The Anyaa-Ablekuma Area of The Church of Pentecost organised a one-day retreat for ministers and their wives in the Area on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.
The programme, themed “Repositioning Our Pastoral Ministry for Maximum Impact,” was designed for the Area’s pastorate and their wives to seek the Lord through fasting and prayer.
Apostle William Ohemeng-Kwakye, the Area Head, explained that the event also aimed to strengthen fellowship among the pastorate, reorient them regarding the work of the ministry, and provide guidance to newly-transferred ministers in the Area.
Speaking on the main theme of the event, Apostle William Ohemeng-Kwakye emphasised the need for every minister to “reposition” themselves to be more productive in ministry. He used terms such as ‘revamp,’ ‘rebrand,’ ‘transfigure,’ ‘renovate,’ and ‘redesign’ to further explain the term “reposition.”
During his sermon, the Area Head stressed that it is crucial not to dwell solely on past achievements but to explore innovative ways of making ministries more relevant and fruitful in the current era.
He reminded ministers of their responsibilities, which include caring for God’s people, equipping, training, and mentoring them for service, utilizing their gifts (1 Pet 4:10), demonstrating God’s healing power, and reconciling people with God.
Apostle Ohemeng-Kwakye encouraged ministers to be faithful, honest, trustworthy, and reliable individuals, equipped with accurate knowledge and skilled hands to lead the God’s people.
He also stressed the importance of compassion, empathy, and prayer in the work of ministry.
Other speakers included Apostle Daniel K. Noble-Atsu (Rtd.), Apostle A.E.K. Ekuban (Rtd.), and Pastor Emmanuel Sackitey Teye (Area Secretary).
The event was attended by all 18 ministers in the Area and their respective wives.
Also, Mrs. Comfort Ohemeng-Kwakye (Wife of the Area Head) and Mrs. Jennifer Ekuban (Wife of Apostle Ekuban) were in attendance.
Report by Anyaa-Ablekuma Area Media Team.