Small Groups


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Small groups foster connection, closeness, and community within the Open Door Family. Explore our small groups to connect with other believers who share your interests, are at a common stage of life, or are at a similar place in their walk with Christ.


Spiritual Boot Camp For Men

Group 1: Meets Sundays at 5 p.m., location to be announced
Leader: Bro. Darryl Gaskins

What We're Studying: Armor of God by Dr. Tony Evans
The group will be a self-care (study) group for men to come and learn how to equip themselves against the enemy of our souls. Also, it
will be a time for men to come out of isolation and share their experiences, failures, and victories with other brothers who are going
through similar issues.


Dancing With a Purpose

Meets Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m. as weather permits at 106 SW 6th St. Gainesville, FL
Leader: Sis. Gwendolyn Anderson-Green with Dance Instructor Wanda Lloyd

The group will be a self-care (activity-based) group that will dancercise. Also, it will provide a time for women to fellowship and support
the STEM Project (a project designed to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and their associated practices that
create a student-centered learning environment) through dancing and donations.

Success from the Inside Out

Meeting Time: TBA
Leaders: Sis. Tamicka Griffin and Sis. Sherolyn Spencer

What We're Studying: Success from the Inside Out: Power to Rise from the Past to a Fulfilling Future by Lady Nona Jones
As ‘Success from the Inside Out’ is an empowering guide to find healing from the past, the study group will read, process, and discuss
concepts designed to assist with moving with hope into the future.


Marriage Harmony

Meets 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 5 p.m., location to be announced
Leaders: Pastor Samuel and Mother Margaret Jones

What We're Studying: How to Honor Marriage as a Covenant Between God and Man
A covenant is more than just a commitment - it is the most sacred of all pledges and promises. The covenant of marriage is a solemn,
lifelong oath before God between a husband and a wife to love and honor each other according to God's word. Learn more about the
practical application of honoring your marriage as a covenant between you, your spouse and God.


Youth Ministry Small Group

Meets Thursdays, 7 p.m., location to be announced
Leaders: John Clemens and Larry Harris

What We're Studying: TBD
This group will help youth to develop an understanding of their purpose and navigate the storms of life. While doing so, they will also
develop life skills according to principles of the word of God.

Boys of Strength and Honor

Meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m., location to be announced
Leaders: Timothy Jones, Jr. with assistance from Lady Nona Jones

What We're Studying: TBD
This group will be a study group for 2nd through 5th grade males to fellowship and discuss principles of God’s Word.


Online Prayer and Bible Study

Meets Mondays, 7 p.m. on Facebook / or join the Open Door Online Facebook group
Leaders: Bro. Gregory and Sis. Cynthia Tennell

What We're Studying: The Bible
This group is a study group that focuses on teaching believers how to pray and study the word of God. During the Winter – Spring Small
Group Semester, the group will focus on teaching the importance of a personal relationship with God and preparing for the end times.

Mid-Week Bible Study

Meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m. on Facebook / or join the Open Door Online Facebook group
Leaders: Pastor Timothy Jones, Sr.

What We're Studying: The Bible
The study group will focus on studying books of the Bible and current day topics to strengthen the Faith of believers. Topics will include
the book of Ephesians, managing your finances during a pandemic, personal and spiritual growth, and how to remained focused on your
relationship with God in turbulent seasons.

Session Objectives:

  • Spiritual Growth
  • Knowledge of the Word of God
  • Financial Freedom