The Anyaa-Ablekuma Area of The Church of Pentecost, under the headship of Apostle Samuel Kojo Gakpetor, has organised a day’s Statistical and Financial Seminar for Ministers, Presiding Elders, District Secretaries, District Finance Committee Members, Local Secretaries and Local Financial Secretaries.
The event, which took place on October 23, 2020, at the Anyaa Central church building, was in part, a replication of the national training organised by the National Records, Archives and Statistics Committee (NRASC) in August.
It was aimed among others to equip statistics handlers with the requisite knowledge and skills in reliable church data collection; highlight some common errors, challenges and concerns in report writing, and to proffer some solutions; strengthen adherence to all church financial policies at all levels and to offer participants the opportunity to share their concerns in respect of the report writing process and financial administration of the Church.
The Area Head, Apostle Gakpetor, in his welcome remarks on Ecclesiastes 10:10, hinted that training is very important for church leaders and likened it to the sharpening of the blade of an axe. He explained further that periodic training builds the capacities of church workers so they become more efficient in their service deliveries.
The Area Secretary, Pastor Samuel Acheampong, who presented a paper on church data collection and report writing, focused his presentation on the Essence of Data Collection, Data Collection Process in The Church of Pentecost, Effective Church Membership Management, among others, while the Area Deacon, Elder Emmanuel Edusa-Eyison, handled the financial policies of the Church as well as some auditing concerns.
During the open forum session, participants raised some pertinent issues such as literature debts, and the use of church registers. The presenters together with the Area Executive Committee members provided suitable answers.
In all, there were 297 participants.
Report by Pastor Samuel Acheampong (Area Secretary).