Open Door Libraries is now a ministry of New International
TRANSFORMING LIVES AND MAKING DISCIPLES BY SHOWING AND SHARING CHRIST’S LOVE IN COMMUNITY SPACES THAT ARE NON-THREATENING, ATTRACTIVE AND INVITING
OPEN DOOR LIBRARIES provides community learning centers with Christian libraries that offer a bright, welcoming environment filled with Christian books, media and other resources for adults and children. Along with a cup of coffee and friendly, caring staff it is a place where people of all ages can read, listen, relax, socialize, and investigate Christianity at their own pace, free from judgment or pressure. It is inspiring to see people discover God for the first time and experience the hope of the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Currently there are two Open Door Libraries in Europe – Berlin and Prague (pictured above) and another in a strategic, global location. In all three cities, there are few evangelical churches and Christian resources are limited. Our libraries help fill this gap by providing resources that would otherwise be unavailable, presenting Jesus Christ in intellectually stimulating and culturally appropriate ways for seekers and believers alike. One additional library has recently been opened in Sacramento, CA to serve the large Arab and Afghan communities in that city.
Meetings of all kinds are held at our libraries. Groups of believers meet for fellowship, Bible study and prayer. Mothers and children gather to hear Christian-themed stories and enjoy puppet shows. Stories and books enrich childhood, and stories of Jesus are becoming a part of the lives of children who come to the Open Door Libraries. Concerts, art shows and seminars attract the local community, introducing more and more people to Jesus Christ.
Libraries double as centers for equipping pastors and Christian leaders. Our resource specialists train local leaders in such essential disciplines as Biblical studies, apologetics, Christian counseling, and finance, as well as principles for Christian living, including marriage, parenting and healthy relationships.