Thursday, January 8, 2015

WE Imagine Gathering

We have had some important days over the years.

  • The day we chartered as a United Methodist Church on January 8, 2012.
  • Our three WE Serve days where hundreds of us went and served our city.
  • The day we raised 1.25 million dollars to pay for our land.
  • Our first worship service and party on our property—September 14, 2014.
  • A few weeks ago on Christmas Eve when we had over 1,400 people in worship.
  • Mission trips all over the country and world, Vacation Bible School, baptisms, and on and on and on.

River stones given out at our first worship service as a chartered
United Methodist Church on January 8th, 2012

Another one of those days is coming up and you are invited! Our WE Imagine day will be Saturday, January 24th from 9:00 to 2:30 at Tiburon. Lunch and childcare will be provided.

It will be a day for development and dreaming. Part of the day will be spent growing. Growing in our relationship with God. Growing in our relationships with each other. Leading us will be Mike Schreiner. Mike is the founding pastor of Morningstar United Methodist Church in suburban St. Louis. At only 15 years old, Morningstar is one of the largest Methodist churches in the country. Mike will challenge us to grow as servants, as leaders, and as followers of Jesus. 

The other part of the day will be spent dreaming. Our architects from BCDM will lead us. The goal isn’t to finalize plans for a building. The goal is for us to dream and for the architects to listen and get to know us. This is the first step, and a very important step, in the process of developing a master plan for our Harrison Street property.

Here is the reason this gathering is so critical—we are attempting to do something few other churches in Nebraska and only a few other United Methodist Churches across the country are doing—building a church campus from a pile of dirt. This will take imagination, commitment, and sacrifice. 

The possibilities in front of us are amazing. The biggest possibility is that for decades, even generations—23.3 acres of land in southwest Omaha will be sacred space. It will be an area of the city dedicated to God and God’s purposes. A place for children of all ages to play and pray. A place of hope for the lonely and the hurting. A place for the sinner to receive forgiveness. A place where families receive support and are equipped to thrive. A place where children and students develop spiritually, relationally, and emotionally. A place where all people will be welcomed because God welcomes all. A place where friendships will be formed. A place where servants and leaders will be developed. A place where men, women, and children will receive eternal salvation that comes from God alone.

We all have this incredible opportunity to say we were one of the dreamers. We were one of the investors. We were one of the pioneers who, through God’s grace, made this happen.

You can register for our WE Imagine day by noting your intent to participate on the registration card on Sundays or by emailing

The best is yet to come…


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