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Plan A Visit

Service times, directions, and what to expect upon your first visit to The Open Door

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Getting to know each other

We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at The Open Door a great one!



9:00 am – Coffee & Donuts

9:15 am – Connect Classes

10:30 am – Worship


5:30 pm – Dinner

6:15 pm – Bible Study

The nursery is available for toddlers.

Bible study formats are available for all ages.

Dinner is $4 a person, max $12 per family to offset the cost of groceries. Your first visit is complimentary.


1709 Dulles Drive

Lafayette, LA

Dulles Drive is currently under construction resulting in The Open Door church accessible only via N. Domingue avenue.

What can I expect?

How long is a The Open Door service?

In total, an Open Door service is about one and half hours in length. Services begin with our worship pastor Chap Gary and the worship team leading the church in music - song lyrics are projected onto the screen so you can sing along and/or engage with worship however you feel most comfortable. Feel free to raise your hands in worship.

After the music portion of service is complete, one of our elders or church leaders will come out to pray over the service, as well as the offering collected at that time. Finally our Pastor will begin his scripture-filled message for the day. At the end, Pastor will invite anyone to come to the front of the church, also known as the altar, to pray or to pray with an altar team member. The service concludes with announcements and a closing prayer.

What's the culture like at The Open Door?

Sunday's at The Open Door are exciting, casual, and relaxed. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest.

What about my kids?

We provide safe and nurturing nursery classes for all children from toddler-age to 5 years old during our service.

Your children are welcome to remain in the sanctuary with you; however, should you choose to use our children ministry services, our greeters can assist you with getting your children to their areas.

Children in kindergarten to 6th grade are invited to attend Children's Church held on the second floor of the Education Building. at 10:30 to 12:00.

Before our regular service, they are all invited to be a part of a Connect Class.

Junior high and high school students meet in the Fellowship Hall, while younger children have Connect Bible study classes on the second floor of the Education Building. Children are separated by grade level.

Have special needs or diet restrictions? We would be happy to assist. Please make our nursery workers aware of any questions, concerns, or special needs you may have or contact Hollie Ward.

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