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The Gospel & Priesthood
31 Jan - 2 Feb 2018

  • Intro

    500 years ago the Protestant Reformation re-established the authority of Scripture in Christ's Church and in so doing, made everyone responsible for careful obedience to Christ in His Word. Where is the Evangelical church today? Are we better off? In a year celebrating this key moment in history, the Gospel Growth Fellowship picks up from last year's Fellow Workers' Conference on God's power, with an FWC on The Gospel and Priesthood. The Bible abounds with metaphors and explanations of what God is doing to and in His church today. But despite the specific details given on how we are to conduct ourselves as His people, many Christians and churches still struggle with the realities of running the church as He intended it to be. Not only is sin always an issue, the struggle to know what the Bible means can be a handicap, and we all need encouragement to be convicted of the Scripture's authority as Christ's rule over us.

    Thus, before we turn to consider the issues of heresy, discipline and authority in the coming years of FWC, we should be clear on the ministry we have been called to as God's servant workers. The Protestant Reformation won for us a key doctrine of the priesthood of all believers and we must individually know of Christ's work in His feeding and growing of the saints, including His leading of leaders whose role it is to equip the church for service. Only then can we stay true to the Protestant Reformation's understanding of priesthood without at the same time overthrowing Christ's authority. We will need to be challenged in some of our assumptions, including if we have given too much authority to some individuals or councils in the church, or perhaps we have given too little. We will need to check if our preference for one church over another is more a belief in the world's approach to management from the corporate boardroom model or a reflection our political preferences, more than it does our love for Jesus's rule.

    FWC 18 should be a challenging time to be Jesus' church, His holy priests, in His service.

    The Gospel and Priesthood.

    Who. How. What.

  • Transport & parking

    Luther Centre (CTC morning and night talks)

    EMA

    Public transport

    If you are travelling by LRT, the nearest station is Asia Jaya. For your safety, there will be ushers at the station in the evenings to escort you to the conference venue.

    Parking

    There is free parking available at Astaka Parking as well as a paid car park at VSQ PJ City Center.

    Address

    Luther Centre, 6 Jalan Utara, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

    GPS coordinates: 3.10660, 101.63973

    Map of the location



    Christ Evangelical Reformed Church (EMA event)

    EMA

    Address

    Christ Evangelical Reformed Church, 10 Jalan PJS 7/3a, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

    GPS coordinates: 3.064030, 101.613823

    Map of the location

  • Speaker

    Rev. Robin Gan

    Robin Gan

    Robin Gan has been teaching theology for more than a decade to students and adults from a wide variety of churches. He trained for ministry in the Ministry Training Strategy and Moore Theological College (B.Div, Dip.Min) in Sydney. He is the founding partner and leader of the Gospel Growth Fellowship. His concern is for the gospel to grow churches in Malaysia through faithful ministry of the Word of God. He pastors CERC, a church that has raised many young leaders to be committed to Jesus' mission.

500 years ago the Protestant Reformation re-established the authority of Scripture in Christ's Church and in so doing, made everyone responsible for careful obedience to Christ in His Word. Where is the Evangelical church today? Are we better off? In a year celebrating this key moment in history, the Gospel Growth Fellowship picks up from last year's Fellow Workers' Conference on God's power, with an FWC on The Gospel and Priesthood. The Bible abounds with metaphors and explanations of what God is doing to and in His church today. But despite the specific details given on how we are to conduct ourselves as His people, many Christians and churches still struggle with the realities of running the church as He intended it to be. Not only is sin always an issue, the struggle to know what the Bible means can be a handicap, and we all need encouragement to be convicted of the Scripture's authority as Christ's rule over us.

Thus, before we turn to consider the issues of heresy, discipline and authority in the coming years of FWC, we should be clear on the ministry we have been called to as God's servant workers. The Protestant Reformation won for us a key doctrine of the priesthood of all believers and we must individually know of Christ's work in His feeding and growing of the saints, including His leading of leaders whose role it is to equip the church for service. Only then can we stay true to the Protestant Reformation's understanding of priesthood without at the same time overthrowing Christ's authority. We will need to be challenged in some of our assumptions, including if we have given too much authority to some individuals or councils in the church, or perhaps we have given too little. We will need to check if our preference for one church over another is more a belief in the world's approach to management from the corporate boardroom model or a reflection our political preferences, more than it does our love for Jesus's rule.

FWC 18 should be a challenging time to be Jesus' church, His holy priests, in His service.

The Gospel and Priesthood.

Who. How. What.

Luther Centre (CTC morning and night talks)

EMA

Public transport

If you are travelling by LRT, the nearest station is Asia Jaya. For your safety, there will be ushers at the station in the evenings to escort you to the conference venue.

Parking

There is free parking available at Astaka Parking as well as a paid car park at VSQ PJ City Center.

Address

Luther Centre, 6 Jalan Utara, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS coordinates: 3.10660, 101.63973

Map of the location



Christ Evangelical Reformed Church (EMA event)

EMA

Address

Christ Evangelical Reformed Church, 10 Jalan PJS 7/3a, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS coordinates: 3.064030, 101.613823

Map of the location

Rev. Robin Gan

Robin Gan

Robin Gan has been teaching theology for more than a decade to students and adults from a wide variety of churches. He trained for ministry in the Ministry Training Strategy and Moore Theological College (B.Div, Dip.Min) in Sydney. He is the founding partner and leader of the Gospel Growth Fellowship. His concern is for the gospel to grow churches in Malaysia through faithful ministry of the Word of God. He pastors CERC, a church that has raised many young leaders to be committed to Jesus' mission.