Serving others is our mission.

"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:10 NIV)

Realizing and receiving Jesus' amazing love is a life-changing experience!  We begin to learn all that he desires for his people - his love, his contentment, his providence, and his purposes.  God lays before us the amazing task of sharing his message with the world, and then he provides every tool we need to accomplish that mission.  In the Christian life, we are never left out to dry - not knowing what to do or being without the resources to do it.  God uses the Bible and his people to help us figure it all out.  All that is needed from us is a willing spirit, which he helps to encourage. 

It may take a little while to realize exactly what you are supposed to do or how God has prepared you, but there is no getting around it. Each of us has special gifts and talents to be used for the glory of God. Serving God and others, in whatever form, is our call in life. Doing the work God has prepared for us is what every redeemed believer was created for.

Because we are prone to make mistakes, God has brought our faith community together to support one another, spur each other on in love, and follow where he leads.

We hope that everyone who visits will find a home here, and will learn daily how God is equipping and empowering us for service. Take some time to explore some of the serving options here. By no means is this list final. We will always do everything in our power to carry out whatever task God desires of us.

Ministries Designed to Serve people, Share Jesus and Send servants

Each of us has been designed with special gifts and talents to assist and serve. 

United we form a completed body.

ALL of these ministries are looking for additional assistance; some need leaders.

Please review the following ministries to see where your gifts and talents may be plugged in to give a helping hand, to complete the body’s work.

Fellowship and Serving Together

“Give and it will be given to you.  A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.  For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” Luke 6:38

We believe that God creates each individual uniquely, enabling them to build his kingdom with many talents and skills.  We hope that you will find an area where your gifts can be used and developed in the following list.  As a growing church, we seek to serve where the Lord is leading, so if you have an idea or suggestion for a new ministry to develop, please speak with the Equipping Team:  Bev Conry or Joe Richert.

Please note - an asterisk (*) after a person’s name indicates a church employee.

WORSHIP

ARTS & ALTAR
Periodically assist in setup, maintenance, and care of altar supplies and materials for worship.
Contact Person:  Cindy Prince - (734) 699-0290

CHILDREN’S CHURCH=SUNDAY SCHOOL
Provide an age-appropriate education activity during the sermon for children aged 4-10, including crafts, biblical lessons, and music.
Contact Persons:  Kristy Grannis * (734) 699-5000
Brenda Leonard (734) 699-1318

COMMUNION SERVERS
After instruction from Pastor, members at Open Arms are able to serve communion during worship.
Contact Person:  Bev Conry (734) 699-5000

G.A.P. (GOD ANSWERS PRAYER)
Support the spiritual needs of those in worship by being available for private prayer during worship services.
Contact Person:  Kim Fink (734) 709-6361

GREETERS
Provide a friendly welcome to those arriving for worship services.  May assist with opening doors or directing to other areas as needed.
Contact Person:  Brenda Bucholz (734) 358-6223

USHER TEAM
Support the worship service by welcoming worshipers to the sanctuary, helping to find seats, and providing bulletins and Bibles.
Contact Person:  Brenda Bucholz - (734) 358-6223

WELCOME CENTER
Provide support to worshipers in the lobby on Sunday mornings, offering assistance with questions, name tags, or additional information.
Contact Person:  Brenda Bucholz - (734) 358-6223

WORSHIP DESIGN TEAM
Meets on a regular basis with Pastor and team members to plan worship services
Contact Person: Sara Conry (734) 697-9452

WORSHIP MUSIC TEAM
Leads the congregation in singing during worship. Vocalists and instrumentalists (guitar, bass, piano, drums) are recruited as needed from the congregation.
Contact Persons:  Dale Bucholz - (734) 358-6200

DISCIPLESHIP

COUPLES MINISTRY
This ministry reaches out to couples in our church.  It is our goal that all couples will have that wonderful relationship that God has so intended for us.
Contact Person: 

LIFE GROUPS
Multiple small group meetings that provide care and opportunities for spiritual and relational growth.
Contact Person:  Pastor Michael Grannis (952) 686-3046

MENS MINISTRY
Plan and support ministries for the men of Open Arms.
Contact Person: 

WOMENS MINISTRY
Plan and support ministries for the women of Open Arms.
Contact Person:  

YOUTH MINISTRY/CONFIRMATION
Designed for junior high/high school youth to meet regularly and learn about God’s love and direction in a fun and lively setting.
Contact Person:  Rev. Michael Grannis (734) 699-5000

HOMELESS MINISTRY
Clothing donations and meals (every other month) for the homeless in the Cass Corridor. Youth assemble the meals.
Contact Person:  Kara Garcia (734) 461-1993

MEDICAL SUPPLY SHARING
Receive donations of new or gently used medical supplies to be shared with the community.  Items are distributed free of charge.
Contact Person:  Kara Garcia (734) 461-1993

SUNDAY HOSPITALITY
Assists by setting up refreshments for Sunday worship services (drinks, coffee, and snacks), including cleanup after the service.
Contact Person:  Jan Godlesky (734) 697-6678

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)
Vacation Bible School is held one week every summer to teach and proclaim God’s love to children from 4 to 10 years of age.
Contact Person:  Kristy Grannis (734) 699-5000

VISITATION TEAM
This Team makes a “welcome home” visit to all new guests soon after their first Sunday in worship.  They also visit new Childcare families.
Contact Person:  Pastor Michael Grannis (952) 686-3046

DAY CARE MINISTRY

BRIDGE EVENTS CHILDCARE
Special Events done to bridge childcare and church together.
Contact Person:  Greta Bower * (734) 699-5000

CHILDCARE CENTER
Our Childcare ministry is a great place to serve, pray, share, and volunteer.
Contact Person:  Greta Bower * (734) 699-5000

NURSERY CARE FOR WORSHIP
Under the supervision of the daycare director, provide loving care for infants and children aged 0-3 during worship services.
Contact Person:  Peggy Pace (734) 485-6240

FACILITIES

FACILITIES TEAM
Participate in planning and carrying out regular maintenance projects for the church and daycare facility.
Contact Person:  Don Wellman (734) 697-8904

POWER POINT
Support the worship service by controlling audio and visual elements, including sermon recordings.
Contact Person:  Ted Bower (734) 276-2673

SOUNDBOARD
Support the worship service by controlling the soundboard for the Worship Team and Pastor.
Contact Person:  David Brodoski (734) 673-0028

WORSHIP SEATING SETUP
Assist in setting up chairs or other furniture needs for Sunday worship or special services.
Contact Person:  Bev Conry (734) 699-5000

WEBSITE
Maintain and over see the Church/Childcare website.
Contact Person: Renee Roullier (734) 325-2300