“Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and God’s love is perfected in us.” – 1 John 4: 11-12
At Westminster we have a long-standing tradition of exploring and celebrating God’s glory in this very special place. Westminster is a place of heartfelt compassion, intelligent faith, and welcoming hospitality.
You are always welcome.
Located at the corner of Sheridan Blvd. and South Street, Westminster’s programs of caring and sharing, learning, music and the arts, and fellowship reach out from the community we call Westminster to communities near and far.
Come join us in a very special place. A place that is: Spiritually Alive, Broadly Inclusive, and Growing In Mission.
We Are… Spiritually Alive
Yes, we do Bible study of the kind that is both spiritually lively and intellectually sound.
Yes, we talk about a wide variety of topics:
- The intersection of science and religion.
- Faith and the arts;
- spirituality, past and present;
- controversial issues, such as torture,
- practical issues, such as how to balance your budget;
- family issues, such as how to strengthen your parenting skills.
Yes, we have a variety of small groups to help people grow in their faith friendships.
Yes, we have a long list of community building events that help people join together in the celebration of the life God has given us.
Yes, we are open to new ideas. One of the strengths of Westminster is an atmosphere where the people of the church are given permission to think creatively and work together cooperatively to make dreams turn into reality.
Yes, we have a place for new people. In any given year, our church leadership groups are made up of a significant number of people new to the church, as well as well-seasoned long term members.
We Are… Broadly Inclusive
Being inclusive is a large part of our Christian identity. Like a diamond, being inclusive has many facets. Overall, it has to do with welcoming people in the Spirit of Christ. This is a congregation that welcomes:
- liberals, conservatives, libertarians, and undecided into community together,
- men and women in all leadership positions;
- youth into decision-making about our future;
- children into worship;
- open conversations and dialogue about controversial issues;
- people of different national, ethnic and racial backgrounds;
- people of different sexes and different sexual orientations;
- people of every marital status;
- all God’s children to eat together at the Lord’s supper.
We have a place at Christ’s table for you.
If you are interested in membership, please contact one of the pastors or the church office for more information (402-475-6702)
What is a Presbyterian?
Presbuteros (the Greek word meaning elder) is used 72 times in the New Testament. It provides the name for the Presbyterian family of churches, which includes the Reformed churches of the world. Both Presbyterian and Reformed are synonymous with churches of the Calvinist tradition.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is distinctly a confessional church and a connectional church, distinguished by the representation of members by elders – laywomen and laymen – in its government.
To be a Presbyterian is to confess the Christian faith and promise to follow Jesus and His example for living.
Presbyterians believe in God as known in the life and teachings of Jesus, and that the church is a universal company of his followers. Historically, Presbyterians have stressed the importance of scripture, education, ecumenism, lay leadership, and concern for the common good.
Information about the Governance structures our church works within can be found here.