Community Focused=A Community Served

Jul 22, 2013  |     |   General

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. -Acts 2:42-47

The church in Acts was community-focused – something we as a society have almost forgotten. Our day-to-day interactions often revolve around our own needs or those of our families. While those are not bad pursuits, we can miss out on the benefits of community living as experienced by the early church.

Something awesome about the Mission is its sense of community; we have five separate residential facilities with over 450 residents, an outreach center that serves the Omaha-metro area, and a wonderful team of volunteers and staff, all under the Open Door Mission umbrella. Like the church in Acts, we value community and are committed to growing the body of believers. Whether through morning prayer meetings at the Lydia House, or community lunches at the Garland Thompson Men’s Center, we come together daily and intentionally.
PSH Apartments-serving low income families with affordable safe housing

Even better, we always welcome new members to our community and would love for you to be a part of it! Visit our website for any of our volunteer opportunities or current drives. We thank you always for all your support and prayers. God bless!

Amanda Vanderpool
Housing Department-Lydia House