The Good News outreach newspaper is purchased by churches, Christian groups and individuals who give it to their friends, neighbours and contacts.
Although these users of Good News are our 'customers', Good News is not a business but a mission, set up to help churches take the Christian message to their community. For that reason, we do not regard distributors merely as customers, but as members of the Good News Team, partnering with us in outreach to the nation. Those who distribute a few copies are as important as those who distribute hundreds.
Reflecting this sense of partnership between our distributors and ourselves, a Newsletter is sent free to distributors with their copies of Good News, offering evangelistic ideas, giving encouragement and sharing prayer requests.
To help plan effective distribution, free Good News User Support Leaflets are also available. See the Using Good News section of this site for details.
Here's what distributors say about Good News:
"It's an excellent resource I always use, taking it to the men. Many, many thanks."
Bob Rumbelow, Free Church Chaplain, HMP Rye Hill, nr. Rugby
"We really appreciate the Good News newspaper... I was very impressed by the articles. We have some responses already."
Andrew Holland, March, Cambridgeshire
"Thank you so much for this outreach newspaper. I am compelled to write and say please don't give up producing them. Our church has been distributing them around our streets for some years now. It's a powerful way of sowing seeds in our friends and neighbours' lives. The message of God's love goes straight into the home. So far, I have never had anyone say they do not want them. In fact, the people I have asked say they enjoy them. We have become very friendly with neighbours, and I believe this is due to the newspapers. I thank God for the newspaper regularly and take great joy in delivering it each month. I love reading it too!"
Jim Brooks, Plymouth
"We take supplies of the Good News outreach paper to churches where I preach, and they are readily taken up. They have commented on how professional the paper is, and how ideal it is for circulation among the community."
Colin Groome, Hemel Hempstead
"I give out Good News to neighbours and friends and have been encouraged that they read them. They are keen to receive them and it is making them think about Christianity. Keep up the good work."
Judith Squires, Brandon, Suffolk
"A lady who read Good News filled in the coupon on page 7 about committing your life to Christ. You put us in touch with her. She now attends our church. Also, two other ladies who filled in the coupon and we followed up have agreed to go on a Christianity Explored course!"
Church minister, Dorset
"I really like this outreach newspaper. The bundles have flown off the church table to be delivered. The paper is eminently readable, with the Christian content not being too 'in yer face' - winsome, not threatening."
Janice Nutley, by email
"Good News is well received by many of my neighbours. The stories are so topical and the Hot Potatoes series is very good for unchurched people to easily understand."
David Nickless, Littlehampton, West Sussex
What readers say about Good News:
"I have just read Good News. I am amazed by the tremendous witness of the faith on every page. I pray that many people's lives will be changed by the evidence of faith in Jesus. Well done!"
Doris Hull, Chippenham, Wilts.
"Thank you for this wonderful paper. It gives me great joy to read the articles in these terrible times. With nothing but bad news on TV and in the daily papers, it's uplifting to get Good News through the letterbox."
Kathleen Gault, Bangor, Co. Down
“Good News is encouraging, lively and relevant. Your desire and vision to see the paper blend in with the many others in the UK as a well-received conveyor of good news are excellent.”
David Short, Networker International
"I really love the stories in this paper. I go into secondary schools and I often share some of these testimonies with the children. They especially relate to the celebrities who have a Christian faith."
Care home worker, Southampton
"Someone put a Good News through my door and I think it is wonderful! This newspaper lifted my spirits and gave me strength. It really is a marvellous read, spot on, relevant to today, whilst not losing the true message. I will be purchasing copies to send on to friends and family."
Enid Pearson, nr. Boston, Lincs.
"I have been really blessed reading your outreach newspaper. I have read every word of it. May God bless you abundantly to do it more."
Paul Asgedom, Birmingham
"Despite not being religious, I very much enjoyed the paper. I thought there were some very interesting articles. Keep up the good work!"
Joshua Matthews, Trowbridge, Wilts.
What the church leaders say:
"Every blessing for this excellent work."
Dr Rowan Williams, Arcbhishop of Canterbury
"Absolutely excellent! So much information and clarity packed into a short space. Persuasive, understandable and straight to the heart of the contended issues! Bound to influence many in a positive way."
Greg Haslam, Pastor of Westminster Chapel, London
"I have been using Good News in five care homes... The newspapers are very well received and faces universally light up as I bring each new issue. My own church group virtually fight over them to get a chance to read them! I think this is the best publication I have ever seen. Your articles helped revive my faith. God is really inspiring your choices of material. Please keep up the good work!"
Brian Reid, Warsash United Reformed Church, Southampton
"We're very pleased with this outreach newspaper. Everyone is excited about getting the message of Jesus into folks' homes in such a contemporary way. Thanks for such an excellent product."
Rev Andrew Heron, Hownslow Evangelical Church
What the evangelists say:
"I admire the excellence of the Good News paper."
Jonathan Aitken, Prison Fellowship International trustee and former Cabinet minister
"Good News is superb – the layout looks great and the testimonies are very powerful. I cannot wait to distribute the latest issue, praying that many will respond!”
Duncan Hunter, itinerant evangelist, Manchester
“We gave away over 850 papers and ran out of copies. We find that people readily accept the papers much more readily that they will accept a tract. In fact, sometimes people seeing us giving them out come and ask if they can have a copy. Also, we never found a single paper thrown away, which is what happens with some tracts.”
David Jack, evangelist and church leader, Norfolk
“Good News is a very useful tool for churches in their outreach programmes. It includes articles that suit a wide range of interests and provides an up-to-date means of sharing who Jesus is and how he has changed peoples’ lives. Because it is regularly produced it also gives opportunity for on-going contact with those who receive it, thus building relationships with many in our communities. For the ordinary church member, it also gives a reason for meeting and getting to know neighbours, and naturally sharing your faith. As a Mission we appreciate it and find it a great tool to use, building regular contacts through going back month after month - keep it up!”
Trevor Dickerson, Liaison Manager, Outreach UK (formerly Home Evangelism)