Small Groups


living. learning. growing. Together.
at Open Door Ministries

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

Meeting Times: TBD
Leader: Bro. Darryl Gaskins

What We’re Studying:
What starts out as a moral problem, quickly becomes a brain problem. Often, men who've tried to quit have failed because they don't understand the brain. Understanding the brain is so important in this battle. Men in sexual bondage go through a cycle of triggering, ritual and acting out. Discover how to renew your mind and break destructive patterns.
*Please contact Darryl Gaskins at (352) 284-7953 for more info.


Millennial-ish Wives

Meets bi-weekly Thursdays
Leader: Lady Nona Jones, Jillian Dinius, Sherrell Harmon & Christ-Lynn Smith

What We’re Doing:
This group is designed to minister to the needs of wives based on biblical principles.
*Please contact Christ-Lynn Smith at (786) 590-9741 for more info.

Life’s Healing Choices

Meets Tuesdays, 6:00p.m.
Leader: Sherolyn Spencer

What We’re Doing:
This small group, following the Beatitudes, teaches women the fundamental steps in recognizing and releasing hurts that keep one from finding real answers, real hope and enjoying God’s promises.
*Please contact Sherolyn Spencer at (352) 339-1733 for more info.


Seasoned Sisters in Christ

Meets Monthly
Leader: Deloris Rentz

What We’re Doing:
This small group plans outings, activities, and gatherings for ladies aged 60 and older. The group focuses on enjoying food, fellowship, and fun in order to build relationships and grow as Christians.
*To receive additional information, please contact Sister Deloris Rentz at 352-316-0955.

Women of Design

Meets the 4th Monday of each month
Leader: Cora Cooper & Seletta Henry

What We’re Doing:
This group is a senior ladies’ fellowship group that fellowships over creating greeting cards.
*Please contact Mrs. Cooper at (352) 494-7020 or Mrs. Henry at (352) 215-2723 for more info.

“Singles, Let’s Chat & Chew!”

Day, time and location will be announced
Leader: Robertoa CL Reed

What We’re Doing:
This small group is a nutrition education cooking class for single parents and their children. As singles have a lot on their plate, we hope through the classes to fill their plates with Godly love, kinship, fun, and nutritional food.
*Please contact Robertoa CL Reed at (215) 266-6294 or for more info.


SWAG (Serve Worship And Glorify)

Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays, at 6:30p.m.
Leader: Larry Harris

What We’re Studying:
This small group for middle and high school students of SWAG Youth will develop a better understanding of relationship and discipleship of the Kingdom of God.
*Please contact Bro. Larry Harris at for additional info.


Ministerial and Pastor Ordination Program

Meets Saturdays, 10:00a.m., at Open Door
Leader: Pastor Timothy Jones, Sr.

What We’re Studying:
This multi-semester program is designed to license Ministers of the Gospel and Ordain Pastors. The program will provide a comprehensive overview of how to Interpret Scripture, Understanding the Old and New Testaments, The Gospels, the Apostles’ letters, The Book of Revelation, Effective Counseling, Sermon Preparation, Administering Communion, Officiating Weddings and Funerals, and many other topics.
*Please contact Sister Jackie Douglas at 352-422-3170 to schedule
a time to speak with Pastor Tim.

 “Journey to Christ”
Meets Tuesdays, 6:00p.m.
Leader: Kevin Levin & Avenura Pericles

What We’re Doing:
This small group is geared towards young adults from age 18 to 28. Learning how to grow in Christ and navigate the narrow road while living in a world of chaos.
*To receive additional information, please text Kevin Levin at (786) 205-1650.

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“Identifying the Iniquities of the Forefathers and Breaking Generational Curses”

Meets Tuesdays, 6:30p.m.-7:30p.m., at Open Door, in the Fellowship Hall.
Leaders: Greg and Cynthia Tennell

What We’re Studying:
Do you recognize any of these spiritual problems in your family bloodline?
Explosive anger, bitterness, control, deception, sexual immorality, manipulation, fear, self-rejection, lust, meanness, depression, argumentative, adultery, superiority, indifference, laziness, poverty, alcoholism, and sicknesses. You might be dealing with iniquity and generational curses.
*To receive additional information, please contact Greg and Cynthia at