In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, churches and networks all over the world have been reconsidering the way they normally function. Many have had to give up on plans that they had for the year. Gospel City Network (GCN), Malaysia, would attest to that as they had a lot of re-ordering to do when it came to their plans for 2020.
Growing A Network In the Pandemic
The story of the Gospel City Network, Malaysia
It all started with KL 2020, a large-scale conference in January with Timothy Keller, which was a tremendous success in terms of sparking gospel conversations among leaders and members of the church. GCN had hoped to use the traction to lead up to another big conference called Gospel Essentials with John Piper in March, where they had planned two main trainings – one specifically for church leaders, and another for church believers. This conference was designed to serve three purposes:
GCN would be able to establish a strong connection with church leaders and spark conversations with them.
They could build a gospel momentum within the city since believers would hear a good gospel message and they would talk about it.
GCN would expose leaders to four immersion modules so as to give them a small taste of what a church under GCN would have at the core of a gospel-centered ministry and thereby recruit potential church planters and observers for the CTCAP KL Intensive that was scheduled for November 2020.