Door of Hope Conferences

Twin Cities Women's Conference June 21-22, 2019

We’re thrilled to announce a Beauty Instead of Ashes conference is coming to the Twin Cities! These conferences have touched hundreds of women in out-state Minnesota and the now God is bringing it to Blaine! Ladies, please join us!

Have you experienced abuse or trauma? Come grow in your understanding of abuse. Gain insight to empower you to find hope and healing from a Christ-centered perspective.

Do you know someone who has experienced abuse? Come gain an understanding of the dynamics of abuse and learn how to better walk with those who are hurting.

Friday, June 21, 6-9pm
Saturday, June 22, 9am-4pm

Location/Hosted by:
Bridgewood Community Church
11670 Lexington Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55449

Cost: Free (free will offering will be taken)

Please Note: Childcare not available. Lunch is on your own.

Preregistration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.


I Found a Lifestyle of Joy!

Aimee Anderson

Aimee Anderson

One of our clients, Aimee Anderson, shared a video of her story of healing on Facebook, and in the text below her video clip, she says...

"I have been going to the cities for training to learn more about how trauma affects the body. There is a wonderful curriculum called Authentic Hope, through a place called Door of Hope, and here I have found even more healing, and a lifestyle of joy!

My friend and I are excited to announce there will be a Women's Conference in Cloquet, coming January 2019. We would love to see you there!

We don't have to be what other people have said/done to us, we get to shed off the lies and trauma, and live our lives to the highest potential, because we are tapping into the joy center! It's a whole new way of approaching unresolved trauma... through the joy/control center of our brains!

It's amazing what neuroscience has taught us, how our brains can be renewed... I have never had such a zeal for life before! Here's to expecting good things in 2019! *fireworks*"

To learn more or register for the Cloquet women's conference on January 25 - 26, visit here.

To schedule an appointment to resolve trauma, visit here or contact us at

2018 Thrive Conference

Executive Director, Diane Stores (3rd from left), and Assistant Director, Darlene Cook (front center), led prayer teams. They’re pictured here with some of the prayer team leaders.

Executive Director, Diane Stores (3rd from left), and Assistant Director, Darlene Cook (front center), led prayer teams. They’re pictured here with some of the prayer team leaders.

Were you there?

It was an amazing weekend full of God’s love, inspiration, instruction and healing power!

More than 3,000 women attended this two-day conference in St Cloud, MN hosted by one of our ministry partners, Bridging the Gap.

Six Door of Hope staff and volunteers led prayer teams and hosted our Door of Hope booth.

we were honored and blessed to take part in this truly inspirational conference…

More than 3,000 women attended this Spirit-filled weekend.

More than 3,000 women attended this Spirit-filled weekend.

Assistant Director, Darlene Cook, and Executive Director, Diane Stores.

Assistant Director, Darlene Cook, and Executive Director, Diane Stores.

Tenacious Hope was the theme.

Tenacious Hope was the theme.

Red Lake Reservation Conference for Women

Beauty Instead of Ashes Team

In March, our Beauty Instead of Ashes team (pictured) headed to PTL Rock Church on the Red Lake Reservation, near Bemidji, MN. God moved in powerful ways and we’ll be returning soon, as the women are hungry for God’s transformation.

Here is a glimpse of what Jesus did...

Thank you Lord! This conference addressed how abuse affects the "whole" person: mental, emotional, physical and especially spiritual. Abuse counseling has never addressed that most important value, my faith in Christ and His love for me, for all of us. He is our healer. Thank you for ministering healing and love to me, to all of us.—Valerie Wahl
During my healing prayer session so many revelations were given to me of the sweet love of Jesus. It was hard to look at my painful past and my trauma but with Jesus's help it was life changing. —Lisa Lyons
Moving forward has begun anew...On my way to freedom and healing, I can see Jesus with a big grin on His face, and my heart is confirming “this is it!” Thank you for your time, prayers, and endless energy you gave me. — Laura McClure

To learn more about the conferences we offer and how to host one, please visit or contact Diane at or 763-767-2150.


Highlights from September's Beauty Instead of Ashes Conference

Conference participant, Tracy, with Executive Director, Diane Stores

Conference participant, Tracy, with Executive Director, Diane Stores

September’s Beauty Instead of Ashes Conference was an incredible time! Although only a handful of women attended, we made important connections, including meeting with Pastor Josephine from PTL Rock Church, and praying with, and being prayed over, by Cass Lake’s Kingdom Family House of Prayer.

David Melander presented a powerful message about his personal journey of discovering what it means to be a Godly man, and seeing Jesus as a masculine role model. David included asking the women present for forgiveness on behalf of men, which was extremely moving and the women were very responsive.  

Darlene Cook teamed up with Diane, and taught on Love Bonds/Fear Bonds, Red Flags, Dynamics of Relationships/Boundaries and Overcoming Shame and Grief. Through her testimony, she shared about triggers that can stem from childhood wounds.

Jody Cowdin illustrated a distorted view of abuse when she read from a book published in 2005 that says a woman should identify with Christ’s suffering when her husband abuses her. She contrasted this with Scripture passages showing Jesus’ love for women. There was not a dry eye in the place, as she presented a large jewel to signify the value Jesus places on women.

Thanks to all who attended, and to our gracious and generous hosts: First Assembly of God Church, and Camp Dellwater. Thanks also to our teachers: Joy Alizadeh, Darlene Cook, Jody Cowdin, David Melander, and Executive Director, Diane Stores.

Bring our message to your church/organization by contacting Diane Stores: or 763-767-2150

Giant Step Forward in Bringing God's Healing

Beauty Instead of Ashes Mankato Team

Beauty Instead of Ashes Mankato Team

Thank you for your support of Door of Hope! It’s awesome and humbling to see how God
continues to work through the ministry to touch lives and restore families. 

Last month was significant, as Door of Hope made the first big step into ministry in the
Mankato area.

On a Friday morning, six women piled into cars with stacks of supplies, equipment, and refreshments, to host a Beauty Instead of Ashes women’s conference in St Peter, on the dynamics of abuse.

Dear friends of Door of Hope, Margy and Ted Johnson, were our wonderful hosts.

The conference was a sweet time of worshiping, teaching, and connecting on a deeper level. As the conference went on, we learned there were many women in the area suffering from abuse and looking for help. It became clear that we were putting a stake in the ground, both physically and spiritually. We publically stated “NO” to the stronghold of abuse over the area, and could feel God’s healing touch already at work.

While God revealed the great need in the area, He also brought forward area leaders that He is equipping to touch the women in need. We serve an awesome God!

We left St Peter knowing that we had made a giant step forward in bringing God’s healing in the Mankato area. We look forward, with excitement, to what God will do next through Door of Hope to touch these women.

Blessings, Beth McMillan

Beth McMillan (pictured 3rd from right) has served as a leader in Women’s Ministry in her church and served on two other non-profit boards over the past 15 years. Beth’s passion is to see people freed and healed through Christ, and to use the resources that God has blessed her with to serve wherever God calls her. Beth has been the Board Chair of Door of Hope since its founding, and has been a wonderful leader for the organization.