Our Mission Statement:
We gather together to be nurtured and challenged, discover what it means to follow Jesus, and engage our lives with God’s empowering presence in the world.
Open Door Christian Community is a ministry of The Wesley Foundation of Philadelphia at Drexel University. Open Door is committed to supporting the spiritual lives of students, regardless of background and creates a safe and welcoming place in which students can explore what it means to live a spiritual life. We seek to foster students' spiritual development through Christian discipleship rooted in scripture and mission outreach. We reach a broad group of students from different backgrounds who come together to expand their worldview through conversation and community service.
We value authentic relationships, mutual care and respect where we are free to be our whole selves--all that God has created and is creating us to be. And a place where--in relationship with God and each other--we are nurtured and challenged to grow toward the fullness of life which is our calling, and to explore together what it means to follow Jesus.
We believe the journey of faith is both inward and outward, personal and social; personal in the ways we relate to God and experience God's presence in our lives; social in the ways we reflect God's love for all people and all of creation, moving as Jesus did beyond token acts of charity to ongoing work for justice and peace in our own communities and throughout the world. Through worship, study, prayer, fellowship, service and social action, we seek to deepen our understanding and practice of Christianity.