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A Summer of leadership development
July 9th, 2019


Summer on the Open Door block is one of our favorite times of the year because we love our summer interns! At the end of of May, eight college-aged students joined the ODM team to serve in our various ministries. Each intern is filling an important role to support our staff and programs through the busy summer months.

As the season has progressed, it’s been a joy to watch each of them learning and growing in their areas of service. They are making a meaningful impact as they work in our Still Waters homes, with our Urban Immersion teams, in Street2Life Print Shop, and with the kids in the Learning Center. We love their fresh energy and excitement about what God is doing through Open Door!

This program is just one of many ways that Open Door invests in leadership development. We focus on raising up urban ministry leaders through our Next Step Internship program in the Youth Center, through our Very Important Volunteer Program in the Family Room, through housing people at Nehemiah Leadership Hall, and by hiring staff who have come through our programs.

We are excited to watch as our interns, students, and program participants continue to make an impact for God’s kingdom in the city of Denver and beyond.

ODM Golf tournament: August 19th


Join us for the 15th Annual Golf Tournament, supporting Open Door Ministries!

Monday, August 19th, 2019
Pinehurst Country Club, Denver
9:00 AM Shotgun Start
$200 per golfer | $750 per foursome

Get your foursome team ready for the beautiful August weather. You never know, you maybe win a door prize or get to shoot a golf canon right on the course!

Want to promote your business while supporting the mission of ODM? Consider a sponsorship:

Gold Sponsor - $5000
- Includes 3 Tournament Foursomes ($2250 Value), 1 Foursome at VIP Golf Day at Pinehurst in August, Customized Individual Banner, Tee Box Sign

Silver Sponsor - $3000
- Includes 2 Tournament Foursomes ($1500 Value), 1 Foursome at VIP Golf Day at Pinehurst in August, Tee Box Sign

Hole Sponsor - $1000
- Includes 1 Tournament Foursome ($750 Value), Tee Box Sign

Sign up today at

Meet willa, esther House resident
june 6th, 2019


We love taking the time to celebrate with our Still Waters ladies when we see God working in amazing ways! Willa came to Esther House as a single expectant mother. She had been a victim of abuse at every level, including human trafficking. Here are some words directly from Willa:

“I didn’t know what I was going to do when I got pregnant. I was scared and honestly didn’t know if I had it in me. Everybody else told me I didn’t. But my firm belief is that God didn’t believe what they believed. He gave me my baby because he believed something better for me. And now I’ve bought into that truth. I’m really lucky. I’m loved. I wake up every day knowing that everyone around me loves me and values me as a person. It’s God’s way of helping me grow and I’ll just let him do what he’s doing because he’s doing a really good job at it.”

Our Still Waters Housing staff threw Willa a huge baby shower to welcome her little guy into the world. Willa has also been participating in our job training program, Open Door to Success. We gathered together yesterday for a prayer commissioning - a time to pray over Willa before the arrival of her son and the start of her future plans. She is enrolled to start classes at the Community College of Denver to study CNC Machine Programing. We are excited to see what God will continue to do in and through Willa’s life!

RFTD5K Procrastinator’s Sale!


We’re two days away from our favorite day of the summer… that is, Run for the Door 5K! We’re coming together as a community to raise funds and awareness for Open Door Ministries as we address the root causes of poverty in urban Denver and you can STILL join us!

10th Annual Run for the Door 5K
Saturday, June 1st, Cheesman Park, 8:30 AM
$35 Adults | $25 Kiddos | $100 for Families of 4+

Since it’s our 10th Annual run, TODAY ONLY we’re offering 10% OFF all registrations. For all you procrastinators out there, use code TAKE10 to save on your run registration at

Not only will you be able to support Open Door Ministries, but you’ll be able to kick off your summer with:

  • A beautiful morning walking/running in Cheesman Park

  • Pancakes from Flippin’ Flapjacks

  • Inflatable obstacle course and bounce house

  • Caffeinated beverages from Dirt Coffee

  • Stackable foam

  • Banomanom Ice Cream

  • Prizes for fastest runners, strollers, dogs, & best costumes

  • A chance to make an impact in your community!

Online registration closes at midnight on Friday, but you can still sign up on the spot in Cheesman on Saturday. Can’t wait to see you there!


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