Special Events Each year, in addition to keynotes and workshops, the GCN Conference has several special events to choose from, including concerts, film screenings, retreats, and small group gatherings.

Friday Night Entertainment

Friday Night Entertainment
Friday, Jan 6 · 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Friday nights rock at the GCN Conference, and you’ve got tickets to the show. This year in Pittsburgh, Everyday Sunday and Bobby Jo Valentine will take the stage, headlining a private concert exclusively for conference attendees. You definitely won’t want to miss it!

Past events have included concerts by Mary Lambert, Jennifer Knapp, Ray Boltz, Derek Webb, Namoli Brennet, Youngest Son, and others, as well as plays, musicals, and more.

Admission is included with conference registration.


Sunday, Jan 8 · 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The fun continues even after the last session has finished. Join us Sunday night for an evening on the town, and enjoy food, refreshments, fellowship, and entertainment that only Pittsburgh can provide. It’s a great opportunity to further develop the incredible friendships and connections you’ll make while at the GCN Conference. Details are still being finalized, but if you’re staying in town an extra night, you won’t want to miss out! Purchase your ticket during registration to reserve your spot for $.

Local Service Projects

Local Service Projects
Thursday, Jan 5 · Throughout the day

Each year, we give back to the local community by volunteering at soup kitchens, food pantries, senior citizen homes, and other places around the community.

If you’re interested in participating in a service project in Pittsburgh, you can sign up to receive more information when you register for the conference.

WomenConnect Women's Retreat

Women’s Retreat
Thursday, Jan 5 · 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM

The GCN WomenConnect Women’s Retreat offers a unique conference experience to any female-identified attendee on Thursday afternoon before the conference begins, with great speakers, awesome worship, and an amazing, all-female praise band. Come prepared to learn more about how you can grow with God and with your sisters in Christ. Dinner will be included.

This year’s guest speaker is Janet Edwards. Learn more about Janet.

First Time at the GCN Conference

First-Timer Sessions
Thursday, Jan 5 · Throughout the day

Coming to the GCN Conference for the first time? Join us for a special session designed just for you. You’ll be able to meet other conference attendees, learn about the exciting opportunities offered during the conference, and how you can make the most of your experience in Pittsburgh.

Parent Lunch

Parent Luncheon
Friday, Jan 6 · Lunch

Parents, grandparents, and other family members are invited to a special fellowship lunch on Friday to meet other parents to hear stories, ask questions, have fun, and enjoy a meal together. Reserve your spot for $.

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday, Jan 8 · General Session 4

General Sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday open with contemporary praise and worship. We’ll use this time to gather in fellowship and show thanks for God’s amazing grace and mercy. And as part of General Session 4 on Sunday morning, we will close out our weekend together with a special interdenominational liturgical service. Sunday’s traditional-style celebration will include singing and a choir, responsive readings, and more.

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