BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN
Jun
3
to Jul 1

BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN

Changing Lives ... Strengthening Families.


Share your loose change with a few babies!  The Baby Bottle campaign for Cherish House will begin this Sunday, June 3rd.  A table will be full of empty baby bottles, just waiting to be filled up with your loose change!  Pick up an empty baby bottle ... bring back a full one to church by July 1st.

Your coins can make a difference in the lives of young mothers and their children. The proceeds of this unique fundraiser will be used to help Cherish House.

For questions or more information, call or email the Cherish Center at 712.338.3333; info@cherishcenter.org; or check out their website at www.cherishcenter.org.

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LAUNCH: Missional Discipleship Leader Training (Day 1 of 2)
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

LAUNCH: Missional Discipleship Leader Training (Day 1 of 2)

"If you make disciples, you always get the church. But if you make a church, you rarely get disciples." Mike Breen

We are a church that is all about disciples who make disciples. That's why we have the commitment of being a church of 20 discipleship-making groups (Missional Communities) by 2020. But in order to do that, we need to equip, train, and deploy dozens of missional disciplemakers. 

That's where you come in. Every Christian is called to be one of those disciplemakers. No exception. If you've never discipled anyone before it can be daunting to start. And if you've been discipling others for years, you know that there's always more to learn.

You are invited to LAUNCH: our Missional Discipleship Leader Training. Over the course of two evenings, you will be equipped, trained, and deployed to start a new discipleship group or deepen the one you're leading now. 

LOCATION: Good News Community Church, 1010 Julia St, Okoboji, IA 51355
DATES & TIME: Day 1, Monday, July 9, 6-9pm; Day 2, Monday, July 23, 6-9pm

Register today so we can provide adequate snacks, drinks, and resources. 

Name *
Name
If attending as a couple, put both first names in "First Name" field.
As of this time, we are not able to provide childcare for this event, though that may change. If you need childcare, do you need help finding or paying for childcare? If yes, we will be in touch. *
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The Global Leadership Summit
Aug
9
to Aug 10

The Global Leadership Summit

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Whether at church, school, business or home, you are leading people and projects every day. You're leading in a culture that is constantly changing and redefining itself. Leadership takes perseverance, dedication and a commitment to stretch your mind, expand your heart and use your God-given gifts to impact your world in real and powerful ways.

On August 9-10, 2018, you're invited to gather with thousands of leaders across North America for The Global Leadership Summit. Commit now to be a part of this annual event designed to stretch and challenge you with world-class speakers, interactive dialogue and practical training. We are pleased to host The Global Leadership Summit 2018.

If you attend Good News Community Church and would like to register for The Global Leadership Summit, please enter the priority code you received in the box below and click "register."

Click the button above if you do not attend Good News Community Church and would like to register to attend The Global Leadership Summit at this site. Please enter your own church/organization information in the "Church/Organization Information" on the registration page and not the host site’s information.

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First Sunday at the Tab
May
20
5:00 PM17:00

First Sunday at the Tab

Each summer our congregation changes worship locations from 1010 Julia St to the Okoboji Bible Conference Grounds in Arnold's Park, IA. 

So be sure to join us at the Tabernacle on Sunday, May 20th to worship with us! There will be only one service through the summer months and will start at 9am.

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Youth Grill-Out Fundraiser
Apr
29
12:15 PM12:15

Youth Grill-Out Fundraiser

The GNCC Middle and High School youth will be hosting their annual fundraiser offering burgers and hot dogs on the grill!

The proceeds of the free will donation meal will be used to help defray the cost for our youth to attend future mission trips, summer camps, and recharges. We believe that these positive experiences will strengthen our youth in their leadership qualities, positive behaviors, and most importantly, their faith!

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Compassion Sunday
Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

Compassion Sunday

On Sunday, April 29, a child needs you to help them to escape from poverty. Each one of us has the opportunity to respond to this call on Compassion Sunday. After the service, visit one of our Compassion tables where you can view packets showing boys and girls who need a sponsor right now. This is your opportunity to release a child from poverty in Jesus’ name. You will give them a future and a hope through the loving intervention of a Christ-centered program run by a local church in their neighborhood.

For more information, contact Anthony Parrott at anthony@gncconline.com or visit compassionsunday.com

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Empowered to Connect Simulcast at Good News
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Empowered to Connect Simulcast at Good News

ANNOUNCEMENT: 

Due to the impending bad weather, the second day of the Empowered To Connect conference scheduled for Saturday, April 14th, has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 28th. 

Please let us know if you will be able to attend the rescheduled date by emailing Krista Petty at krista_petty@msn.com, or call her at 704.795.8631. The day will begin at 9:00am with doors opening at 8:30am.

Good News Community Church

712.332.5698 - info@gncconline.com

 

At the Empowered To Connect Conference you will experience practical teaching designed to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children from hard places and those impacted by adoption and foster care, in a safe and supportive community.

This two-day live simulcast features Trust-Based Relational Intervention® methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the TCU Institute of Child Development to help bring attachment and connection in families. Learn more about Trust Based Relationship Therapy and the speakers.

Price

$15 per person; $25 per couple.

Price includes workbook and snacks and beverages throughout. A one-hour lunch break will be provided each day.

Location

Good News Community Church, Okoboji, IA

Continuing Education & Training Hours with ETC!

There are many opportunities for people working in the fields of education, healthcare, counseling, social work and more to receive credit for attending this 2-day event.  There are also training hours available for foster and adoptive parents.

First, register for you local event. Second, register for your continuing education credit or hours at one of the following links depending on your profession:

For Social Workers, Counselors and other professionals: NASW and NBCC credit

For Educators: Link for class to register for continuing ed credit

Syllabus link

This simulcast is being brought to you by Good News Community Church and Kaden's Kloset Okoboji. If you have questions, or would like to be an event sponsor, contact krista_petty@msn.com.

 

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Lunch With the Leaders (Newcomers Lunch)
Apr
22
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch With the Leaders (Newcomers Lunch)

If you're new to GNCC (a week; a month; a year!) we'd love to meet you and your family. Come enjoy the buffet at Spirit Lake Godfather's - on us! Various members of our staff and leadership team will be there

No RSVP necessary, but if you want to let us know you're coming or have any questions, let us know at info@gncconline.com or 712.332.5698.

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Easter Services
Mar
31
to Apr 1

Easter Services

Join us for one of our three very special Easter services as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ!

Saturday, March 31st - 4:30pm
Sunday, April 1st - 9:00am & 10:45am

Childcare available through 5 years old at all services.

Is it your first time coming to Good News? You can pre-register your kids for an easy check-in experience!

Parent's or Guardian's Name *
Parent's or Guardian's Name
Phone Number *
Phone Number
First Child's Name
First Child's Name
Second Child's Name
Second Child's Name
Third Child's Name
Third Child's Name
Fourth Child's Name
Fourth Child's Name
Allergies? Special needs?
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Christmas Eve
Dec
24
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Eve

Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

We will have two, identical Candlelight services: 9:00am and 4:30pm.

The 9:00am service will have childcare through 5 years old.

The 4:30pm service will have childcare through 3 years old.

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Believer Baptism
Dec
10
9:00 AM09:00

Believer Baptism

We are looking forward to celebrating Believer Baptism. Join us Sunday, December 10th, as we baptize believers into God's covenant community.

We would love for you to join us in that celebration. And, if you would like to receive the gift of baptism, please let us know! 

Name *
Name
Phone *
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Annual Worship Celebration & Potluck
Nov
12
12:00 PM12:00

Annual Worship Celebration & Potluck

Good News will hold its Annual Worship Celebration on Sunday, November 12th. It's our opportunity to come together and thank God for all He has shown us and done in and through Good News Church over the past year, as well as look ahead to 2018 and welcome new leadership. 

Join us for a potluck lunch during the meeting! Bring a dish to share and be prepared to celebrate together. 

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Orphan Sunday
Nov
5
9:00 AM09:00

Orphan Sunday

We will be joining with churches throughout the nation to recognize Orphan Sunday. Join us during our 9am or 10:45am service to find out more about foster care and adoption in NW Iowa. 

The Kings & Queens Missional Community will also be serving a fundraising Brunch from 10am to 11am (between the services) with all proceeds going towards the mission of foster care and adoption, as well as Kadens Kloset.

Find out more about missional communities here...

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Brandon Morrow Candidating Sunday
Sep
17
9:00 AM09:00

Brandon Morrow Candidating Sunday

After months of reviewing resumes and applications; many interviews; hours of prayer, conversation, and discernment, the Hiring Team unanimously recommended that Pastor Brandon Morrow be the next Lead Pastor of Good News Community Church.

The Leadership Team (your elders+deacons) has met with Pastor Brandon, reviewed his qualifications and credentials, and then unanimously voted this past Thursday to invite Pastor Brandon Morrow to candidate at our church on Sunday, September 17. The staff of GNCC full-heartedly concur! 

Here's what happens next.

On SundaySeptember 17, Pastor Brandon will preach at both the 9am and 10:45am services. Then, at noon, GNCC will host a potluck that will include a moderated Q&A time. Following that, the members of GNCC will vote on whether or not we should invite Pastor Brandon to be our next Lead Pastor.

Then, taking the congregational vote into advisement, on Thursday, September 21 the Leadership Team will make the final vote on whether or not to invite Pastor Brandon to be our next Lead Pastor. If the answer is yes, a starting date will be set in coordination with the Morrows, GNCC, and our denomination. 

Please submit any questions you have for the Morrows here

Any questions you have about the process so far or the process ahead, please send to Anthony Parrott (anthony.parrott@gncconline.com), and he will either answer the question or get you in contact with the person who can!

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 Lakeside Baptism 2017
Jul
23
10:45 AM10:45

Lakeside Baptism 2017

Each year, at the end of one of our worship services, as a congregation, we take a quick hike down to the beach by Bob's Dog at West Lake Okoboji, and baptize believers into God's covenant community. 

We would love for you to join us in that celebration. And, if you would like to receive the gift of baptism, please let us know! 

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
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Newcomer's Reception
Jul
16
10:30 AM10:30

Newcomer's Reception

If you're new to GNCC (a week; a month; a year!) we'd love to meet you and your family. Come enjoy some coffee and donuts in the Fellowship Hall at the Bible Conference Grounds following Sunday morning worship! Various members of our staff and leadership team will be there

No RSVP necessary, so please join us if you haven't already attended a past Lunch With Leaders.

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Women's Fellowship Event
Jun
4
5:30 PM17:30

Women's Fellowship Event

Join other women for meaningful conversation, as well as some fun and laughter while connecting with each other. We will enjoy some music and an inspiring speaker.

The evening begins at 5:30pm, at Good News Church (1010 Julia St., Okoboji). Bring a salad to share and be sure to ask a friend to join you!

RSVP by Sunday, May 28th by filling out the form below. (Nursery will be available)

Name *
Name
Will you need Nursery care?
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Compassion Sunday
May
28
9:00 AM09:00

Compassion Sunday

YOU can be a part of releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name!

For many children and families around the world, having enough food is a real problem. And they lack basic necessities that we generally take for granted.

And it’s the children who suffer the most. That’s why your sponsorship is so important.

Find out more during our April 29th service!

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Foundations
Apr
23
to Apr 30

Foundations

Are you interested in taking your next step with Good News? Are you curious about our church's values, vision, and mission? Perhaps you're wanting to become a member of Good News, committing to becoming a radical, reproducing apprentice of Christ?

Foundations consist of four 1-hour sessions meeting during the 10:45 worship time that answer these questions, as well as help you take next steps in your walk with God through His bride, the church. 

Please register for this excellent opportunity!

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
Will you require childcare? *
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Maundy Thursday Service
Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

Maundy Thursday Service

Join us on Maundy Thursday as we follow the example of Jesus in washing one another’s feet. We will worship together through song and prayer, partaking in Communion, and humbling ourselves before our God and before one another.

Nursery available thru 3 years old.

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Missional Communities 101
Feb
5
to Feb 12

Missional Communities 101

Maybe you've heard that GNCC has the goal of having 20 Missional Communities by 2020. But what is a Missional Community? What do they do? Is it just a fancy new phrase for "small group"? And what does "missional" even mean anyway?

If you've ever had any of these questions, then the 1-hour class "Missional Communities 101" is for you! Taught by Jeff Berkland, this class will lay down a biblical foundation for Missional Communities, explain their purpose, and lay out a strategy for how GNCC can help see people become radical, reproducing apprentices of Jesus. 

The MC 101 class will meet two Sundays; February 5th at 9:00am, and February 12th at 10:45am. Please indicate on the registration form which class you would like to attend.

Name *
Name
Which Class Will You Attend? *



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Apprenticing Workshop
Nov
5
9:30 AM09:30

Apprenticing Workshop

Three relationships are necessary in our Christian lives: Paul, our coach or mentor; Timothy, our apprentice/mentee; and Barnabas, a peer who walks with us, sharing our lives while we follow Christ together.

In this Apprenticing Workshop we will look at the first of those critical relationships: the whys and hows of beginning and maintaining apprenticing relationships.

Registration is required.

 

 

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Congregational Information Meeting 2 (Elder/Deacon Team Meeting)
Oct
30
10:45 AM10:45

Congregational Information Meeting 2 (Elder/Deacon Team Meeting)

Each year, as we gear up for our Annual Meeting and Celebration, we offer the chance for the congregation to meet with their elders and deacons in order to 1) Hear what God has been doing within and through our congregation; 2) Tell your own stories of Brightspots in GNCC; 3) Hear what's coming up in 2017, including our new budget; and 4) Offer helpful suggestions of how we can make strides forward as a church.

The final opportunity for you to attend is Sunday, October 30, during the second service (10:45am - noon). The meeting will take place in our Fellowship-Welcome area. 

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