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“Jeremiah Faithful” & Election Violence Prevention

Helping prevent election violence in the US, Emily Provance is called to be faithful, not successful. How about you?

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Introducing our newest Good News Associate—Rosemary Zimmerman!

IT IS SUCH A PLEASURE AND BLESSING TO INTRODUCE to you the medical ministry of Rosemary Zimmerman! Rosemary is a hospitalist at Elllis Hospital in Schenectady, New York. As a hospitalist, she takes...

Inner Hospitality and Snoopy Too

Why and how do we practice inner hospitality? Plus Snoopy in a personal story…

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Resisting Centering?

Resistance to spiritual centering is natural. Wrestling with it is worthwhile.

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Spiritual Contagion — Centering in Action

Practice spiritual centering to spread patience, kindness, gentleness, true peace, and even joy, no matter the circumstances.

Expanding the Definition of “We.”

SOMETIME AROUND SPRING 2023, I started feeling a concern about violence in the United States. It’s not that violence in this country is a new phenomenon, but what I felt was a specific spiritual...
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Eat Your Spiritual Oatmeal — Experiencing Centering

What is spiritual centering? Why do we need it? What’s it like?

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“Welcome” – A Prayer for THOSE Moments

During life’s overwrought moments, we could use a simple, practical tool like the Welcoming Prayer.

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Shiphrah, Puah, and Pluralism

SHIPHRAH AND PUAH BROKE THE LAW. When Pharaoh ordered the midwives to kill the male Hebrew newborns, they conspired instead to lie to him. "Hebrew women are not like Egyptians. They give birth too...
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Enneagram Makes a Difference — 3. Prayer

Our personality can hinder our prayer life; Enneagram invites freedom through integration of thinking, feeling, and doing in our relationship with God.

About Us

GOOD NEWS Associates is a Christian, nonprofit, ministry organization supporting individuals who are called to non-institutional ministries.

Faithfulness to God’s call doesn’t always match the regular slots that life provides us. In fact, it appears that God is raising up a wonderful assortment of gifts and ministries that don’t fit into the regular institutional positions for ministry at all. People are finding themselves called to do work for which there is no job or paycheck attached.

GOOD NEWS Associates understands this challenge and supports people called to non-institutional Christian ministries in the fields of writing, speaking and teaching, art, music, drama, and dance; contemplative prayer, and service.

GOOD NEWS Associates walks with individuals as they are led by the Spirit of God, liberating them to be obedient to the unfolding shape of their calls. The organization also offers professional identity, ministry infrastructure, networking and synergy, discernment and accountability.

Associates are the heart of the organization. They are persons whose have affiliated their ministry with GOOD NEWS Associates. They are supported by a combination of contributions and ministry related income. They fully participate in the privileges and responsibilities of the organization.

GOOD NEWS Associates began under the vision and leadership of Jan Wood, Director and Associate, incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization in 1998. Board members include Marge Abbott, Julie Peyton, Jonathan Vogel-Borne, Lorraine Watson, and Becky Wood.

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Board & Associates Gathering 2019

Jan Wood, Emily Provance, Jonathan Vogel-Borne, Becky Wood, Julie Peyton, Lorraine Watson, Christine Hall, Marge Abbott, Margaret Fraser

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