The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has admonished elders of the church to continue to be loyal to the church.
“As supporting leaders, your loyalty is to God and the church,” Apostle Nyamekye said.
The Chairman said this during his engagement with elders of the church in the Odorkor and Anyaa-Ablekuma Areas at the Odorkor Central Auditorium on Monday, December 5, 2022.
Speaking on the topic, “Supportive Leadership,” Apostle Nyamekye said that apart from pastors, all supportive leaders (Elders, Deaconesses and Deacons) are co-workers of the Lord’s vineyard which is the church.
“We as supporting leaders have been given a trust which we need to effectively execute at our level,” he stated.
According to him, one thing that is needed by a supportive leader is loyalty, despite the challenges that are bound to be experienced.
“A loyal person will not withdraw from you no matter the circumstances in which he or she finds himself,” he stressed.
Using 1 Chronicles 11:9-10, he explained that David became very powerful because the Almighty God was with him. However, he noted that despite God being with David, he had strong support from people who made him great.
He said that David knew how to build a support team to execute the task assigned to him because he was a man of skill, good attitude and character.
“Great leaders do not succeed alone, behind them is a support team. The task of possessing the nations is an uphill task and it cannot be achieved alone. We all need the help of each other in this ministry,” he noted.
The Chairman emphasized that as loyal supporting leaders, elders are to grow and develop what has been entrusted to their care, saying, “Loyalty alone is not enough, elders must be skillful, have a good attitude and be of good character with prayer and the ministry of the Word being constant.”
He cautioned elders not to use the pulpit to project themselves.