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The Global Church Network®
Synergizing & Mobilizing The Whole Body of Christ
Toward The Fulfillment Of The Great Commission
The Global Church Network was the first to announce the goal of completing the Great Commission by the 2000th Birthday of the Church. The GCN® team, along with key leaders from every major denomination, established the FINISH goal at the graveside of Martin Luther, in Castle Church, Wittenberg, Germany. FINISH represents six steps: Find, Intercede, Network, Invest, Send, and Harvest. Dr. Timothy Hill, General Overseer of the Church of God, led the Castle Church audience in the Finish Declaration. GCN continues to make the main thing the main: the completion of the Great Commission.
FINISH 2030 Summits
During the pandemic, GCN® hosted FINISH Summits in South America, Central America, and the biennial Synergize Pastors & Leaders Conference. Beginning in the Fall, of 2022, GCN® will begin to host a strategic series of FINISH Summits in:
- Finish Asia: Manila, Philippines, November 8-10, 2022
- Finish West & South Africa: Lagos, Nigeria, CapeTown, South Africa, March 6-7 & 8-9, 2023
- Finish Brazil: May 23-24, 2023
- Finish Oceania: July 2023
- Finish Europe: September 5-7, 2023
- FINISH India: October 17-19, 2023
- Finish MiddleEast: Undisclosed
When Dr. Bill Bright and Dr. James O. Davis launched the Global Church Network® in January 2002, they simultaneously launched the Global Church Divinity School® (www.GCDS.tv). Over the years, GCDS® has helped to train tens of thousands of pastors and leaders for full-time ministry worldwide. In the last twenty-four months, Dr. Leonard Sweet, Dr. Kenneth Ulmer, and Dr. James O. Davis have developed seven ministry tracks, each containing seven training levels, from novice to mentor.
In the last twelve months, the Global Church Network® video and editing team has completed more than 30 new courses. This new course deployment nearly averages 3 new courses per month! There are nearly 180 faculty to date, with the roster growing each month. There are five levels of membership:
- Growth—One Person
- Gold—One Church
- Grand—10 Churches
- Global—50 Churches
- General—More than 100 pastors
For those leaders who purchase the gold, grand, or global memberships, they can also add as many students as they want under each church! For example, a gold membership could have a 100 or more at the same price; a grand membership could have more than 100 at each church with a total student membership exceeding 1000! You will NEVER find a better training opportunity than the Global Church Divinity School®.
The Great Commission Prayer Summit
One Billion Prayer Hours
The online Great Commission Prayer Summit will convene on October 27, 2022. The speakers and prayer leaders will be announced soon! During the prayer time, there will be a very strong emphasis on the top 3,000 hardest unreached people groups. If the Great Commission is ever going to be completed, then the hardest unreached groups have to be adopted in prayer and a plan developed to reach them. You will hear firsthand breakthroughs in Bible Translation, testimonies of divine healing, and from leaders who are serving in the hardest world regions. Be sure to mark your calendars!
In January 2020, the Global Church Network® launched the One Billion Prayer Hours Initiative toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission. So far, 232 million prayer hours have been offered by Believers worldwide. Dr. David Mohan, CoChair/India and Founder of New Life Assembly, Chennai, India states, “If we are not praying, then we are not planting. We must break the stronghold of Satan first before we can expect a fruitful church to be planted.” At www.Finish2030.com you can join the One Billion Prayer Hours initiative or you can download the Global Church Network® app for Apple or Android and sign up for prayer.
Global Church Today Program
In 2019, a group of leaders met to discuss the future launch of the Global Church Today® Program. The Global Church Today® program will be the flagship voice of the Global Church Network®. Each month, GCN® plans to bring to you the latest insights on the global stage as to the synergizing and mobilizing of the Body of Christ toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission. The host of Global Church Today® is Dr. James O. Davis, Founder of the Global Church Network®. Global Church Today® will also have fantastic interviews with leading Christian leaders, who will enlarge your circumference of Christianity. The first episode was released in May 2022.
If you are not a financial Global Church Network® partner, then consider becoming one today. Your monthly investment will be compounded through this networking ministry. Dr. James O. Davis has often said, “If you are not networking, then in the future you will be not working.” Each month GCN® partners receive a monthly letter update.