The Gospel and Gen XYZ 18-19 Jan 2022
Christian ministry is about the proclamation of the gospel that is worthy of God’s glorious truth about His Son, Jesus, the Christ. But we do so in the hundreds of years after the Rebellion of Genesis 3 and thus, dealing with man in his corrupted image of God, and in the decades of the twenty-first century, everything from the Second World War to iPhones has left its mark on each generation’s psyche. For all of us seeking to minister to past, present and future generations of adults and youth, there is a steep learning curve to understand what makes us tick, together with practical questions of how to even do ministry, e.g. through TikTok.
But are they and we really that different? At the heart of all human endeavour, enjoyment, striving, hurting, and yearning, is the singular reality of the Creator’s design and plan and purpose. His sovereign will as seen in the progressive revelation of the Biblical story leaves all Christians confident that the climatic events of Jesus and the Cross and Resurrection are assuredly the eternal tools of ministry, weapons for warfare, and content of proclamation.
Yet, even if we stand confident in what we must preach, we too clearly preach and speak differently, at least in speech and manner, to the founders of our Protestant heritage, and to the apostles themselves. How can we ensure faithfulness? Why would a message more than 2000 years old, delivered in a time before the discovery of electricity and the phenomena of globalization, even be relevant to Generation Z or even X and Y?
This year’s Fellow Workers' Conference will have to be a slimmed down version delivered virtually, but will draw upon a wealth of experience from various practitioners in adult and student ministries of two decades in the largest urban metropolis in Malaysia. Working together for the Gospel, let us Fellow Workers gather online at Fellow Worker's Conference (Lite) after two years away, for a time of study and thinking for continued Gospel-centered ministry in the Klang Valley.
Participants will be arranged into small groups and are highly encouraged to gather physically for watch parties within their small groups for more interactive discussions as we help each other think through the seminars and talks throughout the conference.
Rev. Robin Gan
- Founding Elder, Christ Evangelical Reformed Church (2008-Present)
- Founder, Gospel Growth Fellowship (2007)
- Deacon, Anglican Diocese of Malaysia (2006-08)
- Curate, St. Andrew’s Cathedral (2005)
- Curate, St. Paul’s Kogarah (2004)
- Curate, FOCUS UNSW (2002-03)
- Bachelor of Divinity & Diploma of Ministry, Moore Theological College (2002-05)
- Ministry Training Strategy under Philip Jensen (2000-01)
- Regional Marketing for Sony Asia Pacific (1997-99)
- Youth and University Work Leader in Adam Road Presbyterian Singapore (1997-99)
- Bachelor of Commerce, UNSW Australia (1996)
For more than 20 years, Robin Gan has been ministering to students and adults from a wide variety of churches. His concern is for the gospel to grow churches in Malaysia through faithful ministry of the Word of God. He currently pastors CERC, a church that has raised many young leaders to be committed to Jesus' mission.
DAY 1 (Jan 18, Tuesday)
|9:00 AM||Welcome & Briefing|
|9:30 AM||Session 1|
|1:30 PM||Workshop 1: Happiness & Personal Values|
|4:30 PM||Workshop 2: Authority & The Church|
|7:00 PM||Dinner break|
DAY 2 (Jan 19, Wednesday)
|9:00 AM||Session 2|
|1:00 PM||Workshop 3: Sexual Orientation|
|4:00 PM||Workshop 4: Money, Career, Work|
|6:45 PM||Q&A and Dinner|
|8:30 PM||Ministry networking|