Good News Church exists to know Christ and make him known through gathered worship, preaching of the Word, administration of the sacraments, grace-filled communities, personal evangelism, global missions, and seeking the good of the city.


Gathered Worship

The worship of God is of the highest importance.  We gather together in community for worship on Sundays to give glory to God, edify believers, and reveal the presence of God to non-believers through Word-centered, Spirit-filled, ordered, intelligible worship (1 Cor. 14).


Preaching of the Word

The faithful preaching of the Word is vital for teaching, reproof, correction, and for training in righteousness (1 Tim. 3:16).  We believe the gospel message is central to the message of the Bible.  Therefore, all preaching should find its climax and resolution in the person and work of Jesus Christ.


Administration of sacraments

Many Christians do not see the importance of sacraments.  However, since the time of the Reformation, it has been considered one of the marks of a true church.  A sacrament is a sign of an invisible reality and is one of the means in which God demonstrates His grace.


Grace-filled communities

The gospel is preached through words, but is made visible in community.  Community is one of the ways people, whether believers or non-believers, will tangibly see and experience the gospel.  Therefore, we believe it is important to build a community of grace that reflects the dynamics of the gospel.


Personal evangelism

God calls all believers to be witnesses to the good news of Jesus Christ.  Moreover, in a post-Christian society, we believe lay people (as opposed to clergy) will be the main conduit in which people hear the gospel.


Global Missions

We believe God is at work in the entire world and His heart is for the nations.  To that end, we consider it a great privilege to partner with Christians in other nations in the evangelization of the world.


Seeking the good of the city

Christians are considered exiles dwelling in a world that is not our home.  This does not mean we can forsake the world.  Rather, God commands just the opposite.  Just as he commanded the exiles of Israel to seek to good of Babylon, Christians are called to seek the good of our city (Jeremiah 29:1-14).  People often come to New York to take and receive from the city.  We believe Christians are called to give and serve the good of the city.