Church of the open door

Troop OH-222's Charter Organization is Church of the Open Door.  The troop is owned and operated by the church. The church is active in selecting its adult leaders, and integrating the troop into the life of the church. Attendance or membership at Church of the Open Door is not a requirement for membership in the troop.

Church of the Open Door in Lorain County is a church that LOVES GOD with everything we have,  LOVES PEOPLE with a love that comes from God, and LIVES SURRENDERED to what God has planned for us as individuals and as a church.

We have a clear mission that comes from the Great Commission of Jesus (Co-Mission: Christ's mission that we accomplish together) in Matthew 28:19, "Go therefore and make disciples..." A disciple is one who is learning to become like their master. Our Master is Jesus Christ. Therefore, our mission is to produce spiritually mature followers of Jesus Christ. At Open Door, we put it like this: "Leading People in the Adventure of Becoming Like Christ."

We are one church in multiple locations: Elyria, Avon Lake, Vermilion, OH and the Dominican Republic. Every campus location has the same great worship, programming, and messages from God's Word, by Pastor Jim Mindling.

To learn more about the church, please visit