Over 13 sessions with various groups from the 12,000 strong church, Tan engaged the congregation with passion and humor, bringing fresh perspectives to familiar biblical passages.
A key message he had for both church and business leaders was the importance of having strong Bible-based values that cultivate unity as the foundation to building enduring organizations.
Tan also encouraged GBI Sukawarna’s staff to be unafraid of trying new and even unusual methods as they strive to bring transformation to the Bandung community.
His message to the church at large was one of renewed hope to move on with God to greater things as the Scriptures promise that the latter days will always be better than the former.
A moving sermon about not needing numerous idols but only one true God who meets all our needs at the church’s Mandarin service saw around 30 people giving their hearts to Jesus.
|PHOTOS: Joshua Lim
The concept of a church without walls could be seen in action at PT. Kamarga Kurnia Textile, a textile factory owned by one of the church’s pastors. Here, Tan brought the Word of God into the marketplace, preaching to business partners, suppliers and staff during the factory’s weekly chapel session.
During one youth service, tears streamed down the faces of the many young people who were touched as Tan spoke about bringing to life again dreams that have died.
The leadership of GBI Sukawarna was so appreciative of Tan’s impartation that they have invited him to visit the church again.