Church of the Open Door

Men’s Ministries

Our ministry to men focuses on the unique strengths, and opportunities that men have to influence their work, home and church environments. This ministry provides an opportunity for men to socialize, develop community with one another, and reflect on themselves and their work in regard to Biblical truths, through prayer and Bible studies, monthly men’s breakfasts, church workday activities, retreats and other special events.


  • Reaching men for Christ
  • Helping them grow spiritually
  • Build them up & mobilize them for service in God’s kingdom
  • Develop deeper relationships with other men
  • Transforming men into the image of the Master

Men’s Retreat 2018 materials by Paul Johnson

Prayer & Bible Studies

These small group studies focus on developing relationships with God and one another. Studies include; spiritual leadership development; discipleship; our role and responsibility as spiritual leaders in the home, workplace, and in the church; and accountability.

Men’s Bible Study

Manna Bible study – began Saturday, September 15th 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. A light breakfast is provided. In the Blue Room.

It’s unescapable – everyone finds himself or herself in a wilderness at some point: whether it be health-related, financial, emotional, or relational wildernesses — the list goes on and on. In those moments, we are utterly dependent on God for well-timed help. If he doesn’t come through, we’re finished. For forty years, two million Israelites were in the wilderness, and God fed them supernaturally every morning with manna, teaching people who doubted Him that He can be trusted with everything they needed to survive. This is a lesson we need to learn too. In personal stories and applications of biblical lessons, Manna reveals how God specializes in making a way where there is no way. He proved it every day to the nation of Israel, never missing a day of being faithful. He was never late, and He was never early. He was always just in time. And He will be for you too.

Men, you can still join us as we explore this timely book study together.  In it, Steve Farrar breaks Scripture down to everyday living with practical and applicable lessons for everyday life.  Together, we’ll find challenges and practical reminders of God’s faithfulness and provisions for our lives each and every day.

For questions on this study, please contact Tom Vetterani: or 610-291-4567 Cell.

Men’s Fellowship Breakfasts

Our men’s breakfasts provide a unique opportunity to meet together with other men to develop relationships, share testimonies, and hear from a variety of guest speakers who inspire, challenge, and touch the hearts of men. A great setting to invite a neighbor, friend, or co-worker to connect with other men and to hear a message of God’s love at work in and through the lives of men. Please make your reservation at the Welcome Desk.

For the remainder of our Fellowships we will be meeting at Andy’s Diner, 900 N Bethlehem Pike, Ambler/Spring House at our usual time of 8 A.M. (until 10 A.M.). The cost will remain at $10.00, payable at the door, and will include their breakfast buffet with made to order omelettes.

I believe we have an interesting schedule of speakers this year and encourage you to invite others to attend. The following is the list of speakers:

November 10th – Dickie Ray Noles: is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers and the Baltimore Orioles between 1979 and 1990. He batted and threw right-handed. Today Dickie Noles is a born-again Christian and works for the Philadelphia Phillies. He played for the 1980 World Champion Phillies. Breakfast is at the church!

December – (NO meeting)

January 12th – Dr. Joseph Auteri, Doylestown Hospital; Dr. Auteri is the leading cardiologist at Doylestown

February 9th – John Bryant, CEO of Christ’s Home;  John is a former member of COD.

March 9th – Peter Hilliard, Abington Choral Club; Peter is an accomplished pianist, composer and guest conductor, and he is the worship leader at Berachah Church.

April 13th – Doug Finkbeiner, Lancaster Bible College; Doug is a loved guest at COD. and has been the worship leader at our Men’s Retreat several times

May 11th – Rev Thomas Huckel, Hananeel Ministries; Hananeel Ministries is one of the oldest Jewish Missions in the USA, established in 1911

Men’s 11th Annual Retreat was October 5-7, 2018

Brochure2018 Mens Retreat
One of our favorite and most moving and dynamic speakers, Paul Johnson, returned for the 2018 Men’s Retreat. Paul has a great heart for the COD Men’s Retreat and has led some of our most memorable past events. Paul’s missionary work has had him working closely with the indigenous tribes of South America for many years and he has many stories that he can share from this lifetime of work. The theme for 2018 was Spiritual Leadership: Stepping Up, Not Checking Out. This is an important topic and we dug deep into Scripture to hear from God’s word. Once again it was held at Camp Calvary, 48 New Schaefferstown Rd, Bernville, PA 19506. If you have not gone in the past, talk to those who went to find out more about it — and maybe you will decide to go next year!