Past Events

Criticizing Jesus: The Words of Jesus

September 25, 2022 • 10:00am |Open Road Fellowship Church

In this five-week series, Criticizing Jesus: The Words of Jesus, we will look at the criticisms Jesus faced during his ministry. What does each criticism reveal about Jesus’s character, priorities, authority, and mission?

Jesus faced criticism because a righteous person should know better than to spend time with someone so unrighteous. Or, a good person should not be hanging out with “someone like that.” To put it colloquially, you might say, “I wouldn’t be caught dead with that person.” There was an expectation (and perhaps still is in the church) that a righteous person—that is, someone who does all the right things according to their understanding of God—would not turn around and associate with someone who, either intentionally or through ignorance, lives a life at odds with God. When they see Jesus acting in a way that contradicts their worldview, they are confused and critical of his behavior. Jesus is trying to show them that God values everyone.

Open Road Growth Track

September 24, 2022 • 10:00am |Mini-Chopper Room

The Open Road Growth Track exists to help you discover and develop your redemptive purpose and live the full life God created for you. The Open Road Growth Track is made up of four steps to guide you through this journey:

  1. Become a Member - Walk through our story as we explore the ministry of Open Road Fellowship Church.  Discover what makes Open Road Fellowship, from its humble beginnings, to where we are today, and to where we hope to be in the future.  Learn how membership leads to connecting with the individuals that make up Open Road Fellowship AND with our community.  Become a part of the vision we have for Open Road Fellowship. 
  2. Your Design - Dive into the details of your personality - what makes you who you are.  Explore the strengths and challenges of making the most of your personality.  Learn what spiritual gift(s) each of us has been given and how to develop these gifts for the purpose you have been designed.
  3. Develop your Leadership - Discover your purpose as you learn to strengthen your character and gifting to fulfill your leadership potential.  Discover your gifts and passions, and then learn to use them to make a difference in the lives of others.
  4. Join the Team - Make an impact as you connect to the opportunities available at Open Road.  Live out your purpose and serve others by using your God-given gifts.

Make sure and register here, because Lunch is provided.  

How To Friend

September 22, 2022 • 6:00pm |Open Road Fellowship Church

Friendships can be complicated. Add in the drama, pressures, constant connection, and hormones that play a part in today’s high school experience, and connecting with other humans can be really overwhelming. In this 3-week series, we’re going to take a look at how to navigate some of the most common experiences in our friendships with other people. Whether it’s being a great friend, finding the right friends, or figuring out how to step away from some friendships, it isn’t always easy. But, we
know this: The work to both find and be a great friend is worth it. The earlier teenagers learn how to build great friendships, the better their future relationships will be. That’s why we’re offering a way for high schoolers to learn how to friend.

Think about this. What’s the last bad decision you made? Or maybe I’ll ask it this way—when’s
the last time you made a decision that got you in trouble? Whatever it was, you thought, How could this happen to me? But here’s the deal: The common denominator in all of those choices was you!  We aren’t just innocent bystanders. We are participants. But what’s also true is that many of those decisions weren’t made by ourselves. A lot of times, the reason we did what we did is because there were other influences involved. Ultimately, your friends will have a big influence on your quality of life now and where your life ends up later. Here’s the bad news: friends can pull us down. Here’s the good news: they can also pull us up. Friends are a big deal. So, let’s talk about how to be a friend, and how to maintain the right type of friendships that are better for you in the long run.


Criticizing Jesus: The Words of Jesus

September 18, 2022 • 10:00am |Open Road Fellowship Church

In this five-week series, Criticizing Jesus: The Words of Jesus, we will look at the criticisms Jesus faced during his ministry. What does each criticism reveal about Jesus’s character, priorities, authority, and mission?

If you don’t believe in spiritual warfare and the powers of darkness, then a lot of what Jesus did and taught will seem like nonsense. But knowing he is all-powerful over the forces of evil means you can turn to him in your time of need.

Plantation Park & Friends Block Party

September 17, 2022 • 9:00am |Plantation Park Elementary School

** SEPTEMBER SERVE DAY **

Good Food... Jump Houses... Popcorn... Snow Cones...  FUN!!

It's time to up our game. How? By not only making a difference in the lives of kindergartners but now, let's introduce ourselves and Jesus to the entire community. We're going to throw a huge block party for the neighborhood around Plantation Park. This will be a serve day so sign up and plan to have a great time. 

How To Friend

September 15, 2022 • 6:00pm |Open Road Fellowship Church

Friendships can be complicated. Add in the drama, pressures, constant connection, and hormones that play a part in today’s high school experience, and connecting with other humans can be really overwhelming. In this 3-week series, we’re going to take a look at how to navigate some of the most common experiences in our friendships with other people. Whether it’s being a great friend, finding the right friends, or figuring out how to step away from some friendships, it isn’t always easy. But, we
know this: The work to both find and be a great friend is worth it. The earlier teenagers learn how to build great friendships, the better their future relationships will be. That’s why we’re offering a way for high schoolers to learn how to friend.

Anytime you mix two complex human beings in a close relationship, it isn’t always easy to understand and maintain peace. Friendships take a lot of work. Growing up, we weren’t taught how to be friends. With that being said, our friendships are usually formed by default. We don’t put any more thought into it than that. And this is totally normal and natural, but it certainly doesn’t mean that we’ll have great friendships. Why? Because friendship is hard. When it comes to friendship . . .

  • Things are always changing.
  • You’re not always sure where you stand with friends.
  • Expectations aren’t always met.

When it comes to friendship, we all tend to focus on what we’re not getting from the people in our lives. Here’s the good news: what we’re talking about today—and in this series—has the potential to be a game-changer when it comes to the way we approach all aspects of friendship.


Criticizing Jesus: The Words of Jesus

September 11, 2022 • 10:00am |Open Road Fellowship Church

In this five-week series, Criticizing Jesus: The Words of Jesus, we will look at the criticisms Jesus faced during his ministry. What does each criticism reveal about Jesus’s character, priorities, authority, and mission?

We must discover and proclaim who Jesus said he was and is—whether the implications challenge us or comfort us.

The Good Life

September 8, 2022 • 6:00pm |Hangar 316

Do teenagers want to live the good life? Of course they do—we all do! But which version? The traveling influencer? The star athlete? The brilliant artist? Something new and different than what most people think? No matter what version teenagers hope for, many students are looking for help with figuring out how to find it. In this series, we’ll learn how the Holy Spirit helps us to experience more of the life we were created to live. And throughout this five week series, teenagers may just discover a version of life, and a way to do high school, that is better than they ever could have imagined.

In this series, we’ve been talking all about fruit. Not the food kind, but the supernatural kind. One of the ways we see the fruit of God’s Spirit in and around us is by asking this question: Where did you see God today? But here’s the problem, though: It’s not always easy to see God. Or it’s not easy to see these characteristics of God in the world around us. What if God actually wants more for us when it comes to how we see other people? What if we could start experiencing more of the good life by beginning to see more of the good in other people?

Criticizing Jesus: The Words of Jesus

September 4, 2022 • 10:00am |Open Road Fellowship Church

In this five-week series, Criticizing Jesus: The Words of Jesus, we will look at the criticisms Jesus faced during his ministry. What does each criticism reveal about Jesus’s character, priorities, authority, and mission?

Today we start a new series on the criticisms that Jesus faced. A survey of the Gospels will show you that Jesus took a lot of criticism: from Pharisees, from scribes, from Herodians, from Romans, even from members of his own family. Some of the criticism was surprisingly harsh, and yet he kept preaching and
teaching the kingdom and being obedient to God. Each criticism of Jesus gives us a unique perspective on his life and ministry.

Labor Day Baptism Celebration

September 3, 2022 • 11:00pm |3 State Harley-Davidson

Have you recently accepted Christ... if so, let me take a second to tell you congratulations on making the best decision you could ever make. But what now?

Honestly, there are so many things, but here are two essential things. Get a bible and begin to read it. Not just to read it, but to allow God to speak to you through His word, and you'll develop an every growing relationship with Jesus Christ. That's number 1... 2nd thing to do is, and this is just as important... Get Baptized... Yes, get baptized... It's what we believe is the next step. Why, the easiest answer is, Jesus did it. He was obedient to be baptized, and so should we. 

So if you're a believer in Jesus Christ and you are ready to show the world that you are, make plans for Baptism at the 3 State Harley-Davidson Labor Day party.  How cool will it be to get baptized at a motorcycle rally?

Sign up, we'll have a "Dunk" shirt for you.

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