The Church of Pentecost’s 2022 Ministers and Wives Conference has begun in all the eight regional centres across the country with a call on the clergy, as well as officers to intentionally equip the members with the amour of God.
The full armour of God comprises the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Gospel of Peace, the Shield of Faith, the Helmet of Salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit.
The annual prayer and teaching conference which is under the main theme of the year, “Equipping the Church As An Army to Possess the Nations” (Heb. 13:20-21; Eph. 4:11-12; 6:10-11), was officially opened by the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa-Fetteh, near Kasoa in the Central Region. It is expected to end on Friday, January 28, 2022, at all centres.
In his opening remarks, Apostle Nyamekye said the overall goal of Vision 2023 is to create a church where members go to possess their nations by transforming all worldviews and behaviours with Kingdom values, principles, and lifestyles.
“The goal is to transform individuals and societies by instilling godly principles and values in them. When society is corrupt, we should not be satisfied with so many churches. The church should be the salt of the earth, transforming society’s decay,” he stated.
According to Apostle Nyamekye, the focus of the 2022 theme is not to take up arms to overthrow any government, but rather to replace world systems with Kingdom values and principles.
The church’s 2022 theme, he further explained, calls for a vigorous and intentional equipping of the church in order to have every single member assume the posture of an army of the Lord, taking nations for Christ.
“The church has always been at odds with the world, but the focus of the theme 2022 would be on defensive mechanisms. We want every member of the church to understand that we are equipping them in everything we do,” he stressed.
The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost believes that when the church members are fully equipped, they will be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power, able to stand up to the devil’s schemes.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s conference is being held at the regional level. More than 500 ministers and their wives in all the 13 administrative areas in the Greater Accra Region, comprising La, Kaneshie, Teshie-Nungua, Achimota, Madina, Dansoman, Odorkor, Tema, Ashaiman, Haatso, Anyaa-Ablekuma, Kasoa, and Downtown-Ofaakor are meeting at the PCC.
On Wednesday, the Chairman will attend the Volta and Oti Regions conference in Ho, which will be followed by the Central Regional bloc, which will be held in Winneba.
On the other hand, the General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, will attend the Eastern Regional Conference in Koforidua on Wednesday before departing for Tamale on Thursday to attend the session of the five Northern Regions, namely the Northern, Upper East, Upper West, North-East, and Savanna.
The International Missions Director, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, will also be in the Ashanti and the Bono-Ahafo regions.