Mission, Vision, Values
What We Believe
We believe in one God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Savior of all who put their faith in Him alone for eternal life. We believe that those who are made new in Christ are called to be holy character and conduct, and can only live this way by being filled with the Holy Spirit. We believe in the Bible and its sufficiency to establish our faith and conduct. We believe that the purpose of the Church is to worship God in spirit and in truth, and to reach a lost and fallen world with the gospel of Jesus Christ through its worship, witness, and loving deeds.
SPIRIT-LED FOCUS REQUIRES PRAYERFUL OBEDIENCE
We choose obedience over personal preference, with prayer as offense, not just defense. The Holy Spirit, not us, starts and leads the movement. Discerning and faithfully following the Spirit's leading produces the transforming fruit God plans for us.
Zechariah 4:6, Matthew 7:7-8, John 15:5, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 6:18-20, Colossians 4:2-4
GOD'S VISION REQUIRES INTENTIONAL AND AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS
Intentional and authentic relationships are built on love, collaboration and forgiveness. We choose trust over tension and mutual voluntary submission in our relationships to unite in pursing God's vision.
Mark 12:30-31, John 13:35, John 17:21, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 3:20-21, Ephesians 4:2,15,32, Ephesians 5:21, Philippians 2:1-5
THE GOSPEL GAP REQUIRES A KINGDOM FORCE
There is a growing gap between the gospel Jesus Christ and our community. We must mobilize a multiethnic, multi-generational and multi-economic Kingdom Force of disciples, who are willing to help build disciples, to close the gap. Our Kingdom Force includes laity and clergy, women and men, form everywhere to everywhere.
Psalm 145:11-13, Matthew 6:9-13, Matthew 9:37-38, Matthew 28:18, Romans 1:16, Galatians 3:28, Ephesians 4:11-12, 1 Peter 2:5, 2 Peter 3:9, Revelation 7:9
CONNECT WITH THE SPIRITUALLY LOST - Pointing people towards Jesus.
EXCELLENCE - We hold ourselves to a very high standard in our words and actions. We strive to do the best we can, consistently.
GENEROSITY - We give just to give, not to get. We give generously; willingly giving of our time, talents, and resources just as God had given generously first to us.
LOVE - We love God with our whole selves, and we love others with compassion and humility. We chose love first.
TRANSFORMATION - We meet people where they are, and we walk alongside each other as we transform more and more into the image of Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit.
TRUTH - We believe the Bible is the sure guide for all of us, and through God's truth, we seek to understand our world and use it as a guide for our church, our work. and our families.
BUILD UP BELIEVERS - Pointing people towards growth.
DISCIPLINE - We are committed to structure, guidance, and behavior that produces growth.
WORSHIP - We use our lives to express God's worth.
FAITH - We have faith in God's goodness, trust in His provision, and belief for miracles to happen in His name and by His power.
HUMILTY - We give our best efforts without seeking applause and continually acknowledge that God is the one who deserves the glory.
HONOR - We revere God, value people, and demonstrate respect for all of His creation.
SHARE THE GOSPEL - Pointing people towards others.
RELATIONSHIP - We belong in community and desire oneness with God and unity with His people.
PRAYER - We believe prayer brings connection to God and we use it specifically to understand how to help advance God's mission and clarify God's direction for our lives.
SERVICE - We use our hands and our gifts to show the heart of God through acts of service.
PASSION - We believe through our passionate pursuit of Jesus and stepping into the abundant life He has offered us, that we can impact the world with the marks of peace and hope.
FUN - We find joy in spending time with God and His people!
This list of core values below are unquestionable guidelines and guardrails for our ministries. They create filters for how our leaders make decisions in order to facilitate and implement culture at Good News Community Church. We desire that all of our staff, leaders, and all those who attend, display these aspects in their daily lives, influencing everything that they do for the glory of God.
Connect. Build. Share.
We do this by, Connecting with the Spiritually Lost, Building up Believers, and Sharing the Gospel. This is our purpose, but also a great platform for a process of growing and maturing spiritually.
The mission of Good News Community Church is to obey Christ by connecting with the spiritually lost in our community, building up committed believer by providing opportunities for spiritual growth, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus with everyone we meet.
POSTURE OF LEADERSHIP
COMMITTED TO PURSUING GOD THE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT.
COMMITTED TO PURSUING PERSONAL GROWTH.
COMMITTED TO SERVING OTHERS.