Care For The Flock – Apostle Dr. Osei-Korsah Tells Ministers web

Care For The Flock – Apostle Dr. Osei-Korsah Tells Ministers

The Director for the Counselling Ministry of The Church of Pentecost (COPCOM), Apostle Dr Phillip Osei-Korsah, has advised ministers and wives of the Church to be diligent in taking good care of the flock entrusted to their care by God.

Apostle Dr. Phillip Osei-Korsah gave this admonition during the opening of the minister’s session of the ongoing Bolga Area Officers Retreat (Apostolisation).

Addressing the ministers and wives, he said that, as shepherds, they should focus on the state of the flock rather than what they stand to gain from them.

Quoting from Ezekiel 34:1-16, he pointed out the great responsibilities that ministers and wives are expected to execute as shepherds.

“Ministry goes beyond the outward flamboyance. Do not let that be your focus,” he entreated.

Present at the session were Apostle John Kobina Budu (the Northern RCC Coordinator and Tamale Area Head) and Apostle David Amankwaa (Bolga Area Head), as well as the Bolga Area pastorate and their spouses.

Also in attendance were Mrs. Agatha Tawiah (Wife of the Tamale Area Head) and Mrs. Rosemond Amankwaa (Wife of the Bolga Area Head).Report by Bolga Area Media

HUM Leaders Strategic Conference Held web

HUM Leaders Strategic Conference Held

A one-day strategic leaders conference was held for Area Leaders for the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) in the northern sector of The Church of Pentecost at Radach Lodge & Conference Centre in Tamale on February 22, 2024.

The conference aimed at equipping the Area HUM Leaders and their assistants to appreciate the five-year strategic plan of HUM (2028 HUM Strategic Plan) and effectively implement its strategic goals & objectives at all levels.

The National HUM Coordinator, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, was in attendance. He was accompanied by Pastor Emmanuel Owusu Mensah (HUM Pastor for Walewale Sector) and Mrs. Patricia Owusu Akyaw (HUM Equipping Centre Committee Leader).

All the eight Area HUM Leaders and their assistants in the northern sector of the Church were also present.

Report by HUM Media Team.

PIWC-Nkawkaw Chaplaincy Ministry Holds Breakfast Meeting For Two Institutions web

PIWC-Nkawkaw Chaplaincy Ministry Holds Breakfast Meeting For Two Institutions

The Chaplaincy Ministry of Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Nkawkaw, hosted a breakfast meeting for employees of Melcom Ghana Ltd and IMAK Roofing Systems, both located within the Nkawkaw municipality.

This unique gathering took place as part of the regular chaplaincy service provided to the workers of these companies.

The breakfast meeting not only offered the workers a delicious and satisfying meal but also included the sharing of the Word and spiritual ministration. This contributed to an atmosphere of joy and fellowship among the attendees.

For many employees at Melcom and IMAK, the breakfast meeting was a pleasant surprise and a delightful departure from their usual routine. Their expressions of surprise and delight highlighted the positive impact of such initiatives in fostering a supportive work environment and a sense of community.

The chaplaincy service, a vital ministry of PIWC, extends its services to the workers of Melcom Ghana Ltd Nkawkaw Branch every Tuesday to Thursday and at IMAK Roofing Systems, Nkawkaw, every Wednesday.

Additionally, the service reaches out to other organizations within the municipality, such as the Zoomlion Kwahu West office, every Friday.

The primary goal of this chaplaincy service is to provide daily devotional fellowship and gospel ministration to the workers while also praying for the prosperity and blessing of these companies.

This initiative serves as a shining example of how faith-based organizations can positively impact the workplace, offering not only spiritual guidance but also creating moments of joy and fellowship.

It reinforces the idea that workplaces can be communities where both spiritual and physical needs are met, leading to more fulfilled and happy employees.

Report by PIWC-Nkawkaw Media Team.

The Presence of God Makes The Difference – Apostle Samuel Obuobi Asserts web

The Presence of God Makes The Difference – Apostle Samuel Obuobi Asserts

The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, has emphasised that the presence of God is a distinguishing mark of any flourishing Christian. He stressed, “It is the presence of God that makes the difference and brings results.”

Apostle Samuel Obuobi made this assertion today during a meeting with ministers and wives of the Kaneshie Area, held at the Bethel Assembly church auditorium as part of the ongoing Area Officers’ Retreat (Apostolisation).

Speaking on the topic “When The Minister Fails in His Duty,” with 1 Chronicles 15:1-3 as his foundational text, he explained that one of the gravest mistakes Saul made during his tenure as king of Israel was not restoring the Ark of the Covenant, which represented the presence of God among His people.

He emphasised that Saul was bound to fail because he lacked the presence of God, which would have made his reign successful. According to Apostle Samuel Obuobi, David had a successful reign because he sought the Ark of the Covenant and ensured its return.

“You cannot be a good leader without the ark, which represents the presence of God. It is God’s presence that brings results and fruitfulness,” he stated.

He urged ministers and church leaders to be carriers of God’s presence to make a maximum impact in their leadership roles.

Advising church leaders to cultivate the presence of God through fervent prayer, fasting, Bible study, personal devotions, and other spiritual exercises, he cautioned that “Administration is part of leadership, but it is not the only important aspect. Our foremost priority should be to be carriers of God’s presence.”

Apostle Samuel Obuobi also encouraged them to make intentional efforts to prepare adequately for services, ensuring they always carry God’s presence to every meeting they attend. “Always attend every meeting with God’s presence. Go with the Ark!” he charged.

Furthermore, the General Secretary advised them to remain committed to faithfully discharging their calling until the end. To achieve this, he suggested leading lives of contentment and avoiding unnecessary comparisons.

“God has a purpose and plan for you and your ministry, so do not compare yourself to others. Only focus on discharging your calling faithfully,” he advised.

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Mpasaso District Climaxes 40 Days Prayers web

Mpasaso District Climaxes 40 Days Prayers

The Mpasaso District of The Church of Pentecost has climaxed its 40 days of prayers and fasting with 47 souls won and 29 water baptisms, while many received Holy Ghost baptism and healing. 

The programme, led by the District Minister, Overseer Emmanuel Owusu, was organised to allow the members to pray fervently regarding Vision 2028 and the theme for 2024. 

The event, which was under the theme, “Unleashed To Take Territories As A People Of God” (1 Peter 2:9, Acts 1:8) which took place from January 10 to February 18, 2024, formed part of the District’s First Week-long celebration, dubbed “Unleashed By Prayer 2024.”

The speakers for the programme included Pastor Samuel Amoako Agyapong of Achiase District, Elder Samuel Coffie of Sokoban District and other elders in Mpasaso District. These were a few of the subjects they covered: ”A people of God unleashed,” God’s people unleashed to conquer territories,” and “Unleashed to bring transformation.”

More than 650 members (adults and children) and over 50 non-members from the community attended the event.

The event featured seasoned musicians such as Elder Carlos Coffie, Brother Godfred Boateng, and the district choir.

During the climax session on Sunday, February 18, Overseer Hensley Agyare-Darfour, Abonsuaso District Minister, speaking on the topic: “Unleashed to bring transformation” (1 Peter 2:9, Acts 1:8), urged believers to be light and salt in every endeavour of their life, especially in their communities to transform their spheres. 

He explained that Christians have been baptised with power from on high to do exploits in their communities, saying, “The power and authority Christians have received are to bring change and transformation into their family, workplace, schools and extensively their community.” 

After the programme, the members have been strengthened and deepened in their relationship with the Lord and are poised to transform their world with the values and principles of the kingdom of God. This was achieved through continuous nights of prayer, days of fasting and Holy Ghost empowerment. 

Report by Charles Odoom.

The Church of Pentecost, Joni & Friends Explore Future Collaborations web

The Church of Pentecost, Joni & Friends Explore Future Collaborations

Joni & Friends, a non-governmental organisation based in the United States of America dedicated to reaching and serving people with disabilities (PWDs) with practical help and the saving love of Jesus, is looking to strengthen its partnership with The Church of Pentecost (CoP) in order to extend their outreach to more PWDs in society.

This was disclosed during a meeting between the leadership of The Church of Pentecost, represented by the General Secretary, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, and the La Area Head and Executive Council Member, Apostle Dr. Dieudonne Nuekpe, with representatives of the organisation at the CoP Headquarters on Friday, February 23, 2024.

The Joni & Friends team comprised Mrs. Kimi Archer (Director of Internships), Dr. Kevin O’Farrell (Director of Theological Education & Engagement), and Pastor Joel Quansah (Country Coordinator, Ghana). Pastor Alexander Nyame, the National Coordinator for the Ministry to Persons with Disabilities (MPWDs), was also present in the meeting.

Addressing the Church leadership, Pastor Joel Quansah mentioned that The Church of Pentecost and Joni & Friends crossed paths in 2019 and have since undertaken impactful initiatives together.

He commended the Church’s leadership for having a heart for PWDs through the establishment of the MPWDs and for leading the way in ensuring the full inclusion of PWDs in the church and society.

He stated that Joni & Friends’ mission aligns perfectly with the Church’s “possessing the nations” agenda as it seeks to bring all into the saving knowledge of God.

Receiving the team, Apostle Samuel Obuobi expressed that the leadership of the Church welcomes the partnership, believing that together, both organisations could make more significant strides in their efforts at reaching out to PWDs.

He further indicated that with the help of the Church, Joni & Friends would have the opportunity to widen their global reach, as the CoP has a presence in over 170 nations worldwide.

Apostle Samuel Obuobi assured them that the leadership of the Church would review the terms of the partnership and provide feedback to the organisation so that they could continue to work earnestly.

He also took the opportunity to express gratitude to the organisation for their substantial financial commitment towards the three-day “Beyond Suffering” Conference, held for 200 individuals, mostly Area MPWDs Coordinators, at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh.

Being their first visit to Ghana, the General Secretary presented Mrs. Kimi Archer and Dr Kevin O’Farrell with a fugu (a traditional Ghanaian outfit), each as memorabilia and a gesture of appreciation.

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General Secretary Joins Kaneshie Area for 2024 Apostolisation web

General Secretary Joins Kaneshie Area for 2024 Apostolisation

The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, is one of the speakers for this year’s officers’ retreat, also known as Apostolisation, of the Kaneshie Area of the Church.

Accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Juliana Korkor Obuobi, the General Secretary joined the Area for the Ministers’ session of the event this morning at the Bethel Assembly church auditorium.

The Kaneshie Area Apostolisation features Apostle Dr. Alfred Koduah, former General Secretary of the church, and Rev. Prof. Kingsley Larbi, Chancellor of the Regent University College of Science and Technology, as the other speakers.

The event officially started yesterday with the minister’s morning session and later with the officer’s evening session at the Kaneshie Central Assembly church auditorium.

It is being held under the theme: “A People of God Unleashed to Transform Their World” and is hosted by the Kaneshie Area Head, Apostle Samuel Osei Asante, who also serves as the Coordinator for the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Committee (GARCC) and as an Executive Council Member of the Church.

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We Must Be Determined To Live By Kingdom Principles & Values – Rev. Prof. Kingsley Larbi web

We Must Be Determined To Live By Kingdom Principles & Values – Rev. Prof. Kingsley Larbi

Rev. Prof. Kingsley Larbi, the Chancellor of Regent University College of Science and Technology, has asserted that to make a significant impact in the world, Christians must be determined to live by the principles and values of the Kingdom of God at all costs.

He made this statement yesterday during Day 1 of the Kaneshie Area Officers Retreat (Apostolisation) at the Kaneshie Central Assembly Auditorium.

Speaking on the topic, “Living by the Values and Principles of the Kingdom of God,” the revered theologian noted that there is overwhelming evidence that God desires His children to live by His principles and values.

He noted that the centre of gravity of Christianity has shifted from the Western World to the non-Western world, with the African continent playing a significant role in the advancement of Christianity globally.

Despite the gains made by the African Church, he expressed concern that it is unable to make the necessary impact in society because most African Christians are not rooted in the values and principles of the Kingdom of God.

He, therefore, encouraged Christians to be resolute in upholding the precepts of God in every sphere of life, not just within the church auditorium.

Prof. Larbi stressed the need for Christians to be good businessmen and women who fear God, upholding Kingdom values, principles, godly morals, and ethics in the marketplace.

Reminding Christians that God expects them to lead holy lives, he emphasised that this can only be achieved by living according to His principles.

He urged members of the Church to make it their preoccupation to live by Kingdom values and principles, as it forms the foundation of the five-year strategic vision, dubbed Vision 2028.

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Ethnocentrism Has No Place In Christianity – Apostle Dr. Koduah (Rtd.) web

Ethnocentrism Has No Place In Christianity – Apostle Dr. Koduah (Rtd.)

Apostle Dr. Alfred Koduah (Rtd.), a former General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, has advised believers not to entertain divisions of any kind in the Church, stressing that believers are all one in Christ.

Apostle Dr. Alfred Koduah gave this advice yesterday while preaching on the topic “The Characteristics of the Church Unleashed” during Day 1 of the Kaneshie Area Officers Retreat (Apostolisation) at the Kaneshie Central Assembly church auditorium.

In his presentation, he bemoaned the divisions that are sometimes observed in the church, especially along ethnic (tribal) lines. He warned that the church must not entertain such divisions but should always see themselves as one in Christ.

He stated that a key characteristic of the Church unleashed is unity. Hence, church leaders and members must promote unity among the brethren.

Reading from Galatians 3:28, he explained that in the New Testament church, there are no “Jews and Gentiles” because they have all become one in Christ.

“There is no division in the New Testament church because we are saved by the same blood of Jesus Christ and have the same Spirit within us. In the New Testament church, no one is inferior; we are all valuable to the Lord,” he said.

He noted that as soon as one comes to faith in Christ, regardless of their background, the person becomes a legitimate child of the kingdom of God.

Apostle Dr. Koduah also highlighted another characteristic of the Church Unleashed, which is that its members translate religiosity into morality.

He, therefore, advised believers, particularly members of the Church, to strive to uphold Christian virtues taught in the church in every sphere of their lives.

“This is the only way we can be more influential and impactful in society,” he said.

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Koforidua Area Begins 2024 Apostolisation

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.

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