Good News has been an independent, evangelical voice within The United Methodist Church since 1967. From the outset, we have been a community of believers who have a passion to see our denomination renewed. As a movement, Good News has been a beacon of hope to traditional United Methodists by urging the church to be faithful to the biblically-based principles of its historic Wesleyan heritage.
In other words, we want to see The United Methodist Church centered on Jesus Christ. Furthermore, we want to see our church engaged in vital ministry, growing disciples of Jesus Christ, and transforming the world.
The Good News magazine and website have always been bold, informative, and inspirational forums for evangelical and traditional United Methodists. Maintaining a Wesleyan vision, we publish for both the head and the heart. We keep a sharp eye on the complex issues facing our church and we place a high priority on edifying and inspirational stories.
Good News has always been a ministry within United Methodism with a consistent voice to reflect our evangelical convictions. Whether we are speaking with bishops or local congregations, general agencies or the General Conference, the United Methodist News Service or the Associated Press, Good News has been both measured and passionate about conveying vibrant orthodoxy.
Good News believes that prayer makes a difference. Furthermore, we believe intentional, directed prayer is the most effective catalyst for renewal within The United Methodist Church. We invite United Methodists to pray for the vitality, growth, faithfulness, and outreach of our denomination.
Since the 1980 General Conference, Good News has made a well-organized and serious attempt to renew and reform The United Methodist Church through the legislative system. Good News has a trained team present for the 10-day period of General Conference to monitor legislative sessions and floor activities with our Renewal and Reform Coalition partners. Good News and the Coalition assist local renewal groups in getting delegates elected to General and Jurisdictional Conferences in order to bring change and renewal through the official structures of our church.
These are just some of the ways Good News has worked faithfully for spiritual renewal and organizational reform. Our mission is to lead all people within The United Methodist Church to the faithful and vibrant practice of orthodox, Wesleyan Christianity.
A 23-member Board of Directors, both clergy and lay people, give policy leadership and financial guidance to Good News. We receive no funding from the denomination. Our support comes from grassroots United Methodists like you who believe in what we are doing. Local congregations also support Good News through their missions budget or special offerings.
We place a high value on accountability and trust. We are firmly committed to good stewardship of the funds entrusted to us by our friends and donors. For that reason we are a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
We have published this Top 10 Good News article collection in order for you to get a good sense of why we exist, what we believe, and the vision for a faithful future that we have for The United Methodist Church.