Mission - Vision - Values
Statement of Faith - History of Our Church

Mission

Our mission of the Good News Bible Church is to share, teach and preach the "gospel" with everyone. God loves us, God loves us so much, and He sent His Son to die on the cross to pay for our sin.

The Bible says: "And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" ­ Mark 16:15

The Bible says: "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" ­ Romans 5:8

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Vision

Our vision at the Good News Bible Church is for every family to understand that every true child of God possesses eternal life, being justified by faith, sanctified by God, and sealed with the Holy Spirit which is safe and secure for all eternity, and one cannot lose their salvation. However, a Christian can, through sin, lose their fellowship, joy, power, testimony, and reward, and incur the Father’s chastisement. Relationship is eternal, being established by the new birth; fellowship, however, is dependent upon obedience

The Bible says: "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law." ­ Romans 3:28

The Bible says: "In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory" ­ Ephesians 1:13-14

The Bible says: "For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are." ­ I Corinthians 3:11-17

The Bible says: "And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: "My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives." If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it" ­ Hebrews 12:5-11

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Values

The Good News Bible Church values speaking the truth about the Gospel.

The Bible says: "But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed" ­ Galatians 1:8-9

The Good News Bible Church values the Love of the Lord.

The Bible says: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life" ­ John 3:16


The Good News Bible Church values raising families and kids on the foundation of Christ.

The Bible says: "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honor your father and mother," which is the first commandment with promise: "that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth." And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord" ­ Ephesians 6:1-4



The Good News Bible Church values building friendships on the foundation of Christ.

The Bible says: "Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up" ­ Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

The Bible says: "As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend" ­ Proverbs 27:17


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Statement of Faith

There is one God, eternally existent, Creator of heaven and earth. He is manifested in three person; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The Bible says: "For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one" ­ I John 5:7


The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God who took on flesh and dwelt on earth. He was sinlessly perfect and gave Himself as a substitutionary sacrifice by shedding His blood and dying on the cross; He then cam back from the dead. This was to pay for all sins (past, present, and future) for all who believe.

The Bible says: "By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified" ­ Hebrews 10:10-14


Man is saved by undeserved mercy through faith and nothing of man enters into his salvation. It is a free gift. Salvation is by the finished work of Christ and nothing can be added to it.

The Bible says: "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." ­ Ephesians 2:8-9

The Bible says: "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit" ­ Titus 3:5

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History of our Church

In 1968, Floyd Seekins, Ray Nendick, Jim Smith, Jim Padgett and Johnny Wilson went to Browns Ranch in Colorado to hunt elk. The night before season opener the men went to listen to a speaker. That speaker was Yankee Arnold, www.calvaryoftampa.org. Yankee gave the gospel and some of the men accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior that night.

In the spring of 1968, Yankee Arnold came to Dora Lake MN and speak at the Missionary Alliance Church were Floyd Seekins was pastor. Families from all around come to hear the Gospel. Some families from the area decided it was time to start a church based on what they had heard from Yankee.

The summer of 1968, the families from Dora Lake started meeting outside at Jim & Gwen Padgett's home. They had the privilege of listening to several Gospel minded Pastors including Rev. Richard Seymour www.clarityministries.org and Dr. A Ray Stanford, president of Florida Bible College. Yankee also came back several times. In the winter time the group met at the Dora Lake Town Hall with Rev. Dave Hayes. They anxiously waited the day that they would be able to build their own church.

In 1970, Ezra Schauer asked the families of Dora Lake (Jim Padgett, Jim Smith, Chan Adams, Herman Adams, Rod Goble, and Howard Hallett) to help him build a house and in exchange he would donate land for a church. The families agreed to help and that’s how the Good News Bible Church in Dora Lake was born.

The Good News Bible Church of Cohasset began in 1980 when Rev. Bill Adams came from Colorado Bible College. Along with Pastor Dan Adams and Tom Adams, they incorporated the by-laws and doctrinal statement. The Good News Bible Church of Cohasset wasn’t always in Cohasset. The church began services at the Grand Rapids Bus Depot. After a period of three years, Rev. Bill Adams took a youth pastor position in Chicago and Rev. Dan Adams began speaking and continued for 20 years. After Pastor Dan Adams retired, Pastor Tom Adams took over.

In the early 1980's, the Good News Bible Church of Cohasset purchased the present building. In recent years the church has experienced substantial growth. God has truly blessed our church.

In the spring of 2010, Pastor Tom Adams decided to retire. The congregation was tasked with finding a new pastor when the lord so graciously led one of their own to step up. That is when Pastor Lance Edminster took over.

A quote from Pastor Edminster: I, Pastor Lance Edminster, have had the privilege of studying and learning about the Bible from Pastor Dan Adams and my good friend Pastor Tom Adams. Pastor Tom Adams wrote the following, "Our church from the beginning has stood firm on the belief that the only means of salvation is by trusting in Jesus Christ. To add works of any kind, rituals or legalism means you do not fully trust in Jesus Christ. Romans 11:6 says if it be of Grace it cannot be of works, otherwise Grace is no more Grace. If it was of works it couldn't be of Grace otherwise work is no more work."

In 2008, after Pastor Dan Adams had passed on, a few families at the Good News Bible Church in Cohasset started the Lords Army Youth Group in memory of him. Visit that website at www.lordsarmyyouth.com.

Everyone is welcome and the people of our church always make visitors feel like family.

Sunday Service
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at the Good News
Bible Church

Monday Bible Study
Starts at 7pm
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Wednesday Bible Study
starts at 7pm
at the Good News
Bible Church

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Sunday Service
starts at 9am
at the Good News
Bible Church

Bible Study
is every
Wednesday at 7pm
at the Good News
Bible Church
Good News Bible Church
PO Box 175
Cohasset, MN 55721

(218) 999-9012