Good News Stories

Highlighting stories of churches doing good stuff in their communities.

As we round the pandemic’s corner this summer, shifting from hunkering down to opening up, I’d like to highlight Good News in the Neighborhood of the local church here on my blog and on my social channels. Send me your Good News stories to highlight Is your church running a food pantry? Are you connecting…… Continue reading Good News Stories

The Year of the Book

2012 will be remembered around the McLane house as, the year of the book.  First, I partnered with Jon to write Good News in the Neighborhood which came out in May. Then I partnered with Marko to write A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Social Media which arrived yesterday. If those two projects were bookend, starting a publishing line…… Continue reading The Year of the Book

Youth Worker Journal review of Good News in the Neighborhood

Jon and I have gotten some very nice feedback on our curriculum, Good News in the Neighborhood. But none quite as big as the one in this months edition of Youth Worker Journal.  Often, conversations about introducing our communities to Christ are centered on program development or planning the perfect event. Yet what Adam McLane…… Continue reading Youth Worker Journal review of Good News in the Neighborhood

Good News in the Neighborhood curriculum now available!

Early this morning I finished final edits and uploaded the final version of my latest project: Good News in the Neighborhood, a curriculum for groups. (Check out the trailer in the sidebar to the right) I’m very proud of how it turned out. As I think back to the original brainstorms and ideas for this…… Continue reading Good News in the Neighborhood curriculum now available!

Good News curriculum video shoot

Yesterday, Jon and I spent the vast majority of our day shooting the 6 fictional stories that go along with each lesson in our forthcoming Good News in the Neighborhood curriculum. Seeing some of the big picture pieces come together in this project has been amazing. Doing the video segments actually brought new life into…… Continue reading Good News curriculum video shoot

It’s Here! Good News in the Neighborhood Curriculum

Big news! Jon Huckins and I have been working on this curriculum for youth groups and young adults for several months. I’m excited to tell you that it’ll be out on April 2nd, 2012. Woohoo! If you buy it before it comes out… you’ll get it on April 2nd AND you’ll save $15. Here’s the…… Continue reading It’s Here! Good News in the Neighborhood Curriculum

5 Ways Your Church can be Good News to Unemployed Young Adults

A Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Wednesday said 745,000 more job seekers between 16 and 24 years old were unemployed from April to July. That compares with an increase of 571,000 among the same age group last summer. In July, the share of young people who were employed was 48.8%, marking a record low…… Continue reading 5 Ways Your Church can be Good News to Unemployed Young Adults

An example of Good News to a public school

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mz7pN4WIco& A while ago I wrote a blog post called, 10 Ways Your Church can be Good News to Public Schools. Here’s one church doing just that. Amazing. Check out more like it at 20/20 Vision for schools. Imagine what could happen if your church got together and said, “How could we be Good News…… Continue reading An example of Good News to a public school