2nd Children’s Ministry 50th Anniversary Lecture Held In Kumasi

The second edition of the 50th Anniversary lecture of the Children’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost has taken place at the James McKeown Temple, Asokwa, in Kumasi.

The event, which was held under the theme, “The Children’s Ministry: Successes, Challenges and the Way Forward”, took place on Sunday, July 17, 2022. It attracted members of the clergy, Children’s Ministry workers (teachers), and children from various parts of Greater Kumasi.

In an address, the Director of the Children’s Ministry, Pastor Prof. William Otoo Ellis, said that the event was divinely historic, saying that “it is with much delight to note that the Children’s Ministry from the perspective of history began in McKeown Temple, Asokwa, where we stand today.”

He further said that in 1972, the General Council of the church met in Kumasi, to decide upon the creation of the Children’s Ministry. He thanked all those who have been very instrumental to the successes of the ministry for the past fifty years.

In a remark, the chairperson of the event, Mrs. Bridgette Adjei-Kwarteng, wife of the Bompata Area Head, noted that a lot of people have passed through the ministry to be great personalities in the country and beyond.

The guest speaker, Mrs. Georgina Birago Amaniampong, wife of the Asokwa Area Head, presented a paper on the successes, challenges, and the way forward of the Children’s Ministry. According to her, the ministry is one of the most vibrant ministries in the church.

“Generally, children are the most important element of the family, church, and society. They form an integral part of our everyday life, and are considered in the future of the family and the church,” she noted.

Mrs. Amaniampong said that the rationale for creating the ministry was to lead children to Jesus Christ; teach them the unadulterated Word of God; prepare them to take up their position in the body of Christ, and encourage good citizenship in them.

“The message of salvation must reach succeeding generations where children can be saved,” she mentioned.

She admonished parents to be mindful of children, as they remain the target of the devil. She, therefore, urged parents to pay critical attention when children leave for church.

“As an army of God, if we equip our children with the whole armour of God, they can stand the test of time,” she stressed.

On the growth of the ministry, she said that the total membership of children in the church was 385,700 in 2004. It moved to 621,768 in 2012, 994,437 in 2020, and 1,050,153 as of the end of 2021.

Present at the event were Apostle Yaw Adjei-Kwarteng (Bompata Area Head, who doubles as the Co-ordinator of the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Committee of the church), Prophet James Osei Amaniampong (Asokwa Area Head), Apostle John Obeng Kesse (Suame Area Head), Mrs. Florence Otoo Ellis (wife of Children’s Ministry Director), and Pastor John Afawuah (Children’s Ministry Pastor).

Others were Prophet Benjamin Augustus Adobah Rtd. (Former Children’s Ministry Director), National Executive Committee Members of the Children’s Ministry, and many more.

About three weeks ago, the first Children’s Ministry 50th Anniversary lecture took place in Accra.


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