The best churches in Omaha, Nebraska
Frequently I am asked to recommend churches in Omaha, NE. And for some reason these questions typically come from people who are simply not going to church at all. So first let me first exhort you on the importance of the local church.
The local church is God’s plan for the message of the Gospel to go forth into culture and its the place God has chosen for the growth of Christians. There is no way around the importance of the local church (read Ephesians 4:11-16). A faithful local church protects Christians, equips Christians and grows Christians together as the body of Christ. Any search for a local church must begin by understanding the importance of the local church. There are no substitutes.
On to recommended churches in Omaha:
First is Omaha Bible Church, a place my wife and I served for over 7 years. They are a church centered around the expositional preaching of the Bible with an emphasis on the New Testament and especially the Pauline texts. The preaching style is very similar to expositor John MacArthur. I doubt any preacher in Omaha more clearly defines the biblical gospel than Sr. pastor, Patrick Abendroth. They have a well developed children’s ministry and nursery. Services are held on Sunday morning and evening and there are a number of activities throughout the week. Authors are frequently invited to speak (D.A. Carson, James White, John MacArthur, etc). Affiliations: The Master’s Seminary and John MacArthur. If you like the style and content of MacArthur you will like Omaha Bible Church.
And secondly, I recommend Core Community Church. They also are a church centered around the preaching of God’s Word with a great balance of New Testament and Old Testament texts. The Old Testament preaching is simply fantastic and no church in Omaha does it better. Their preaching style is much closer in style to her affiliates in the Acts 29 community and Mark Driscoll. I would liken them to A.W. Tozer if they did not excel him in expository accuracy and biblical depth. The church is also notably centered around the celebration of the Lord’s Supper each week. The church is fairly young and the children’s ministry and nursery are still in question but an overall stability is noticeable. Affiliations: As a church plant from the Acts 29 Network in Seattle, WA this church resembles the preaching style of Mark Driscoll. If you like reading A.W. Tozer you will likewise enjoy their preaching style.
Both churches are thoroughly Cross-centered and bible-centered. Both are expositional, letting God’s Word direct the church. Both are being used by God to further His own glory. And for these reasons it is an honor to recommend these churches for your consideration.