Reclaiming Our Focus

          In this short video, the Rev. Rob Renfroe, president of Good News and pastor of discipleship at The Woodlands UM Church (The Woodlands, Texas), talks about the imperative of being the church even in the midst of discord and distractions. He identifies sharing the Gospel, making disciples, and being mission […]

Two Large UM Churches Vote to Leave Denomination

By Walter Fenton- Two large local United Methodist churches in the Mississippi Annual Conference have taken congregation wide votes to leave the denomination. Ninety six percent of the parishioners at Getwell Road UM Church in Southaven and 99 percent at The Orchard UM Church in Tupelo supported separation on Sunday, February 5. The senior pastors […]

The UM Blame Game

By Walter Fenton- Two recent guest commentaries by the United Methodist News Service (UMNS) warrant a response. Both pieces are critical of conservative United Methodists. One, without evidence, makes a scurrilous claim about the work of evangelical groups at General Conference. And the other is a retired bishop’s attempt to blame others for the crisis […]

New name points Mission Society into the Future

NORCROSS, Ga.—The Mission Society has unveiled a new name that aims to further sharpen the focus and effectiveness of its wide-ranging work among some of the least-reached peoples around the world.  As TMS Global (www.tms-global.org), the interdenominational agency believes its training, church planting and mobilization efforts will be multiplied through a new name that looks […]

Dithering UM Leadership in West

By Walter Fenton- According to a United Methodist News Service article dated August 23, 2016, Bishop Grant Hagiya, president of the Western Jurisdiction’s College of Bishops, said newly elected Bishop Karen Oliveto, an open lesbian married to a deaconess in The United Methodist Church, “faces multiple complaints under church law … [and] that he has […]

Rev. Rob Renfroe Celebrates Good News’ 50th Anniversary

The Rev. Rob Renfroe, Good News’ third president, pays tribute to Good News’ founder, briefly shares our story, and gives thanks for our many friends and supporters.         ***** The following article by the Rev. Dr. Charles W. Keysor was published in the Christian Advocate, July 14, 1966. Keysor’s essay galvanized evangelicals […]

We Don’t Like Your Ethics, But Please Fund Ours

By Walter Fenton- Shortly before Christmas, local churches in the Mountain Sky Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church received a letter requesting monetary gifts for a “Vital Congregations Sustentation Fund.” The letter, signed by the 16 jurisdictional delegates from the area’s two annual conferences (Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone), explained that since the election and […]

Make a Year-End Gift to Good News

There is still time to make a 2016 gift to Good News. Please remember: 1. All gifts mailed to Good News that are postmarked on or before December 31, 2016 are considered charitable gifts for the 2016 tax year. 2. Any credit or debit card transaction completed online before January 1, 2017 is considered a […]

What Mary Teaches Us About God

In Part 2 of a 2 part series on Mary, mother of Jesus, the Rev. Rob Renfroe shows us about her relationship with God. “So one, its critically important that we come to a good understanding of who God is, but it can be terribly difficult and confusing doing so. So where should we go? […]

Listen to a Poignant Message on Mary by Good News President Rob Renfroe

In Part 1 of a 2 part series on Mary, the mother of Jesus, the Rev. Rob Renfroe explains how she can be an example to us all. “It’s one of the best known stories in all the Bible. An angel appears to a young, Jewish maid, in a little town called Nazareth. And Gabriel […]