Past Events

Open Road Kid's Church

April 11, 2021 • 10:00am |Mini-Chopper Room

Mini-Choppers (K - 5th):

Who is Jesus? He is God’s Son, and He is exactly who we need when we need Him. In this 4-week series, our kids will get to know Jesus as their Savior. He’s the King of all kings who makes all things new. He’s our light when we feel lost and our empathetic healer when we are suffering. 

All Things New... You can help Jesus make all things new. Ask Him what He made you to do.

Click here for documents:  Konnect Card 

Tiny Tykes (pre-K): 

Jesus gave us exactly what we needed. He showed love for EVERYONE when He died for EVERYONE’S sins on the cross. Three days later, He came back to life! When we choose to follow Jesus, He takes the sin right out of our hearts, so we can love others the way He loves us.  Join us as we journey through our new series - It Is Finished.

Jesus didn’t just show love to the people He liked. He showed love to everyone. He will help you show love to everyone, just like He did!

I show love to everyone... no matter who they are!

Click here for documents:  Adventure Book, Parent Conversation Card

God On Film

April 11, 2021 • 10:00am |Open Road Fellowship Church

God on Film

This four-week series uses Scripture and scenes from blockbuster movies over the last few decades to remind us that we all play an important part in the story of God’s plan of salvation for the world. Whether through public demonstrations of our faith, or creating a place of belonging for the lost, we are called to participate in the story of God’s love for this world. 

God’s love saved us and saves others through us. God loves you no matter what, and that love has the power to redeem you from all of your sins. The Bible gives us a story which provides us with meaning—and movies, as well as novels, can give us a glimpse of a meaningful life. 

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Service time is at 10:00am... we will be live-streaming the service online at Open Road Fellowship.  

Open Road Students

April 8, 2021 • 6:00pm |Worship Center

You know that feeling you get when someone makes you a big promise? You probably feel excited, but
you might feel a little skeptical too — especially when that promise gets delayed . . . and delayed again . . . and again. If you have to wait long enough for something you were promised, you might start to wonder when you've waited long enough. Eventually, you might even give up hope. In this 4-week series, Waitlistedwe'll meet a handful of people from Scripture who each spent a long time waiting on God. From the stories of Abraham and Sarah, Paul and Silas, King David, and Joseph, we'll discover that God has a plan, but we might have to wait for it, and we'll be reminded that, while we're waiting, God is faithful, God is listening, and we should never give up, because God’s not giving up on us.

Have you ever had to wait for something you really really wanted? At first, the waiting is kind of fun, right? While you wait, the anticipation builds because, when the waiting is finally over, you know you’re going to have the best day ever. But what happens when that day gets delayed? Maybe you’re a little disappointed, but you can be patient. But then it’s delayed again. And again. And again. Soon, you start to wonder if it’s ever going to happen at all, or if you should just give up hope. It’s not a great feeling, but it’s a feeling a lot of us can identify with — and for some of us, it’s because we’ve been waiting on God. Like Abraham and Sarah, who waited for years for God to give them a child, or the people of Israel who waited even longer for God to save them, here’s the message you and I often need to hear: God has a plan, but we might have to wait for it.

Join us as we study from the Word of God to grow as the "sons and daughters of God."  We also will take time out for some fun and games, relaxing and connecting with each other.  See ya' there!!

Easter Sunday

April 4, 2021 • 10:00am |Open Road Fellowship Church

Easter Sunday

In the face of social turmoil, political unrest, illness and even death, we can live with confidence because Jesus rose from the dead. But, before you can be confident that Jesus rose from the dead, you have to have confidence that Jesus really died. That is what Paul addresses in his letter to the church in Corinth. Paul reminds them of the gospel—the good news about Jesus—that he has already preached to them. And what is it? That Christ died for our sins and was buried. That is the first part of the gospel! The good news of Jesus, the things we celebrate today, do not make sense if Jesus wasn’t dead! We are celebrating the resurrection, not the resuscitation! We celebrate the coming back from the dead, not the coming back from a near-death experience! 

Service time is at 10:00am... we will be live-streaming the service online at Open Road Fellowship.  

After services, come join us out at Hanger 316 for lunch on the grounds with a "dessert potluck." Grab your favorite dessert... bake your best dish... we're going to have a "People's Choice Award" for the "best" dessert of the day. Lunch will be provided by the church...Hey, what better time to invite someone to come with you? It will be an afternoon of fun with an egg hunt for the kids, some jump houses, and lots of fellowship.

Open Road Students - Good Friday

April 2, 2021 • 6:30pm |The Cross

Mere days before, the crowds had thronged into the narrow streets of Jerusalem to catch a glimpse of Him and shout his praises. But almost overnight the joyful cries of "Blessed is the King" had turned into screams of "Crucify Him." Jesus spoke often to his disciples of his impending death...The burden of this foreknowledge weighed heavily upon Jesus as He entered the garden of Gethsemane with His disciples to pray late Thursday evening. He was arrested, abandoned by his disciples and friends, falsely accused and condemned, beaten, scourged, mocked and humiliated. The streets were lined with weeping women as He, in exhaustion from a sleepless night, weak with loss of blood, struggled to carry the very cross upon which He would be executed. "There were also two others, criminals, led with him to be put to death. And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left" (Luke 23:32-3

              "It is finished"... and the sun sets...

Plantation Park Easter - Packing Party

March 29, 2021 • 6:00pm |Open Road Fellowship Church

Easter is coming, and that means it is time to hang out with the kids. Open Road Fellowship has adopted all 5 Kindergarten classes at Plantation Park Elementary as part of our commitment to connecting with our community. In previous years, we have had the opportunity to head over to Plantation Park and hang out with the kindergarteners and have an Easter Egg hunt. The kids and teachers have always had a blast! This year, we will not be able to hang out with the kids...  but, we still want to celebrate Easter with them.  We plan on providing each child with a basket full of goodies for them to enjoy!

We have enough eggs and baskets, but now we need candy. We are collecting individually wrapped candy to stuff into the eggs, lots and lots of eggs. We are starting our collection drive Sunday, March 14th and will run through Sunday, March 28th.

Candy can be delivered to the church or to On The Road Coffee Co. (next to Pepe's). Monday, March 29th, we will get together and pack the eggs, maybe eat a piece or two, and take a moment to pray over the kids we eventually will deliver them to.  Even with the closure of Plantation Park at this time, we are still determined to bring joy to some child during this Easter season.

HERE'S THE PLAN

  • Candy Collection:  March 14th - March 28th
  • Candy Drop-off:   Open Road Fellowship or On The Road Coffee Co.
  • Egg Stuffing Party:  Monday, March 29th @ 6:00 pm
  • Easter Egg Hunt With the Kids: Unsure of details at this time... stay tuned for more info!

Men Of Courage Conference 2021

March 26, 2021 • 6:00pm |Carthage High School Bulldog Stadium

Men of Courage Conference 2021

This is an invitation for MEN from all over the Ark-La-Tex to come together and worship in Spirit and Truth. Dr. Tony Evans, Pastor and Chaplin for the Dallas Mavericks, will deliver a timely message designed to focus on the needs of men today. It's time we lived up to our true calling... It's time to become Kingdom Men! Joining Dr. Evans will be his sons, Anthony Evans leading the worship and Jonathan Evans giving the family testimony.

Doors will open at 6:00pm and the conference will begin at 7:00pm. You don't want to miss this powerful night, so be sure to save the date and join us for this powerful conference. See you there!

For more information, visit Men Of Courage LA

DEPART OPEN ROAD FELLOWSHIP AT  4:30pm

Open Road Growth Track

March 21, 2021 • 12:30pm |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 because lunch is provided.  

March Serve Day | Nehemiah's Wall

March 20, 2021 • 7:30am |Meet in Hanger 316

"Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem,... They replied, “Let us start rebuilding.” So they began this good work.  (Nehemiah 2: 17-18 NIV)

Technically we're not building a wall, but we are helping a group of people feel safe just as Nehemiah did in the days when they were rebuilding Jerusalem. The Purchased: Not For Sale team needs a large fence put up around their safe houses in South Bossier. We will need all hands on deck... this is a big project.

You may not be able to hang fence pickets, but you can carry them. Plus we'll need a team to prepare some food. Come out and help us "begin this good work."

We are partnering with Men of Courage Lousiana on this project also. It is great to see the Church showing up and being the church.

If you have tools such as aircompressors, nailers, saws, or screw guns, let Raymond know.

We will be leaving our church at 7:30 am and returning around 3 pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Open Road Students

March 18, 2021 • 6:00pm |Worship Center

Have you ever been lost? Maybe you wandered away from your parents, took a wrong turn, or lost track of your friends in a crowd? It can be scary to realize you’re not sure where you are or how to get home again, and the same thing is true when it comes to our faith. See, you and I were created to be close to the God who made and loves us. But some of us don’t know our Creator yet. And some of us know Jesus but we wander (or at least we feel) far away from Him. In this 4-week series, Lost and Found, we'll explore a series of stories Jesus once told about things that were lost and then got found again. Through those stories, we'll discover that Jesus notices you, values you, welcomes you back when you've strayed, and invites you to the party when others come home.

We all know what it’s like to see a relationship fall apart or a friend become distant, don’t we? Sometimes the cause is easy to pinpoint, but sometimes it happens so gradually that we’re not sure how it happened. The same thing can happen in our relationships with God. Sometimes we can pinpoint the exact moment we walked away from God, but other times, it’s not easy to tell why we feel distant, or when it began. If you can relate, Jesus once told a story I think we all need to hear. It’s about a son who left home, turned his back on his family, and decided to make his life all about him. It was fun at first, but eventually he realized he was miserable, lonely, and broke. Desperate, he went home, assuming his family would reject him. But to his surprise, his dad welcomed him with open arms — and Jesus says this is what God is like. We might walk away, but Jesus always welcomes us back.

Join us as we study from the Word of God to grow as the "sons and daughters of God."  We also will take time out for some fun and games, relaxing and connecting with each other.  See ya' there!!

Come As You Are - Sundays at 10 am