Outreach

Soul Winner's Club


The Soul Winners’ Club is a simple yet proven and successful 12-point local church program that teaches you how to win your first person to the Lord Jesus Christ. Once you have completed the course, with God’s enabling help you will be able to win others to the Lord on a regular basis.

For more detailed information on the Soul Winner's Club click here.

Bus Ministry

The Open Door Bus Ministry is one of the central ministries of our church, reaching adults and children of our community with the Gospel of Christ. Our bus routes provide transportation from all over Carroll County, Maryland, as well as into Littlestown and Hanover, Pennsylvania for the Sunday morning services.

We have specialized routes for our handicapped riders as well as routes to local nursing home and assisted living facilities.

Every week we provide Sunday School classes and church services for all ages of children, teens and adults. Thoughout the year we have various events such as Neighborhood Bible Time, Skate Day, the Bus Fair and other exciting activities for our bus families.

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Contact

Dr. Dennis Atkinson

410-876-3838

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Reformers' Unanimous

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.

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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.

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.

Contact

Dr. Rick Holbrook

410-876-3838 x317

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Grief Share

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.

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Contact

Rev. Chris Carabell

410-876-3838 x337

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Divorce Care

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.

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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).

Contact

Rev. Chris Carabell

410-876-3838 x337

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Deaf Ministry

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.

Military Ministry

We support our nation’s military servicemen and servicewomen with our love, care, and prayers! Each year, Church of the Open Door provides Christmas Care Packages to those members or family members of our church who proudly serve overseas in our nation’s armed services.

Each week, we list one “Service Person of the Week” in our Church Prayer Bulletin, so if you have a family member who serves or who has recently been deployed, please please submit their name, their current address, the location where they are currently serving, as well as your name and the service person’s relationship to you.

Contact

Mrs. Alice Roche at (410) 876-2913 or at (443) 847-3478