I Am New Here

What Should I Expect?

"Welcome to Good News Church! It is our desire to see people’s lives positively changed by God through the good news of Jesus Christ. This brings glory to God, which, we believe, is the ultimate purpose of life. We invite you to attend our Sunday morning worship service at 9:15am & 11:00am. We hope you come, and we hope you like it!" — Pastor Mario Villella

Service Times

Good News Church meets every Sunday at 9:15am & 11:00am.

What Should I Expect?

We realize that visiting a new church can be a little stressful. What am I supposed to wear? Will there be anything for my children? What if the pastor is weird? What if the guy sitting next to me is weird? Is anyone going to ask me to do something like stand up and introduce myself?

In order to alleviate some of that discomfort, we’ve designed this section to inform you about what to expect at our church, and to answer some frequently asked questions.

When you arrive you will see a driveway that leads to either the left or right side of the building. You can park on either side of the building, but the left parking area is closest to KidZone, our children’s program, and the auditorium we use for our Main Service.

Each Sunday morning we have coffee and donuts available before and during the service. The service is typically a little over an hour long, and is comprised primarily of music and Bible teaching. The music is current in style, and so is the Bible teaching (even though it is based on a very old book.) Childcare is provided for the entire length of the service for children who are in PreK and younger. Kindergarten through 5th graders accompany their parents for the first part of the service (the music part) and then are dismissed during the sermon time to KidZone. They will be taught a Bible lesson geared for their age group. All other children are invited to attend the main church service with everyone else. After the service, people are encouraged to hang out with one another to get to know each other.

What Are Our Core Values?

Would you like a more exhaustive explanation of the vision of Good News Church? What kind of church is Good News? What are we trying to accomplish? All of these questions were answered in a 3-part series we did called "Focused".

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What kind of church is Good News?

Good News Church is a Bible-teaching, non-denominational church.

When and Where Do You Meet?

Our church service is on Sunday mornings at 9:15am & 11:00am. We meet at 5600 SE 24th St., Ocala, FL.

What Kind of Music Does the Church Play?

Modern music. We use drums, guitars, and keyboard. Most of the music is heavily influenced by Passion, Rend Collective, Hillsong, Matt Maher, Crowder, Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, Charlie Hall, etc…

How Should I Dress?

Wear whatever you’d like. Most attendees dress casual.

What About My Children?

Our children’s ministry is called KidZone, and it breaks down into four main groups:

  1. BabyZone is where we take care of children from birth to walking. Parents can drop their children off just before the service and pick them back up in the same condition right after the service.
  2. ToddlerZone is the same as baby zone, but is for children from walking to 2 years old.
  3. PreKZone is the same as baby & toddler zone, but is for children from 3 - 5 years old.
  4. ElementaryZone is for K – 5th grade and meets during the sermon portion of the Sunday morning service.

We also have a Youth Group that meets on Wednesdays @ 6:00pm.

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What If I Don't Typically Attend a Church?

Well, today is your lucky day! This church is for you. We strive to make sure that what we do on Sunday mornings is helpful and understandable, even if it has been a long time since you last went to church (or even if you have never been to a church before.)

What Does the Pastor Usually Talk About?

The Bible.

Is Good News a Member of a Denomination?