God wants a personal relationship with everyone. Our Sunday services are full of joy and an authentic atmosphere so that people can know God and learn principles for a successful life. Offene Tür is a place where you can experience God’s life changing power week after week.










Church isn’t just visiting a Sunday service. We meet in smaller groups, which we call Connect groups throughout the week to practice what we have learned. Our Connect groups are also the ideal place to get connected.





At Next Steps we as the Offene Tür want to introduce ourselves to you and discover your gifts and talents together. You can be part of Next Steps on all four Sundays of the month and the course restarts every month. You start at any point within the four steps and do not have to sign up.



The Dream Team are the heroes of our church. They make a real difference in the lives of other people through their gifts and talents. God has a place for you where you can touch people using your gifts and talents.

We invite you to become part of the team during Next Steps part 4. this is also where we introduce the different ministry areas to you.






Wil and Melanie Williford

Since 2016, Wil and Melanie Williford have been senior pastors of  “Offene Tür Kirche”. It is their desire and goal to build a strong, influential church in this region. A church full of life, passion, leaders and songs. They have three children: Luke, Jaedon & Madisyn.



Alex and Sara Entz

 Alex and Sara Entz met in our youth ministry. They have a daughter: Noa. Their hearts burn to reach people in this area with the love of God. 



Al and Gloria Veer

Al and Gloria Veer are the founding pastors of “Offene Tür Kirche”. In 1994, they founded the church with the desire to build a church after God’s heart. They have three children: Darcy, Melanie and Nathan and altogether 8 grandchildren. 



Jesus is our passion

We believe that Jesus was and is really the Son of God. His love and His sacrifice have changed our lives. He was passionate about us and so we also want to be passionate about him. To know Jesus means to love him… even if our eyes have not yet seen him, our heart knows him very well!

People are at the center

To love God has the automatic side effect of loving that which he loves. God loves people passionately… so much so that He gave his life for us all. Our biggest concern is to love people and to tend to their needs the way He has done for us.

Generosity is our privilege

We want to be selfless givers because He has given so generously. We believe that generosity is one of the biggest powers in the universe. Those who decide to live a generous life will become free of self, live “lighter” and they can influence an egoistic society in a powerful way. A generous church is a blessed church.

To be uncomplicated is our motto

In a world that gets more complicated by the minute we decide to be authentic and keep the essentials of life at the forefront… God first, others first, prayer first. We strive for believing the best in others and to treat them in such a way as we would like to be treated. We are quick to forgive when we have been mistreated.

We want to model serving leadership

In a world of pushing and fighting to get to the top we want to follow the example of Jesus and serve. We recognize that God has given each of us gifts and talents. With these talents we can collectively make a big difference when we use them for His purpose. To bow a knee and humbly serve others is by far the highest and most noble way to live.

Joy is our decision

We love life because it was God’s original plan for us. Religion and a religious spirit have always tried to take the drive out of life. A “God filled” life is marked by blessing, thriving and walking in God’s favor.

Yes, we will meet trials and challenges along the way, but joy is always our decision…. those who walk in joy will walk in strength.

We fight for justice

The injustice around us moves us and certainly does not leave us cold. We will not tolerate the things in our society which make God’s heart angry and sad. With God’s word and His principles as our standard we strive to bring light into the darkest corners of poverty, abuse and injustice in a practical way.


1. The Bible is the Word of God

The Bible is the inspired Word of God through which he revealed his Will. The new covenant recorded in the New Testament is the highest authority for christian living and teaching (II Timothy 3,14-16; I Thessalonians 2,13; I Peter 1, 23-25; II Peter 1,21)

2. Trinity

There is only one true God, entirely and eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1,1; Matthew 28, 19)

3. The divinity of Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal son of God, the second person of the Trinity. He became human. He was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for the atonement of all mankind. He rose from the dead and ascended to heaven where he is seated at the right hand of the Father as our high priest, intercessor and Lord. (Matthew 1,23; John 1;1+14; Isaiah 9,5-6)

4. Salvation through faith

Salvation for mankind comes through the grace of God alone. It is by faith in the redemptive work of Jesus Christ not as a result of good works or human efforts. (Ephesians 2,8-9; Romans 3,24; 20,8-10)

5. Rebirth in Christ

Spiritual regeneration (rebirth) through the Holy Spirit is essential for personal salvation (John 3,3-5; II Corinthians 5,17)

6. Eternal Judgement

The saved will be resurrected to eternal life. The lost will be resurrected to eternal condemnation in the lake of fire (Revelation 19,20; 20,11-15; Hebrews 9,25-28)

7. The church - the body of Christ

All believing Christians who are born of the Spirit (see point 5) are part of the church. This is independent of their denominational background or membership. Through the new birth all who believe in Christ are united in one body where each one fulfills their essential role. (Ephesians 1,22-23; Hebrews 12,23)

8. Baptism in the Holy Spirit

According to Acts 2,4 the baptism in the Holy Spirit is an experience separate from the new birth. Every believer has a right to it. It equips them with the necessary godly power for their life and ministry. One of the biblical aftereffects of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the speaking in tongues. (Acts 1,8, 2,4; 2,38-39; 19,1-7; Matthew 3,11; John 14,16-17)

9. Righteousness through faith

As born-again Christians we are cleansed of all sin by the blood of Jesus Christ and declared the righteousness of God. We can now stand before God without guilt or inferiority but with reverence and candor. (II Corinthians 5,21; Ephesians 4,24; Hebrews 4,16; I John 1,7-9)

10. The authority of the believer

As born-again Christians we are cleansed of all sin by the blood of Jesus Christ and declared the righteousness of God. We can now stand before God without guilt or inferiority but with reverence and candor. (II Corinthians 5,21; Ephesians 4,24; Hebrews 4,16; I John 1,7-9)

11. God’s will for provision

It is God’s will that the whole person - spirit, soul and body - is blessed. Jesus Christ has redeemed humanity from poverty, sickness and sin. (This fact does not exempt us from trials and temptations) (Matthew.6,33; John.10,10; Romans.8,32; Galatians.3,13; Ephesians.1,3; Phillipians.4,19; IPeter.2,24; III John 2.)

12. Biblical faith

We can receive the promises of God through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ by the grace of God through our personal faith. (Mark 11,24; John 15,7; II Corinthians.1,20; I John 5,14-15)


We are an active member of the Hillsong Partner Networks and part of the evangelical alliance in Lörrach & Freiburg.