Five new ministry interventions meant to facilitate the holistic attainment of Vision 2023 of The Church of Pentecost, have been formally outdoored.
The new ministries, thus Ministry to Persons With Disabilities (MPWDs), Home and Urban Missions (HUM), Chaplaincy, Counselling, and the Pentecost Workers Guild, were launched by the Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, at a special ceremony held at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Kokomlemle on Sunday, December 15, 2019.
The event attracted some government officials, including the Deputy Minister of Finance, Hon. Abena Osei Asare, Representatives from the Ministry of Health as well as Gender and Social Welfare Ministry, Mr. Michael Obuor and Mr. Joshua Addy respectively, and the Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Elizabeth Sackey, among others.
Also present were the General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, the International Missions Director (IMD), Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo, and some members of the Executive Council namely, Apostle David Tettey Tekper (Achimota Area Head and Chairman of Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council), Apostle Dr Daniel Walker (Rector of Pentecost University College) and Prophet David Kankam Beditor (Ashaiman Area Head).
Addressing the gathering, Apostle Eric Nyamekye said the launch of the new ministry interventions would ensure the effective implementation of the vision.
The Chairman of the church has come out with a 5-year strategic vision (Vision 2023) of possessing the nations for Christ with the overarching theme, “Possessing the Nations: Equipping the church to transform every sphere of society with values and principles of the kingdom of God.”
With the vision, he stated: “We want to take Ghana for Christ because he is the King of kings and Lord and lords.”
He added: “We are a bit frustrated that despite the many churches we have in the country, the nation is not growing in righteousness. Churches are not being relevant anymore because the relevance of the church is the righteousness it produces.”
To help address the societal canker, Apostle Nyamekye said Vision 2023 is a strategy to pay close attention to all spheres of society, such as politics and government, business, sports, arts and entertainment, media, and the family.
The Chairman issued three strategic approaches to attaining the Vision 2023. These are: Equipping the members with the required resources, strengthening and rearranging the existing institutions and structures to propel the transformation agenda and transforming society.
“It is not enough to just say that we want to possess the nations, there is a need for us to have a strategy. Just as Joab in 2 Samuel 10:9-10 used strategy to fight his enemies, we have also mapped up a strategy to achieve Vision 2023. Because it is a new vision, people in the church should change the way we do our things, the infrastructure in the church should also change.
“We don’t want this to be in books, we want to see action. But to see the action we want everyone of us to internalise the vision. This vision should be part of you,” he said.
He was hopeful that members of the church will understand the interventions so that they will find space in the new ministries and avail themselves for the Lord to use them to transform society.
“As the church grows bigger in terms of numbers, ministries within the church should grow broader so that nobody would be a benchwarmer; everyone should find something to do because we want to possess the nations.
“It is time for righteousness. People don’t care about how we pray in church; they want to see Jesus walking on the street, and The Church of Pentecost is prepared to lead the agenda,” he added.