Goss Memorial Church was established in 1904. We continue to exist as a multi-generational church with a passion for local ministry in Akron's Kenmore neighborhood.
Our church has been held together by three main purposes that you will see highlighted on this website and lived out in the life of our congregation. Here you will find a basic description of each of the three purposes.
We commit to times of worship each week. These are at the heart of Biblical command. In our public gatherings we lift up the name of God, engage in the reading and preaching of His Word, and encourage each other through prayer. The simple objective of giving God glory during these times unites us across age range and interest.
Our services are blended in style and substance. Care is taken to worship as a congregation in such a way that we encourage people across a wide variety of age ranges and cultural backgrounds.
When we hear the word "preserve" we might think of something added to food to make it last longer. Preserving the Christian faith over the long haul is an intentional part of church life. We encourage individuals and families to take great care in growing their own faith so others are encouraged and lasting legacies are built for the glory of Jesus Christ. In this process the faith is not isolated to one time or place, but is passed on between generations.
Although this word is not commonly used, we can easily recognize "propaganda", which we usually associate with spreading a message. Some basic research on plant propagation will also give you a great illustration.
The bottom line is that while we want our faith to last (preserving), we also want our faith to spread. You can visit the missions page on our website to grasp ways our church supports the spread of the Gospel throughout the world.
Our discipleship emphasis also encourages personal evangelism as necessary for individual growth and for church health. We are excited about Jesus and want to make Him known both in our neighborhood and around the world.