Open Door Fellowship is a gathering of people that belong to Jesus Christ. We have been bought by blood, called by grace, and gathered into a local body to be built by Him and for Him. These realities are so wonderful we can hardly believe they are true.
More specifically, we are an independent Bible church, centered upon the gospel, that has been planted by another area church: Church of the Open Door in Leavenworth, Kansas.
An “independent Bible church” means we do not have a denominational connection. While we place a high value on partnering with other biblically sound churches, we are not controlled by any outside entity. As a Bible church, the Word of God is our first and final authority. We happily submit to what He has revealed, thankful that He has given us all we need for “life and godliness” (2 Pet. 1:3).
When we speak of being centered upon the gospel, we mean that Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection for the forgiveness of our sin has transformed us into a people who trust in God’s power to change lives, and who seek holy living according to gospel realities. The gospel is the power of God (Rom. 1:16), and it now defines everything for us. The gospel teaches us about where our identity rests and why. It transforms how we relate to people. It affects how we respond to suffering. It models how we do marriage. It informs us about true love. It empowers humble service. It frees us from fear, sinful habits, and sinful emotions. It truly is good news, and it is our joy to spread this message far and wide.
Additionally, we are committed to expository preaching, fostering growth through personal discipleship, creating community through true biblical fellowship, and being missions-minded through giving, going, and sending for gospel advance around the world.