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.
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.
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.
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.
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.