Apostle Joseph Danzerl, the Achimota Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, has urged church leaders to become instruments of the “unleashing agenda” and embrace the evangelistic mission of the church with unwavering faith and obedience.
He made this passionate call during his meeting with officers and leaders of the Achimota Area Zone on January 18, 2024, at the Achimota Central Assembly auditorium.
Speaking to the theme “Casting the Net – Pursuing the Unleashing Agenda” and drawing inspiration from the familiar parable of the miraculous catch in Luke 5:1-11, he unveiled profound metaphors for Christian outreach.
He urged Christian leaders to adopt a renewed approach to evangelism and cast their nets with faith, inclusivity, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
He then delved into the lessons embedded in the story and emphasised that it is not merely about fishing, but a potent metaphor for evangelism. Each thread of the net, he explained, represents the diverse ways we connect with others, be it through words, deeds, or acts of kindness.
Apostle Danzerl, citing John 21:1-11, painted a touching picture of the disciples’ post-resurrection struggle. He said, “Despite returning to their familiar trade, they fished in vain until Jesus intervened, guiding them to cast at the right side.
He cautioned that our soul-winning efforts may falter not from lack of opportunity but from failing to heed the Lord’s direction.”
“Casting the net on the “right side,” guided by the Holy Spirit, ensures our efforts bear fruit, for without divine direction, our labour will be in vain,” he added.
He underscored the importance of trusting the Lord in our evangelistic journey, echoing Proverbs 3:5-6. Church Leaders, he said, must trust that when casting their nets where the Lord directs, a harvest will follow.
He also championed inclusivity, emphasising that our nets should embrace all, just as the disciples’ net caught fish of all kinds; our evangelism must be broad and welcoming, transcending race, disability, or any other barrier.
Citing Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, Apostle Danzerl reiterated that the work of evangelism is not a solo act but a collective action. “As lone fisherman struggles with heavy nets, united teams work with ease and efficiency.” This principle, he stated, translates beautifully into the realm of evangelism, where shared efforts can yield a bountiful harvest.
Apostle Danzerl stressed that our evangelistic efforts should be driven by love, the essence of the Gospel. “Our nets must be strong”, he declared, highlighting the importance of godly virtues and a life aligned with the teachings of Christ.
“Mere words, without the backing of genuine character, will not secure the hearts of those seeking salvation,” he added.
“In your hands are the nets of salvation,” he declared, “and beyond us is a sea teeming with souls hungering for salvation; therefore, go forth in the might of our Lord Jesus Christ, cast your net, and let us replenish the kingdom of God with a harvest beyond measure,” He concluded.
Mrs. Dorcas Danzerl, wife of the Achimota Area Head, as well as the pastorate and their wives from the Achimota Zone, were also present at the meeting.
Report by Blessed Amonoo (Achimota Area Media Ministry)