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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.

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Enneagram Makes a Difference — 2. Discernment

The Enneagram informs spiritual discernment for varied personalities.

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Enneagram Makes a Difference — 1. Relationships

The Enneagram can offer gentle background radar for healthier relationships.

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Nurturing the Witness of God-Between

INCREASINGLY I AM SEEING ARTICLES AND DISCUSSIONS about the urgent need to rebuild the structures of community that have been shredded in our American life. Recently The Atlantic published an...
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Enneagram – For Integration

“Integration” is a popular ideal, but how does the Enneagram help?

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Forgiveness—Who to Trust?

Trust in God is the missing piece of the forgiveness puzzle for many. Reflect on images of the Divine that nurture trust.

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Temperamental Forgiveness

The patterns of our thinking, feeling and doing impact every aspect of our lives, including whether, how, and when we forgive.

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Why Forgive? …Jesus

Forgiveness helped redeem the Bible for me, and drew me back to Jesus.

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Forgiveness Confusion: Not Reconciliation

Clear up confusion between forgiveness and reconciliation to gain some freedom to forgive!

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Sunbrick field, in Cumbria, where Margaret Fell and a host of 17th century Friends are buried.UNLIKE SOME FAMILIES, mine never had the tradition of visiting cemeteries to put flowers on graves. My...

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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