Bekele Shanko is the global vice presiden for Global Church Moments at Campus Crusade for Christ International (Cru), working in over 150 countries to build movements of multiplying churches and faith communities. A native of Ethiopia, he has served as Cru’s National Director of Ethiopia and Regional Director of Southern and Eastern Africa. Bekele is the President of GACX and leads the church planting focus for Finishing the Task.
Technological tools and digital strategies are crucial in church planting efforts. From solar-powered projectors to the metaverse, new advances are being used globally to introduce people to Christ and invite them to follow Him.
GACX is co-sponsoring a church multiplication conference in Batam, Indonesia (a small Indonesian island accessible by ferry from Singapore) next February 24th through March 2nd, 2024 in conjunction with Global Church Planting Network (GCPN) and Lausanne.
The song “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers brings back the nostalgia of middle school summer camp. I can remember singing at the top of my lungs, performing every motion, and laughing with friends throughout the song.