The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has charged members of Pentecost International Worship Centres (PIWCs) and Worship Centres to develop and design innovative ways of building the church to spread for future generations.
“Your mandate is to build a multi-racial, multinational and multicultural churches,” Apostle Nyamekye said, stressing that “we are not forming an association of Ghanaians or Pentecost intellectuals for whoever believes should be allowed to be part of the church.
The Chairman made this call on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at the Pentecost International Worship Centre, Accra, in ATTC Kokomlemle during his engagement with all PIWCs and Worships Centres in Ghana.
Speaking on the topic, “Building Tomorrow’s Church Today,” Apostle Nyamekye said that the gospel is not like pollen grains; it does not travel on the wings of the winds and that men filled with the Holy Spirit must carry the word of God to the nations.
“Any church that wants to grow must be evangelistic in nature. Let us disciple the members but we must follow up on the others,” he stated.
According to Apostle Nyamekye, all members of the church are to do the work of an evangelist.
“We are stuck in our cars and our homes but the gospel must be spread to all the ends of the world,” he stressed.
He explained that the PIWCs and Worship Centres should have positive effects on their surroundings. According to him, the concept of city churches as being done in the diaspora should be adopted to win the indigenes to the church, where they make the Gospel Sundays a weekly affair, budget for souls, and evangelise on regular basis.
He further stressed that to achieve this feat, churches must set goals or targets, have a purpose, and be mindful of the process, that is working in particular ways.
“What builds churches is not revival meetings but to build the church; there must systematic series of actions to get others along in building the church,” he stated, adding, “We need to design and work in particular ways to achieve what is required to build the church.”
He urged the various music ministries to patronise the church’s theme songs, charging them to be intentional about learning and not just follow foreign cultures.
“Find innovative ways to diversify what is done in the church, by organising innovative programmes, while preaching the gospel to them and winning them unto Christ.”
Apostle Nyamekye called on Youth Pastors in the church to listen to the ideas of the youth even if some of them are not practical to fulfil. He pointed out that to reach more of the indigenous people, churches must be located in prime areas and the use of websites must be employed to fast-track soul-winning.
Quoting Colossians 4:5, the Chairman stated: “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Change your ways to meet the needs of the foreigners.”