The Water's Edge

Missional. Modern. Methodist Omaha, NE
The Water's Edge
The Water's Edge
The Water's Edge

Plan Your Visit

Our Ministry Center
18035 Oak St
Omaha, NE 68130-6093

(402) 952-4473


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Who We Are

We gather weekly at The Water’s Edge. Just like the crowd standing shoulder to shoulder at the water’s edge listening to Jesus, we crowd in a high school auditorium to hear a word from God. Saints and sinners, broken and blessed, young and old. We gather. And we have a much bigger crowd today than we did a few years ago. We are one of the fastest growing United Methodist Churches in the country and we imagine greater things are still to come!

About Us

Methodist (UMC)



Our Services

What are services like?
The music is a mixture of contemporary Christian music, hymns (both traditional and revised) as well as newly composed original music Enjoy yourself during intermission. We take a short break during worship. Enjoy some food and beverages and meet someone new. And because every week is different, we ask that you consider worshipping with us three times to get a flavor for who we are.

What is the community like?
We can look all around us and see what God has blessed us with. But if we look further, we are hit with the realization that scarcity exists in this land of abundance. People are near and far who struggle to make it through the day, whether it's finding a warm meal or just a little hope to get to tomorrow. We seek to reach out to hurting people. The Water's Edge is a Place where: - Hurting people can come for hope and healing - The lost and lonely can connect and find their way - Those who have given up on church can find renewal - Families grow closer, friends draw nearer and relationships grow deeper

What if I'm not a Christian?
Come as you don't have to dress up. You don't have to be any particular age. We couldn't care less who you will be voting for in the next election. And please, don't feel the need to pretend anything. The Water's Edge is a place where God meets seeking people who are far from perfect. That means anyone is welcome, no matter where you are on your spiritual journey. So learn at your own pace. Ask questions. Seek. We believe you'll find what you are looking for. You'll learn how to relate to God. You'll experience Christian community. And here's the big thing - you will change. Join us as we seek God together. Just come as you are.

Leadership View all

Craig Finnestad

Craig Finnestad

Dream for The Water's Edge: A place where people feel welcomed and loved just the way they are. A place where people get connected to God and to other people. A place that helps people and families discover and achieve their dreams.

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