open door news
Now hiring Staff & Summer interns
February 14th, 2019
Want to be a part of the work God is doing in urban Denver? We are currently looking to fill a number of full-time, part-time, and summer internship positions!
We are currently recruiting college-aged students to serve with us for the Summer of 2019. Internships are available in our Learning Center, Nonprofit Management, Urban Immersion, Family Room, and more! Free housing is provided for summer interns.
We are now immediately hiring for the following staff positions: Esther House Assistant Director, Family Room Assistant, Maintenance Technician, Preschool Teacher, and Westside Youth Coordinator.
Thank you for helping us spread the word as we look for the individuals God has called to join the ODM team!
New Saturday Breakfast Opportunity
February 8th, 2019
We have been serving Sunday night dinners to our community through The Table ministry for 19 years. In addition to our Sunday evening meal, in April we are expanding The Table ministry to include a Saturday morning breakfast!
The Table invites groups (Sunday schools, life groups, youth groups, work groups, family, etc.) to prepare and serve a meal to our community, many of whom are experiencing homelessness. As this new part of our ministry begins, we are looking for volunteer groups who are willing to serve on a monthly or semi-regular basis on Saturday mornings.
We ask that groups come from 7:30 -10:30 AM on Saturday and provide the food and supplies to dish up about 125-150 servings of breakfast.
If you would like to sign up for a single Saturday or want to make the commitment to serve monthly please contact Jessica Wilson at email@example.com. If you have any questions and want to discuss this new opportunity further, please contact Jessica.
P.S. We also have an opening to serve dinner on Sunday, February 24th. This is unique because usually we don't have availability to do Sunday nights this early in the year. Please contact Jessica to sign up to serve dinner this month!
Equipping everyone to serve
January 30th, 2019
At Open Door, we serve a diverse group of individuals from all walks of life and we firmly believe that each person in our community has an important role in God’s Kingdom. There’s a place for everyone to serve and contribute at ODM, no matter physical ability, spiritual maturity, appearance, or financial status. This is why we created the Very Important Volunteer (VIV) program in the Family Room.
Our VIVs serve in many capacities, including mopping the floor, answering the phone, cleaning the windows, sorting donations, refilling coffee, you name it. This allows ministry participants to take ownership of the work happening at ODM and to continue to grow in their journey with Christ.
On Sunday we threw a big party to celebrate our committed volunteers. We hosted over 100 people, served a beautiful array of food, and raffled off lots of prizes. We also gave each volunteer a personal note to thank them for their service to Open Door. We are grateful to work together with some amazing people to further the Kingdom of God in Denver!
Street2life now offering embroidery
January 24th, 2019
Street2Life Print Shop has been an incredible vehicle to provide job experience, show grace, and share Christ with those coming out of homelessness, addictions and incarceration. Since its inception in 2012, S2L has employed over 30 individuals and grown into a successful business.
After receiving several requests for custom embroidery, Street2Life decided to explore adding embroidery to the t-shirt printing business. We were excited when a church partner gave a generous donation for the purchase of an embroidery machine. As we began the search, we learned the cost was still far beyond our means. This was until we found a business that had a floor model embroidery machine for sale for almost the exact amount donated to us! It’s amazing to see God provide in every aspect of our ministry.
Street2Life is thrilled to be able to offer custom embroidery services to their clients, starting today! We hope that as this part of the business expands we are able to open up more jobs to those we serve. Street2Life can work with custom designs and embroider on polos, fleece, jackets, t-shirts, puffy vests, you name it! Visit them at street2life.com to get a quote and to see the unique ways we’re serving the Denver community.
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