Membership
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Membership

At our one-our membership class you will find out what makes Good News Church special. You’ll hear our history, our vision, mission, and values. You’ll meet other newcomers, as well as staff and leaders of Good News Community Church so you feel connected. And, we’ll fill you in on what church membership is all about (hint: it’s not about you!)

Time/Date: Sunday, September 8th; 9:00-10:15am.

Registration isn’t required, but if you know you’re coming, let us know!

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What Do Christians Believe And Do?
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

What Do Christians Believe And Do?

At this one-hour class, you will get a brief overview of the essentials of the Christian faith and tradition. What’s so special about Jesus? What’s the big deal about the Bible? Do we really believe in miracles? Faith isn’t just about the head, though. Christians have engaged in the same four essential practices for millennia. You’ll learn about those, as well as some practical steps on how to do them.

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Middle School Youth Bonfire Night
Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

Middle School Youth Bonfire Night

It’s a night of fun with S’mores, a zipline, and more! All middle school (5th - 8th grade) are welcome - and invite your friends!

We’ll meet at the home of Dustin & Jamie Hicks; 363 252nd Place in Spirit Lake.

If you have any questions, contact Jamie Hicks at 712.330.7842 or email Jamie at pedjl@hotmail.com.

See you there!

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The Global Leadership Summit
Aug
8
to Aug 9

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 8-9, 2019, 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 2019.

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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 Lakeside Baptism 2019
Jul
21
10:45 AM10:45

Lakeside Baptism 2019

Each year, at the end of one of our worship services, as a congregation, we take a quick hike down to the Arnolds Park Beach by Bob's Restaurant 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! 

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Lunch With the Leaders (Newcomers Lunch)
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

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 pizza, salad, and a beverage at the Pizza Ranch in Spirit Lake - on us! Various members of our staff 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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WOVEN: The Art Of Making Disciples
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

WOVEN: The Art Of Making Disciples

We are all about making disciples who go and make disciples. In this six-week study, we provide a basic blueprint that helps women take practical steps toward building intentional relationships. Discipleship isn't a to-do list nor a program; we believe it is a weaving together of individuals' lives and stories, just like we're woven into this great redemption story. To help you get started, we present Jesus' call to discipleship and a basic cycle of what discipleship looks like.

Details

Location Spier Park, Okoboji (near Good News Community Church)
Dates/Times Monday evenings, 7pm, starting June 10 for six weeks
Facilitator The IF: Iowa State Coach, Erica Morrow

Register and find out more details . . .

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MERGE Night Of Worship
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

MERGE Night Of Worship

This Summer, MERGE N.O.W. will be uniting churches from Spencer and the Lakes Area. Local Churches including Crosswinds, Hope Reformed, Foundation Church, Living Word, Downtown Church, Good News Community Church, First Presbyterian and more will be joining together to lead worship in song for the entire family.

Learn more about MERGE N.O.W. by clicking here!

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First Sunday at the Tab
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

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 19th to worship with us! There will be only one service through the summer months and will start at 9am.

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Membership Class
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Membership Class

Learn about the vision, mission, and values of Good News Community Church and how you can get involved.

Childcare and a light breakfast provided.

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Membership Seminar
Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

Membership Seminar

A half-day seminar to get a better understanding of who GNCC is while joining others on the journey to know Christ better, build relationships, realize where God is working and join Him there! 

Currently there are three half-day seminars scheduled, with the first one coming up April 27th. Hope you can attend one of them in the coming months!

Church. Find out what Good News Community Church is all about.
Essentials. What does it take to be a disciple of Jesus?
Discovery. Discover God's purpose and design for your life!
Dream Team. Be a part of something that changes the world.

(Lunch will be served following the seminar)
Please register by clicking on the link below.

More Info & Registration . . .

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Easter Weekend Services
Apr
20
to Apr 21

Easter Weekend Services

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

Saturday, April 20th - 4:30pm*
Sunday, April 21st - 8:00am*; 9:30am** & 11:15am**

Childcare: *0-3 yrs; **0-5yrs

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

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Allergies? Special needs?
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Maundy Thursday Service
Apr
18
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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Empowered to Connect Simulcast 2019 - Good News Community Church
Apr
5
to Apr 6

Empowered to Connect Simulcast 2019 - Good News Community Church

EMPOWERED TO CONNECT 2019 

Connecting, Correcting and Empowering Children from Hard Places to Succeed

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, as well as snacks and beverages throughout. A 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 the local Okoboji event above. Second, register for your CEUs.

Register Here for CEUs.

Foster/Adopt Training Hours Foster and Adoptive Parents, register for the event and see the welcome counter to receive your training certificate at the end of each day. Even if you cannot attend the entire 2 days, you may receive hours for the sessions you do attend.

Sponsors

This simulcast is being brought to you by Good News Community Church, Kaden’s Kloset Okoboji and Iowa Kids Belong. If you have questions, or would like to be an event sponsor, contact Krista Petty at kpetty@iakidsbelong.org.

 

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Orphan Sunday 2018
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Orphan Sunday 2018

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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Annual Worship Celebration & Potluck
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Annual Worship Celebration & Potluck

Good News will hold its Annual Worship Celebration on Sunday, November 4th. 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 2019 and welcome new leadership. 

Join us for a potluck lunch during the meeting! The main dish, tableware, and beverages will be provided. What can you bring? A-L bring a salad or dessert; N-Z bring a side dish.

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Being Present - A Spiritual Formation Retreat
Oct
27
8:00 AM08:00

Being Present - A Spiritual Formation Retreat

BEING PRESENT will offer you the opportunity to take 4 or 8 hours to learn ancient, Christian practices on how to become more aware of God's presence in prayer, Scripture, and worship. You will be equipped, guided, and then set loose to encounter God through meditating on His Word, discovering His voice, and simply being still enough to listen.

Find Out More & Registration Information . . .

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Oct
24
to Nov 13

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Boxes are now available to pick up. Send joy and Christ's love to a child around the world.

Pick up a box and a flier, fill up your box, and return to Good News by November 13th. The boxes will be taken to a regional center for shipment across the ocean by Samaritan's Purse.

To find out more about Operation Christmas Child, go to the Samaritan's Purse website.

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Be Real, Become Whole Men's Retreat
Sep
14
to Sep 16

Be Real, Become Whole Men's Retreat

Join the men of Good News Community Church for a men's retreat this September.

We'll enjoy times of Biblical teaching, as well as lots of free-time. Bike trails, fishing, bonfires, and more are all available to us.

WHERE: Twin Lakes Bible Camp, Manson, IA
WHEN: Friday, September 14 - Sunday September 16
PRICE: $100

Price includes: Lodging, food, special speakers, materials, and more. 

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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. 

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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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