The gospel is the good news of God's grace invading the darkness of this world. It is the grand narrative of creation, redemption and consummation ordained by God and orchestrated through the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus as Christ. Christ's active teachings are the heart of the gospel. His resurrection is the power of the gospel. His ascension is the glory of the gospel.
Christ's death is a reminder of the evils that can consume humans to commit evil deeds against themselves and others. Christ's resurrection reminds us that evil does not live where God presides. We can continue to be resurrected from evil when we open our hearts, minds, and souls for the Holy Spirit to fill us and nourish us. God continues to demonstrate Her mysterious love and amazing grace when we open ourselves to feel that love. Jesus is our example of true faith and an everlasting relationship between God and humans. Therefore, we want all that takes place in our hearts, churches and ministries to proceed from and be related to the good news shared by Jesus and spread through his disciples.