Good News Community Church
|Church Description *|
|Good News Community Church is a Christian, evangelical, Reformed church located in Okoboji, Iowa. About 800 people from around the Iowa Great Lakes area attend Good News. GNCC is a growing church full of young families and people from every stage of life. Good News Community Church has always strived to be known not as a building or a program, but as a people— a community seeking what God is doing and joining Him in it. Throughout the years, GNCC has intentionally resisted becoming a pastor or staff-centric church. Rather, the leadership of Good News Community Church has persisted in seeing its primary role as equippers of all of God’s people. Since the vision aims for “reproducing apprentices,” we view mentoring, apprenticing, and equipping as crucial for the continued vitality of our community. This is why GNCC has placed such emphasis on every leader apprenticing co-leaders, on mentoring being a norm, and on the reproduction of leaders and groups being a measure of health.
Good News Community Church is located in the Iowa Great Lakes chain (one of the largest tourist destinations in the state), attracting more than one million visitors annually. Families have made this their summer vacation destination for generations. That is why the area, collectively referred to as Okoboji, has come to be known as the Land of Lakes and Family Fun.
|Position Description *|
The Lead Pastor will lead the people of Good News Community Church in its mission of seeing thousands of people in NW Iowa and SW Minnesota be transformed into radical, reproducing apprentices of Jesus Christ. Accomplishment of this mission will be evident as this pastor equips and empowers the people of GNCC to Connect, Serve & Grow more and more with individuals in our community, and to the ends of the earth.Seeking God’s Vision for GNCC
• Leads the elders/leadership team in seeking God’s vision for the direction of GNCC
• Develops and nurtures a “Discernment Culture” for decision-making, especially among the elders and deacons
• Initiates ideas and proposals to ensure that the organizational structure of the church is positioned well to pursue the stated vision and mission
• Leads Elders/Leadership Team in continually incorporating GNCC’s Guiding Principles (Mission principles, Boundary principles, Accountability principles) into the church’s decision-making processes
Good News Community Church is a healthy church. It is a Bible-centered church with a great staff team and culture. The new leader will build on a very solid foundation of ministry in this truly unique opportunity.