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Old 04-09-2008, 08:33 PM
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We went to a Christmas play at a mega-church in the Regency area of west Omaha. (This discription per my husband; I actually have no idea where I was!)

 
Old 04-09-2008, 09:22 PM
 
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We went to a Christmas play at a mega-church in the Regency area of west Omaha. (This discription per my husband; I actually have no idea where I was!)
Most likely that was Christ Community Church. It's in Old Mill...right off of Interstate 680 by the Dodge Street exit. My wife and I were there for about 15 years. We met there and got married there. It used to be a great church, but they hired a new head pastor from Willow Creek a couple of years ago and they've become more concerned with being "relevant" than solid teaching. They've opened a Sarpy County "campus" now, as well.

It just isn't the same that it was 5 years ago with the previous head pastor. I know things change, but I really think the leadership there has sold out.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 01:01 AM
 
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My husband and I just moved to Omaha from the East Coast and have been really happy with St. Andrew's Episcopal Church at 84th and Pacific. They have both contemporary and traditional services on Sunday morning and the pastor is really cool.
 
Old 04-19-2008, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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Most likely that was Christ Community Church. It's in Old Mill...right off of Interstate 680 by the Dodge Street exit. My wife and I were there for about 15 years. We met there and got married there. It used to be a great church, but they hired a new head pastor from Willow Creek a couple of years ago and they've become more concerned with being "relevant" than solid teaching. They've opened a Sarpy County "campus" now, as well.

It just isn't the same that it was 5 years ago with the previous head pastor. I know things change, but I really think the leadership there has sold out.


I think you maybe right, they sold out.


the only time they have had a good sermon as of late was when Lee Strobel spoke.
 
Old 04-19-2008, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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a church I BTW recomend avoiding


West Hills Presbyterian Church near 84th and center


it is a church that pushes new-age teachings of Richard Foster
 
Old 04-19-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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Ha! I misread that at first...I thought you said you recommended it because of the new-age teachings.

My wife and I are really enjoying our time at Evangelical Bible Church. The pastor actually preaches from the Bible. That's a rarity today.
 
Old 04-20-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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Ha! I misread that at first...I thought you said you recommended it because of the new-age teachings.

My wife and I are really enjoying our time at Evangelical Bible Church. The pastor actually preaches from the Bible. That's a rarity today.
I agree


most churches have become too "relevant" or emergent or seeker sensitive



say is Evangelical Bible Church Welcome to Evangelical Bible Church

a sister church of Omaha Bible Church Home - Omaha Bible Church



cause I was at OBC this morning and the preacher there gave a great sermon



cause I know many of the Bible Churches in Omaha are really good
 
Old 04-21-2008, 12:02 AM
 
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I agree


most churches have become too "relevant" or emergent or seeker sensitive



say is Evangelical Bible Church Welcome to Evangelical Bible Church

a sister church of Omaha Bible Church Home - Omaha Bible Church



cause I was at OBC this morning and the preacher there gave a great sermon



cause I know many of the Bible Churches in Omaha are really good
Evangelical Bible church, the first link, is where the family and I have been going the last few weeks. To my knowledge, the 2 are not affiliated. I agree that OBC's pastors do a good job in their sermon style..but there are a few things that caused me to question them.

1. When we visited before last year (2007), the pastor was taking a month off...from 2 weeks before until 2 weeks after Easter. What church's pastor takes time off during Easter?

2. They are Calvinist. That in and of itself is not a major issue...but if you listen to some of the sermons on Itunes or off of their web site they do seem to talk predestination...a lot. Maybe I'm just being sensitive to it, as I don't believe in Calvinism.

3. I was told by a friend, who's sister attends there, that the elders are basically appointed by the pastor...for life. It just seems that the elder board is a bit of a closed membership. Again.....I'm sure a lot of other churches are like that...but it just seems a bit controlling there.

4. I went there for 2-3 weeks and didn't recognize a single song with the exception of Amazing Grace. I'm just not sure where they get their worship music.


I wanted to really like the place, because I like the pastor's preaching. Other than Calvinism, he's solid. They're close to my house, convenient, and I just like the idea of a neighborhood church...but there were too many question marks for me.

Unfortunately, they just seem a little cultish.

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Old 04-23-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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say anyone know if


Twin Cities Baptist Church at 11825 S. 36th Street in Bellevue


Midwestern Baptist Church at 1025 N. 72 Street in Omaha (near Creighton Prep)

are good churches cause someone recomended them to me, and I cant seem to find a website for them.
 
Old 04-23-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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say anyone know if


Twin Cities Baptist Church at 11825 S. 36th Street in Bellevue


Midwestern Baptist Church at 1025 N. 72 Street in Omaha (near Creighton Prep)

are good churches cause someone recomended them to me, and I cant seem to find a website for them.
Twin Cities is very very conservative... not sure if its as far as KJV only and men must wear suits and women must wear dresses, but that's probably close. Probably doesn't teach much on grace.

Those are far apart from each other... which part of the metro are you in... maybe can get a few closer recommendations...
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