As the old saying goes, "It takes a village to raise a child." Here at Open Road Fellowship, we want to help invest in your children as if they are our own. We strive to provide a loving, inviting ministry for children that is designed to meet the spiritual needs of each child while providing a safe and fun environment. Within our children's ministry, we teach the fundamentals of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ and what He did for them. We teach our children through three principles:
Reaching out to others with the love of Christ
The main goal of Mini-Choppers, Tiny Tykes, and Little Crawlers is to bring children to Christ. Through these ministries, Christ is made known in the telling of God's story in scripture and the sharing of the life of Christ in us through our witness to the world. We want to make the most of every hour you’re at Open Road by providing programming that will keep your kids entertained and making friends, so you have the space to enjoy our experiences to the full.
The nursery is clean, safe, and colorful - A loving environment for babies and toddlers. The Little Crawlers (birth to 2ish) can play, sleep, and surely be loved on. Our teachers will make sure your baby is receiving safe, personal care, and play.
Our Tiny Tykes (2 - 5 y/o) are all about two things: Discovery and having fun! They have an energetic, structured, but fun environment where they get introduced to Jesus. With specially geared programming, your kids will learn what it means that God made them and loves them (and have tons of fun too.) Your preschoolers will be given the opportunity to play and interact with our teachers as they learn how much God loves them through songs and stories designed specifically for their age group.
The K thru 5th graders are in the Mini-Choppers class where it is time to have fun but begin learning what it means to be a Christ-follower. Each Sunday they learn how to live a life like Christ through fun games, awesome music and a Bible lesson tailored to their age and interests. Most Mini-Choppers don't want to "promote out" of the class when they get to 6th grade.
Now, all of our kid environments have a check-in system that we will help you with. The child gets a name tag with a unique number and their name on it. You will receive a label with only the number on it. When it's time to come pick them up, simply give us your tag: no tag, no kid. That keeps everyone safe. If your child needs you during the service, you will receive a text asking for your assistance. If you are joining us this week for the first time, click here and let us know you'll be attending… we’ll be waiting.
If you have any questions, you can contact Justin, Open Road Kids Ministry Director at email@example.com
Open Road Students is a place where your 6th - 12th grader can come to hang out, have fun, learn some life skills, and most of all meet Jesus. Our Student team is committed to helping your student grow spiritually, but also personally. We understand the world is hard out there for your teenager, and we want to provide them a safe place to have a discussion. We learn a lot, but we also play a lot. Trust us, your student will have fun at Open Road Students.
Open Road Students meet at the church on Monday nights at 6 pm in Hangar 316 (the pavillion in front of building). Please be back to pick them up at around 7:30. The dress code is very casual (but modest) and be prepared sometimes to get wet or a little dirty as we love to play games outside.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Chris, Open Road Student Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Open Road Students' Facebook Page . Heck, even share it with a friend.
We believe that worship is the key to opening the heart to receive the Word of God. Every Sunday, the worship team prepares to lead us into the presence of God. We use contemporary worship style to mostly appeal to those who don't know Christ. We understand that many people who grew up in church like hymns, but on Sunday, we desire to reach those that do not have a church background. Yes, the music is loud for some people, but there is a reason for that as well as the lights being low. We hope you come and experience worship with us.
If you have the gift of singing or have a musical talent that you would like to use, email our worship leader, email@example.com
At Open Road Fellowship Church, we believe we can do more together than apart. We fully understand that we can't do everything to effect this hurting world, so we partner with other ministries and organizations to make a difference. Our partnership doesn't just include money, it includes people. We don't send money where we can't send people.
The Hub is on a mission to give everyone in our city access to a restored life. Through the Lovewell Center and Purchased: Not For Sale, the Hub is impacting lives. Our partnership includes working in their Family Serve Day. Providing help at the Lovewell Center to complete projects. Some of our members have become volunteers with the Hub and Purchased. You can find out more about the Hub by visiting their website: thehubministry.org.
The Warrior Network is an amazing organization located around the Barksdale Airforce Base to create a culture where every Warrior serving in our Armed Forces receives support, finds value, has purpose, embraces potential, and uses their influence to make a difference. The Warrior Network began by simply wanting to bless some of our active-duty members with a Thanksgiving "Feast". Open Road Fellowship was right there that first night and TWN has grown tremendously. For more information about becoming part of the "Family" go to thewarriornetwork.org.
Our partnership with Plantation Park Elementary started by adopting one kindergarten class so that we could help the teachers love on the kids. Many of these kids come from broken homes, single-parent homes, or other challenges. We know someone is going to lie to them one day and say nobody loves them, and we want them to know that is a lie. We love them and Jesus loves them. After a couple years, we have now adopted the entire kindergarten department, five classrooms.
We start off with a Halloween party (what church does that...). We come in at Christmas and provide each kid with a wrapped toy, plus an unwrapped toy that they are asked to give away. Then we show back up for an Easter egg hunt. We will also swing in to read with the kids and show the motorcycles. What a blessing.
At Open Road Fellowship Church, we believe the church should do more outside the walls than inside. Many churches say this, but we live it. Once a month, we have a scheduled serve day that is usually done off campus. We do a lot of cooking with our cook trailer, we love to take a 2nd Sunday ride to eat and fellowship after church, and we know we need to have a presence at the local motorcycle club rallies around the Shreveport/Bossier area. If getting outside the walls to serve is good for you, come be a part of the Open Road Fellowship Family.