Our Purpose… is to reach people with the Gospel message of Christ, to equip believers to grow in their faith, to minister together, and to glorify God with our lives.
Our Vision… is to be a vibrant local body of believers firmly rooted in and transformed by God’s Word striving together to challenge, influence, and impact the people of Goodland area first, and ultimately the world, with the Truth of God’s Word and the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Our Mission…is to bring glory to our Lord, to declare locally and globally the salvation of Jesus Christ, and to equip the church body to live according to the Word of God
Our Core Values:
- We are committed to the Lord:
- Our passion is to be found faithful in serving the Lord. We are devoted to magnifying and exalting Him through the praise and prayer of the gathered body. (Ephesians 5:18-18; John 14:13)
- We are committed to God’s Word:
- Our passion is to faithfully proclaim the Word of God in teaching and preaching, as well as in practice. We are devoted to an exegetical understanding of the inerrant, inspired, complete, and literal Word of God. (Acts 5:42; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)
- We are committed to prayer and worship:
- Our passion is to exalt the name of the Lord in worship and come before our Master’s feet in prayer.
- We are committed to people:
- Our passion is to equip all believers to establish strong spiritual lives. In order to, establish strong godly families. This is practiced through fellowship and edification of God’s people. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:46-47; 1 Timothy 3:1-16; Hebrews 10:19-25)
- We are committed to local and global evangelism:
- Our passion is to reach our neighbors, who matter to the Lord, with the Gospel. Our pattern is the book of Acts, as Antioch was started by the persecution in Jerusalem and other churches were started by the missionary efforts of Antioch through the apostle Paul. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 8:20)
What We Believe:
On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1967, a small group met for a time of prayer and fellowship. Rev. Fred Dietz, then pastor of the Pleasant Home Church north of Edson, announced that he felt God was calling him to start a church in Goodland. All those present expressed a desire and willingness to see such a work started and wanted to be a part of it. A statement of faith was adopted and the meeting closed with prayer. Our statement of faith reads: “We, the members of this organization, do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as being the Word of God and our only infallible guide of faith and practice.” Thus the name of Goodland Bible Church came into being.In time, a parsonage was purchased and the Dietz family moved to Goodland. Jim Gee, Max Tedford, and Elmer Purvis were chosen to be trustees, and they along with Pastor Dietz began to get the necessary papers in order.The first services were held on March 17, 1968 in the Community Room of the Goodland State Bank with 44 people in attendance. Later that month services were moved to the American Legion Building and continued there until August of 1973.On March 12, 1972 a special fourth anniversary service was held with ground-breaking ceremonies on the newly purchased building site in the Rosewood addition. The first unit of the new building was started in June 1973 and completed in August with Delmer Musil as contractor. In June 1976 construction was started on the sanctuary with the first service being held there in November. A dedication service was held on January 19, 1977.From 1975 until 1994, Goodland Bible Church also was home to the Goodland Christian School where a good number of young people attended, graduated and went on to greater things including missions work, pastoral ministry, lay ministry, music and other Christ-honoring activities.Goodland Bible Church is located at 109 Willow Road, just east of Goodland Regional Medical Center.