The Koforidua Area of The Church of Pentecost on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, began its All Officers Retreat (Apostolisation) to equip and unleash ministers and officers of the church for the church’s transformational agenda.
The annual teachings, prayers, and interaction programme takes place at four zonal centres in the Area.
The Koforidua Zone is held at The Central Tabernacle, Adawso Zone at the Adawso Central Church Auditorium, Nkurakan Zone at the Amanfro Central Church Auditorium, and the Akwapim Zone at the Amanokrom Church Auditorium.
All ministers and their wives in the Area meet in the morning for special prayers and teachings at the Adweso Central Auditorium, Koforidua.
The evening sessions are for both officers and ministers at the zonal centres.
The main speakers for this year’s Apostolisation are Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe (International Missions Director), Apostle Mike Kwame Etrue (Host), Apostle Seth Dwamena Asante (Nkwanta Area Head), Prophet Benjamin Augustus Adobah (Rtd) and Elder James Yamoah.
Opening the Koforidua Zone at The Central Tabernacle on Tuesday night, the International Missions Director (IMD), Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, who spoke on the “Characteristics of the Church Unleashed“ quoting from Isaiah 60:1-2; 21-22, described officers of the church as a unique people, a special and peculiar people chosen by God to carry out a mission.
He charged church leaders to teach the members to realise that, having been chosen by God, whatever they do in their spheres is a ministry, saying, “Therefore, we should aspire to be best in whatever we do in life because it’s a ministry.”
The IMD explained that the unleashed church follows a pattern of teaching, is soul-focused in its effort to populate the kingdom of God, embraces all people from all races and backgrounds, is very spiritual and intentional in raising God-fearing believers, is very prayerful where God also responds with signs and wonders, and are heavenly minded.
Also, talking about raising Christlike believers to transform their world, Apostle Agyemang Bekoe noted that God-fearing Christians love God and their fellow human beings unconditionally, are submissive and serviceable, forgive their fellows, can sacrifice and are always on the move to share the gospel with others.
After his presentation, the IMD led the congregation in a special prayer to sharpen their spiritual antenna to do exploits for the Lord.