Where Will You SERVE?
Part of our vision is for every person in our church to be on mission. Simply put, we think everyone should participate in giving back, in being a representative of God in the real world through active service.
We believe that one of the best ways to grow in our faith is to help others. (Service projects are also a great way to get to know other people.) We want to encourage you find ways to use your time volunteering in a role that fits your gifts, interests, and talents. From tutoring at a local school, to helping someone in need who needs a tune-up for their car, or serving food during one of our community outreach nights, there’s always a way to be involved.
Send us an email to let us know how you’d like to serve.
Where we are serving
In addition to service projects around our community, we often host short term service or missions projects in other parts of the world, and are committed to being engaged in the work of numerous missionaries working around the world.
Meet the current group of missionaries that we currently partner with around the world:
[Church Resource Ministries| USA] Phil is working to train church planters in New York and throughout the USA and the world. At the same time Phil and Ruthann are working to plant the seeds of a new church in the East Village areas of New York.
[Child Evangelism Fellowship | Global] Grace & Joanne have been Child Evangelism Fellowship teachers and trainers since 1966. Today they are retired, but continue to travel the world to train leaders, especially in French speaking countries.
[Wycliffe Bible Translators | Mexico] Jeanne ministers in two separate but related language groups within the the Popoloca Indians in Mexico, where she has been part of publishing the New Testament in the local language and is working on the Old Testament.
[Trans World Radio | Netherlands] The Bettig’s work in international missionary radio that focuses on content in over 180 languages and dialects, from 13 super-power transmitting sites on short-wave, medium-wave and long-wave, by satellite, and via more than 2,500 local stations.
[TEAM | Mexico] The Eager’s work around the area of San Jose del Cabo (SJC), about 1,000 miles south of the border from San Diego in the desert mountains. They focus on sports and community outreach to people in rural Mexican.
[SIM | Chicago] The Erickson’s have been members of SIM for more than 30 years. Most of their ministry career was invested in ministries in Bolivia. Today they are retired and living in the Chicagoland area.
[Inner City Impact | USA] The Lamour’s minister to inner-city youth in Chicago. Jeremy attended Moody Bible Institute where he studied Youth Ministry and developed a growing desire to disciple at-risk youth.
[Evangelical Free Church of America | USA] Bill is the regional superintendent for Chicagoland ethnic churches of the Great Lakes District at the EFCA, the organizing denomination to which Good News belongs. He has been shepherding & counseling pastors for over 16 years in this role.
[Inner City Impact | USA] The Rundquist are career missionaries, working to reach inner-city youth for over 30 years. Debbie has spent most of her career working with younger, elementary age kids while Keith has managed facilities for Inner City Impact.
[Mustard Seed Network | Japan] The Soyama’s are working to plant churches in Japan as part of the Mustard Seed Network. They work on a team that recruits, trains and catalyzes church plants in various locations across Japan.
[Living Hope Bible Church | Liberia] The Wilson’s are working in their home country of Liberia, training pastors and lay leaders. Nathaniel also serves as pastor of Living Hope Bible Church, a growing congregation in Liberia where Grace leads the children’s ministry.