided for those individuals in program by court mandate. Contact is maintained with the judicial and probation departments on behalf of attendees. Letters of progress and recommendation are a routine part of the Reformers program.

The program is under the direction of Dr. Rick Holbrook. For more information, please call Pastor Holbrook at 410-876-3838, extension 317.

A Grief Recovery Support Group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. It’s a place to be with people who understand what you are feeling. At GriefShare you’ll receive valuable information about recovering from your grief and renewing your hope for the future. It is a Biblical based program to teach you how the Lord Jesus Christ can help you in your journey from mourning to joy. GriefShare is a 13-week program meeting on Tuesday evenings between 6:30 and 8:30 PM. at the church. For more information and a schedule of meeting dates and times, please visit our detailed GRIEFSHARE INFORMATION link.

For more information:
Contact Pastor Christopher Carabell
(410) 876-3838 ext. 337
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Divorce and Separation Recovery

Divorce among married couples has reached almost 60%. That is the reason for DivorceCare. It is a series of support groups and seminars conducted by people who understand what you are experiencing. Most importantly, you will learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.

At the DivorceCare meeting, you will become part of a small support group of people who are also experiencing separation and divorce. By interacting with these people, you will learn there are others who understand what you are experiencing and will be able to offer you sound biblical advice.

Hosted by Pastor, Chris Carabell and other qualified graduates of the program. These are folks that understand what you are facing and can help you make sound, biblical decisions for the future. You will be encouraged, prayed for, and loved as you interact with these godly leaders.

Some of the folks attending DivorceCare had this to say:

  • “The support group was great! Just knowing they are available is quite a comfort.””
  • “The leaders have real experience to share. The spiritual leaders are insightful and encouraging.”
  • “The program let me know that I am not the only one going through this difficult situation.”
  • “DivorceCare has made me more sensitive to the Lord and drawn me closer to Him.””
  • “I loved the support group! It was small and very informed with a low-key and relaxed atmosphere that made me comfortable.”

Is DivorceCare for you? If you are in a separation, this program is for you. Do not wait until you are divorced. It may save your marriage. We can give you sound direction before things get worse. If you are divorced, it will help you through the tough times and help you heal. If you have children, it will help you to help them.

The seminar is open to everyone in the community. The only cost is for the workbook ($15).

For more information and a schedule of meeting dates and times, please visit our detailed DIVORCECARE INFORMATION link . You may also contact Pastor Chris Carabell directly at 410-876-3838 x337, or use the contact form to receive a brochure or to schedule a time for counseling.

We also have other divorce related ministries available:
DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K)

Joyful Connections is a group for ladies of all ages that meets the first Monday of each month for prayer, Bible Study, and encouragement to one another. We meet on the first Monday evening of each month from 6:45 pm until 8:30 pm in Rooms 417 & 418 at the church.

For more information, please contact our church office at Church of the Open Door.

M.O.M.S. is a ministry of encouragement and support to mothers of all ages. We have moms in all stages in life, from moms of infants to mothers of high-schoolers. We meet twice each month during the school year to study God’s Word, talk about issues we all face on a daily basis, share advice and experiences, while enjoying a light breakfast together. We end each meeting in prayer for the needs for each mom and her family. Our topics have covered such things as Biblical Discipline, Godly Women throughout History, Realities of Marriage and Ideas on Economizing. This year our theme will be “An Unbroken Circle” and our theme verse will be from III John 1:4, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth”.

While we relax, laugh and cry together each meeting, our children are also learning. For homeschooling families we have a time for children ages 6 and up to use the Carroll Christian Library to complete assignments given by their mother. Art lessons are also available one meeting each month to this age group (free of charge). Children ages 3 – 5 enjoy a program where they hear Bible-based stories, have craft time, sing songs and have a snack. Nursery is provided for infants and children ages 2 and under. We have a wonderful group of volunteers who staff our children’s program and provide a loving and safe environment.

M.O.M.S. meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, beginning in September and continuing through May. We enjoy some special events throughout the year: Each January we have our “After Christmas Brunch” where we celebrate Christmas after all the rush is over. In the spring we have our Plant Exchange and finally we finish up each year with our “End of Year Tea” during the last meeting in May.

Check back near the beginning of the new school year to find out when M.O.M.S. starts up again!

For more information, call the Church Office at (410) 876-3838 or Alice Roche at (410) 876-2913

“Willing Hearts and Hands” is a ministry helping and encouraging those who are elderly or who may be shut-in due to illness or other physical limitations and are not able to get out and about.

Those working in this ministry visit various homes and rest homes and share the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through gifts of love and items made and given to those being visited. Gifts include hand-made lap blankets, hand-made greeting cards, candles and luminaries and other items of encouragement.

This ministry also allows those within the ministry to teach others how to crochet and knit various items as well as to skillfully create other gifts of love and encouragement that are then given to those loved ones and shut-ins during the various holiday seasons.

Our theme verse from God’s Word is found in Psalm 90:17b which says, “Establish thou the work of our hands upon us…”

If you are interested in helping in this ministry, there are various ways to do so.

– Through your donation of yarn and crochet and knitting needles

– Through your monetary donation to this ministry to help us purchase crochet and knitting supplies as well as other supplies and materials

– Through your donation of time and assistance in teaching other volunteers the skills of crocheting, knitting, and craft-making

For more information about specific meeting times and locations for “Willing Hearts and Hands”, please contact our church office at (410) 876-3838 or contact Mrs. Cindy Goodwin directly at (410) 848-3873.

Our Sunday School class for the deaf and hard of hearing is taught every Sunday morning at 9:45 am downstairs in Room 104.

Deaf interpretation is available for the 10:45 am Sunday morning service as well as for the 6:00 pm Sunday evening service.

Every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, our deaf and hard of hearing meet downstairs in Room 104 for Prayer and Bible Study.
For more information about our Deaf Ministry, please use the contact form.
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Men’s and Women’s Prayer Room

James 5:16 reminds us that “…The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” Every Sunday afternoon men and women in our church meet to pray for the various services and ministries of our church.

The Men meet in Room 417 and the Women meet in Room 301 each Sunday afternoon at 5:00 pm to pray for the various services and ministries of our church. We hope you will please come and be a part of either the Men’s Prayer group or the Women’s Prayer group as we lift up our petitions and make known our needs and supplications unto the Lord each Sunday before our evening service.
Visit our CALENDAR page to find more Church and Sunday School events for both men and women!