Vision & Values

Welcome!

All of God's children are welcome here, regardless of marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, political opinions, nationality, ethnicity age or abilities. We want you to know, you belong here!

Our Mission

Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Our Vision

God is calling us to create a community where spiritually seeking individuals find fulfillment through loving God, knowing Jesus and serving our community.

Our Values

We are Christ-centered

Everything we do comes from an intentional desire to follow Jesus Christ and his teachings. We believe that when people are invited to experience God through the life and ministry of Christ and accept Him as Savior, their lives are transformed.

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord;in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God.  Ephesians 2:19-22

We embrace and celebrate the diversity of all peoples

Following the credence of God’s love for all, which is unlimited and without prejudice, we respect, love and accept all peoples, regardless of age, gender identity, racial identity, disability or sexual orientation.

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.  1 Corinthians 12:12-13

We cultivate deep and meaningful relationships

Because all humankind is created in God’s image, we practice radical hospitality, offering a safe and open community for all people to worship, learn and grow closer to God and each other.

Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.  1 Peter 4:8-10

We have difficult conversations that lead to meaningful actions

We don’t shy away from challenging discourse, and we hold ourselves and our community accountable to be transformed by Christ’s Kingdom vision.

We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love… So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil.  Ephesians 4:14-16, 25-27

We unapologetically support and pursue social justice

We take a bold stance against injustice and actively work to dismantle the unjust systems that have historically oppressed and hurt individuals and communities.

For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.  Deuteronomy 10:17-19

We serve, just as Jesus came to serve

We willingly use our God-given gifts in service of others and to better our church, community and world.

But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.  Matthew 20:25-28

We unite in prayer and worship

We forge bonds that sustain our sense of community and affirm our gratitude for God’s presence in our lives through prayer and worship.

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.  Colossians 3:15-16

Our History

Founded in November 1991, St. Andrew’s began as a small group of people meeting in a West Omaha home to talk about forming a new United Methodist congregation. A month later, 240 people attended the first St. Andrew’s Christmas Eve service at Millard North High School. Today, we are 1,750 members and growing.