Date: January 22, 2018
A 2-day residential leadership seminar has been organised by the Sefwi Wiawso Area Children’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost for Children Ministry teachers in the Area.
The event which took place at Asawinso Central Assembly from Friday, 27th to Saturday, 28th October, 2017, was attended by 225 participants from all 24 districts in the Area. It was on the theme: “If I Know, My Children Will Also Know” (Luke 6:40). The purpose of the seminar was to introduce teachers and leaders to new techniques and trends in handling children and their peculiar needs in order to equip them to fulfil their God-given mandate.
Addressing the participants, the Area Children’s Ministry Leader, Pastor Benson Gyasi, highlighted the importance of the Children’s Ministry to The Church of Pentecost, families and to the nation as a whole.
He noted that when children are rightly taught and brought up in the Lord, it has a direct and positive impact on the sustainability of godliness in generations. “To equip the children to impact generations requires the right knowledge - the right knowledge to handle children for them to acquire the right knowledge of the Word of God to make the right choices as they grow,” he said, adding, “When the teacher knows the right thing the child will also know same, because everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.”
Participants were taken through various topics by facilitators. Elder Prince Kwakye Marfo from Konongo Area who was the main facilitator handled the use of storytelling techniques in teaching Bible lessons, learning of relational games, and some aspects of welcome songs for Children Ministry service.
He also led the devotion on Saturday dawn on Jewish practices in relations to children and how Jesus Christ changed their perception in Matthew chapter 18. Pastor Benson Gyasi took participants through how to conduct children’s service.
Other facilitators included Elders Ishmael Benyi, W. K. Essien, William Asare and Deaconess Evelyn Amoah.
Report By: Overseer Essel Kofi Annor, Sefwi Wiawso Area Reporter
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