About Open Arms…

Open Arms Ministry provides an environment that celebrates and encourages all people of all abilities to know the love of Christ. We come alongside individuals and families impacted by disability, so they can get the support they need to participate and serve. Open Arms will provide accommodations and support for children and adults to enhance participation in Hope activities. If you would like to be involved or have questions, contact Judy S. at

Night to Shine

February 10, 6:00-9:00pm, South Campus
Hope Lutheran is once again proud to be an official host church for Night to Shine.
NOTE: Volunteer spaces are now filled, but there is room for a few more guests. Register below today!
What is Night to Shine? Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, Night to Shine is an incredible prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older.
What can YOU do?
Sign up to help in one of 24 different committees
Donate services/goods
Pray for the event, the guests, the volunteers, and everyone involved
Who can volunteer?
Anyone from 12 years old and up can help with this event. However, if the volunteer is 12-17 years old they need to have a parent or chaperone volunteering at the event with them.
If a volunteer is under the age of 18 they will need a parent to sign a permission form and waiver before they can participate.
Everyone over the age of 18 will need to go through a background check before the event.
Everyone who volunteers for the event will need to attend one mandatory training session.
Mandatory training information
Upcoming trainings for Volunteers will be on:
Monday, January 23 | 7:00pm – 8pm
Thursday, February 2 | 7:00pm – 8pm
Virtual Training Option for returning volunteers available,  check this page closer to the date for a link.
You must participate in one training session to be able to help with the event. This is mandatory. Check-in begins 15 minutes prior to the start of training.
All training sessions will be held at:
Hope Lutheran Church
3636 25th St S
Fargo, ND 58104

Open Arms Ministry

Open Arms supports students with disabilities so they can participate in Children’s and Student Ministry activities. Fill out the Student Information Form below to request a buddy for your child. 

Student Information Form


Buddies Make Participating Easier

Open Arms supports children with disabilities so they can participate in Hopekids, Confirmation and High School Ministry activities. Volunteer buddies come alongside these students to help encourage them to know the love of Christ.

Open Arms Volunteer Form

Contact: Judy Siegle Aamodt, Open Arms Ministry,
Available Resources:
Automatic doors
Books on tape (North)
Elevator access (North)
Accessible bathrooms
Hearing devices
Large print Bibles
Large print devotionals
Large print worship scripts
Mobility equipment lending
Pew cut-outs for wheelchair access
Wheelchair ramp to Sanctuary at South Campus