Who we are
We at Prairie Lane Church are a part of the Christian Reformed denomination. So, although we share our most important beliefs with other Christians around the world, our Reformed (Calvinist) theology also makes us distinct in some ways, and this identity is important to us.
Grow In Faith
Make Christ Known
Demonstrate His Love
Our Vision Statement
Prairie Lane Christian Reformed Church desires to be a community that is devoted to knowing and enjoying the great love of Jesus Christ in our lives. We will learn the joy of being united with Christ and to one another. We desire to move past “friendliness”, and instead engage in meaningful friendships as we share together our joys and burdens. We will celebrate together the miracles the Holy Spirit gives us. We will find encouragement and rest through God’s Word and through devotion to prayer.
Our lives of faith and meaningful community will be evident and attractive to others. We reach out to others “as we are going”. Each of us has a mission from God and each one is called to be a missionary in our own contexts and to those we know. We desire to be a growing and multiplying congregation that continually works to partner with Christ and His church in expanding God’s kingdom.
We will not be content to remain where we are, but instead will take risks in our obedience to our Lord, as we obey his 3 great commands: to love God, to love one another, and to make disciples.
Being joined with Christ we find our identity in him. Our desire is to know Christ. We are in the process of drying to our old selves and being raised up with Christ, so that our faith changes how we see everything in our world. A spiritually healthy person is deeply in love their Savior and lives a life of service in gratitude to God. They are never content to stay where they are, but desire to continually become more and more Christ-like. This means we must equip one another for works of service.
A Christian Reformed Identity
With Scripture as our authority, we share with the worldwide church fundamental Christian beliefs. However, adhering to a Calvinist/Reformed theology also makes us distinct. We are an art of the Reformed denomination and agree with its positions, including its historic confessions - the Heidelberg Catechism, Canons of Dort, and Belgic Confession. We emphasize God's sovereignty, God's grace, and God's covenant promises, which is why we baptize children of believers.
We desire to be a place of acceptance and love for people of all ages and ethnicities. We strive to welcome all visitors warmly and demonstrate Christian hospitality. We desire to act like a Christian family, helping each other grow up in the Lord - shoring forgiveness, generosity, encouragement, compassion, and speaking the truth in love. With Christ as our head, we strive for unity in the body.
II Corinthians 8:1-7
At Prairie Lane Church we desire to promote the growth of God's worldwide kingdom. As such we not only give generously to our church family, we also desire to show generosity to our community and other Christian ministries. We do this through consistent giving in our ministry shares and partnering with prayer, time, and financial support with other local, regional, and global ministries. We also will help promote the health of other Christian Omaha churches, not just our own.
II Timothy 3: 14-17
Our beliefs and our actions as a church must be directed by God's Word in the Bible. In all our ministries, we will strive to grow in our knowledge and commitment to the true gospel. Our preaching must be grounded in the good news of Jesus from the Bible, so that it is God's Word and not a person's opinion, The gospel is not just about how we are saved, it also impacts how we live.
Prayer is a Priority
Our church desires to be a house of prayer; prayer is foundational to all the church's ministries. Prayer acknowledges that we depend on God for everything that we have and can do as a church, and reminds us that the best thing we can do is remain focused on our relationship to Jesus.
Sharing our Christianity
I Corinthians 9:19-23
Knowing that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the only way to finding peace with God, we are compelled to obey God's command and share the good news of his grace and forgiveness to as many people as we can. We strive to reach out in our worship services, in our programs, and especially in our personal day-to-day lives as we embrace our identity as ambassadors and missionaries for Christ.