OPEN DOOR Ministries
Open Door Ministries was started in April 2018 by Mike and Heather Gross. We are missionaries to the local church sent out of Grace Bible Baptist Church in New Paris, Indiana.
Our burden is to strengthen and encourage Bible-believing, gospel-preaching churches across America, specifically those that are without a pastor. Every church has a unique set of needs and we work work closely with them to meet those needs.
For churches that are without a pastor we provide pulpit supply, organizational helps, and help the church through the pastoral search process. Our goal is to assist each church in calling a pastor that is Biblically qualified and a right fit for their church and community.
Missionary to the Local Church
In between assisting churches through transitions, we are available to help pastors for a short time by aiding them with a variety of things including: medical/personal sabbaticals, discipleship classes, training workers, pulpit supply, hands on projects, and more!
OPEN DOOR Ministries consults with pastors and search committees, sharing fresh ministry ideas that could be implemented in their church. We do not claim to have all the answers, but we know the One who does!
Another way we are available to help churches is through missions conferences, revival meetings, and special services.
Many times a visitor's first impression of a church will determine whether or not they will make a second visit. A church that is poorly maintained or in disrepair often leaves members feeling discouraged and visitors uneasy. While hands-on projects are not our main focus, we feel they are important and we are equipped to help with projects (including minor building repairs and property maintenance) that will provide a welcoming environment and boost the overall morale of the congregation.