Whether you have visited us once or twice or just joined us our church or recently enrolled your children in our school or never visited before, there are always several questions that come to mind. We hope to answer some of your questions here. Of course, if you have additional questions, please feel free to submit your question(s) anytime to our staff by clicking on “Contact Us” so we can reply accordingly.
WELS pastors and teachers have been serving the greater Omaha community for over 75 years. Gethsemane Lutheran Church has been serving families from its 108th and Old Maple location since the 1960s.
All church membership inquiries can best be directed to our pastoral staff. Typically, new members are invited to complete a Bible information course (BIC) to learn the basic truths of Scripture and all that we teach and believe as a church. Church membership is typically discussed after Bible information courses are completed. If interested in becoming a member, please reach out to our pastoral staff anytime.
Should you visit our facilities for church or school events, our church facility entrance is at the center end of the parking lot. Our school entrance is off to the left. Restrooms can be found in the fellowship hall area and school. The fellowship hall area is located between the church and school and to your left after you enter the church entrance. Additional restrooms can be found in the school.
Yes. We give thanks for this. All WELS pastors attend training at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary located in Mequon, WI. They receive extensive training, including training in studying the Bible in Hebrew and Greek, the languages found in the original translations. Our pastors are tremendous assets to our congregation as they lead worship and Bible studies that allow for growth and learning.
Yes. WELS teachers attend Martin Luther College located in New Ulm, MN. They receive extensive training and experience teaching in the classroom, prior to serving full-time at one of our schools. In 2017, Martin Luther College was voted “#1 Best College In Minnesota” by Time/Money magazine, sharing honors with other outstanding universities located across the US.