HUM Inaugurates New Sub-Committees, Units & Departments web

HUM Inaugurates New Sub-Committees, Units & Departments

The Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost General Headquarters, has inaugurated new sub-committees, units and departments in line with the ‘Vision 2028’ strategic objectives of the Ministry.

The inauguration, which was held on Friday, February 16, 2024 during the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) end-of-year meeting, was chaired by Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, the Chairman and also the National Coordinator.

In a short sermon, Pastor Victor Asante Darko, a National Executive Committee Member of HUM, and also the Area Head for the Afram Plains Area of the Church read from Numbers 11:17, where he admonished the newly inaugurated Committee/Unit Heads to help carry the burden of HUM which has been entrusted to the National Coordinator. 

The Sub-Committees/Units and Departments inaugurated included the Fulani Ministry, Unreached People Groups, Pentecost Hope Center, Pentecost Teens and Adults Challenge, Internal Migrants, Research and Innovation, Professionals in Critical Mission, Orality, Discipleship, Diaspora, Media, Arts and Sports. Others include the Secretariat, Equipping Centre, Outreach, Literature and the Nation Possessors.

The Leaders and Secretaries of these Sub-Committees/Units and Departments were prayed for, given a charge and unleashed to transform their worlds. 

In attendance were NEC Members of HUM, all HUM Pastors and their wives, as well as Area HUM Leaders from all 77 Areas of the Church in Ghana.

Report by HUM Media.

Ministers Advised To Be Receptive To Persons Won Through HUM web

Ministers Advised To Be Receptive To Persons Won Through HUM

The National Coordinator for the Home and Urban Missions (HUM), Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, has urged ministers and church leaders to adopt organised efforts to fully accept and integrate souls won through HUM activities.

According to him, “an understanding of the HUM concept as a ministry and not merely an intervention under the Possessing the Nations Agenda from the local assembly to all levels of the church will inure to the benefit of the church’s soul-winning drive”.

Apostle Kwafo explained that with over 37,000 souls won and more than 600 churches opened through HUM activities, the church cannot ignore putting strategies in place to make the converts/ members feel at home and assimilate them into the church’s life.

“As we move into Vision 2028, it is my prayer and desire that HUM will make inroads into the local assemblies with a new awakening of understanding, penetration and participation. Some assemblies are, in fact, challenged that there is no activity or leadership of HUM to push forth the agenda”, he stated.

Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of the GMWC’24 currently ongoing at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa-Fetteh, the HUM Coordinator, indicated that Vision 2028 presents an opportunity for the church to sustain the gains made over the past five years under the “Possessing the Nations” agenda.

“As we unleash the church to possess the nations, it is important that the church through the HUM ‘ministry’ provide viable economic, financial and social support for our converts, and I am glad that leadership has put in place three major infrastructural projects that will be a lasting legacy in improving the quality of life of the members and thereby making their souls count,” Apostle Kwafo stated.

In the next five years, the HUM through the church will lead the establishment a school for the Fulani community in Yagayaba in the Walewale Area, a cattle ranch on a 50-acre land at Nakabi in the Sawla Area and a 500-bed capacity rehabilitation centre in the Greater Accra Region. These interventions constitute major interventions for members won from the Urban Poor and Marginalised, Unreached Peoples Group and Northerners in the South.

Apostle Kwafo expressed his delight with the great discipleship work being done by some assemblies and districts, which has resulted in a significant number of new converts being called to leadership positions in the church.   

“To the glory of God, the efforts of HUM have produced one minister, two elders, two deacons and one deaconess,” he said.

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HUM Organises First Edition Of Vulnerable Kids Camp Meeting web

HUM Organises First Edition Of Vulnerable Kids Camp

The Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost is undertaking the first-ever national camp meeting for vulnerable children within marginalised communities, including slums and ghettos.

This novelty aims to impart the principles of Christ to over five hundred children, providing them with a nurturing environment.

The camp meeting commenced with the official opening by Apostle Emmanuel Agyei, the National Coordinator of Home and Urban Missions, on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at the Pentecost Convention Centre in Gomoa-Fetteh.

The event drew participation from approximately three hundred vulnerable kids representing eight areas in the Greater Accra, Eastern Region, and certain parts of the Central Region.

During his address to the participants, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo shared his personal journey from the slums and emphasized how divine transformation through the church and its teachings shaped his life.

He urged all children present to submit themselves to the authority of God through the teachings and activities conducted at the camp.

Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo assured the children that they would experience the love of Christ during their time at the camp, and their lives would be profoundly impacted.

Taking a moment to pray for the children, he beseeched God to elevate them to the level of greatness desired by God, bringing honor to their nation, families, and the church at large.

Report by HUM Media

HUM Ministers & Wives Outreach Yields 840 Souls web

HUM Ministers & Wives Outreach Yields 840 Souls

A five-day special outreach organized by the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) ministers and wives in the Techiman and Walewale areas of The Church of Pentecost has brought 840 souls to Christ.

The outreach, held from November 7 to 11, 2023, also resulted in 240 water baptisms, 38 Holy Spirit baptisms, 42 instant healings, and four spectacular events.

The event aimed to reach out to HUM targeted groups, including expatriates, African migrants, the Urban Poor, and the Marginalized, such as street dwellers, drug addicts, sex workers, head porters, hawkers, and Northerners living in the South. Additionally, efforts were made to reach Unreached People Groups such as Mossi, Fulanis, Kotokoli, Zarma, Walla, Hausa, among others.

The team received valuable support from some ministers and wives and the “Nation Possessors” team in the respective areas.

Activities during the outreach included house-to-house visits, dawn broadcasting, market evangelism, ghetto, and film evangelism.

These activities took place in communities under the Yunyoo and Jimbale districts in the Walewale Area, as well as those in the Aburso and Gyarko districts in Techiman.

The team also took the opportunity to visit residents of the Dagomba land to proclaim the gospel to them.

At the end of the outreach, two Fulani cell groups were opened at Jimbale. A Grusi Assembly was recommended to be opened at Aburso for the 23 Grusi converts won for Christ.

A restoration center is set to commence at Aburso for the drug addicts won for Christ, and a Basare cell was also started at Tanoso District.

To the glory of God, a Mamprusi man named Kijo Abdulai, who had blurred vision, was fully restored by God after prayers were said for him during house-to-house evangelism at Yunyoo.

Report by Pastor Prince Augustine Ababio

HUM, Nungua District Organise Free Medical Screening web

HUM, Nungua District Organise Free Medical Screening

The Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost, in collaboration with the Nungua District of the Church, conducted a free medical screening on Friday, December 1, 2023, at the Nungua Authority Bus Station for marginalised and vulnerable persons.

The screening aimed at engaging drug addicts, commercial sex workers, and street dwellers within the Nungua Bus station enclave with the Gospel message of Christ.

Under the leadership of Pastor Benjamin and Mrs. Abigail Ofei-Badu, the Nungua district, along with the HUM team, has been reaching out to commercial sex workers and drug addicts at the station.

To bolster their efforts, the District partnered with HUM Greater-Accra, comprising the Achimota and Ashaiman Sectors, for the medical screening.

Patrons underwent screening for HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B, and sugar levels, received free medical advice and medication, and were prayed for.

In total, 210 people were screened, counseled, and provided with free medication. Twenty-three of them surrendered their lives to Christ.

Present at the screening were Pastor Benjamin and Mrs. Abigail Ofei-Badu (Nungua District), Overseer James Amoah-Mensah (Achimota Sector HUM Pastor), Mrs. Joyce Addison (Wife of the Ashaiman Sector HUM Pastor), and HUM leaders in the Nungua District.

Other officers and Evangelism Ministry leaders in the Nungua District were also present to share the gospel message with the patrons.

Many beneficiaries expressed gratitude to The Church of Pentecost for the kind gesture and requested more of such exercises in the Nungua township.

Those requiring immediate medical attention were taken to the hospital.

Report by HUM Media Team

National Fulani Convention Underway web

National Fulani Convention Underway

The fourth edition of the National Fulani Convention, a gathering of Fulani Christians and other ethnic groups, is taking place at the Radash Conference Centre in Tamale from November 22 to 24, 2023. 

The convention, organised by the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost, a ministry that aims to reach out to the unreached people groups in Ghana and beyond, attracted over 400 participants, including Fulani, Chokosi, Kotokoli and Chakali believers. Also present are HUM pastors and their wives, district pastors in the Tamale Area, and the National Executive Committee of HUM, led by the National Coordinator, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo. 

One of the remarkable stories of the convention is that of Deaconess Theresa Apam, a Kusaase Queen Mother and a deaconess of the church at Bazua district, who mobilised 42 Fulani converts from Sapelega to attend the programme.

The Tamale Area Head and Coordinator of the Northern Regional Coordinating Committee, Apostle J. B. K. Tawiah, who represented the Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, commended the church’s leadership for the great vision of establishing HUM. He praised the National HUM Coordinator, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, and his team for the great strides made in reaching people groups that were long neglected.

Delivering a sermon with the theme, “Jesus Saves Sinners,” Apostle Tawiah narrated a passage in 1 Timothy 1:13-15, where Apostle Paul shared his testimony of persecuting Christians, but God showed him mercy and transformed him. 

He explained that God can save all people, regardless of their sins, because of his grace and love. 

He illustrated his point with the parable of the prodigal son, who returned to his father’s house after wasting his inheritance and was welcomed with joy and forgiveness.

The sermon touched the hearts of many participants, especially the Fulanis, who responded to the altar call and accepted Christ as their Lord and Saviour. 

At the end of the opening session, 12 males, 32 females and nine children gave their lives to Christ, making a total of 53 Fulani converts. 

Report by Daniel K. E. Ampomah.

National HUM Coordinator Participates In “Christ for All Missions” Outreach web

National HUM Coordinator Participates In “Christ for All Missions” Outreach

Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, the National Coordinator for Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost, took active part in the “Christ for All Missions” outreach in the Kintampo and Duayaw Nkwanta areas within the Techiman Sector of the Church.

The outreach began with a training retreat from August 7 to 9, 2023, held at the Techimam Dwomor Central Assembly auditorium during which participants from various districts within the region were equipped and sent out to the Kintampo and Duayaw Nkwanta Areas. The actual outreach, however, commenced on August 10, 2023, and ended on September 10, 2023.

Apostle Kwafo’s visit to the Kintampo Area, from Monday, August 21, 2023, to Tuesday, August 22, 2023, where he joined the team at the Kunsu District to reach out to lost souls and strengthening the faith of others.

During an evening fellowship at Kunsu Central Assembly on Monday, Apostle Kwafo urged everyone to value and cherish their mother tongue.

He advised conscious efforts in training children in their mother tongue and emphasized making soul-winning a priority for all, not just a task for a select few.

He stressed the importance of intentionally engaging unreached groups, using the example that even the Fulanis, through God’s grace, have been ministered to within The Church of Pentecost.

The Kintampo Area Head Apostle Francis Agyemang Badu, expressed gratitude to the visiting team and pledged substantial support for HUM activities.

The Kunsu District Minister, Overseer Emmanuel Apaah Aggrey, appreciated the visit and assured the National HUM Coordinator of their unwavering support for HUM activities in the Area.

The team visited the community named “Miawani,” where members of the Christ for All Nation Outreach Team shared the gospel with residents.

Apostle Kwafo and his team also took the opportunity to share the gospel in the Kunsu community, personally leading two gentlemen to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Subsequently, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo proceeded to the Duayaw Nkwanta Area, where he joined the Outreach team for a similar exercise. He worshipped with the natives in Techimantia in their native language, actively participated in prayers organized for the community, and pronounced blessings on them.

Accompanying him on this visit were Pastor Kwasi Bukari (HUM Pastor – Techiman Sector), Pastor Philip Osei Agyemang (Kintampo Area HUM Coordinator), and Pastor Augustine Odehyieba Ababio (Jema Nkwanta).

Report by HUM Media Team

HUM Ministers Outreach Yields 697 Souls web

HUM Ministers Outreach Yields 697 Souls

A 5-day special outreach organised by the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) Ministers and their wives has won 697 souls for Christ.

The outreach, held in two administrative Areas of The Church of Pentecost in the Western  Region – Tarkwa and Asankrangwa, led to 189 water baptisms and 17 Holy Spirit baptisms.

Other ministers of the church and members of the Nation Possessors in the two Areas supported the event.

The outreach was aimed at reaching out to HUM-targeted groups such as Expatriates, African Migrants, Urban Poor and Marginalised such as street dwellers, drug addicts, sex workers, head potters, hawkers and Northerners living in the South as well as Unreached People Groups such as Mossi, Fulanis, Kotokoli, Zarma, Walla, Hausa, amongst others.

The activities took place in communities under Wassa Benso, Waasa Nkran, Wassa Huniso, Wassa Simpa, Wassa Dunkwa, Aboi Nkwanta, Asankrangwa, Asankrangwa Newtown, Samreboi, Aboi Fie and Nyamebekyere districts. The activities embarked on during the outreach included house-to-house evangelism, dawn broadcasting, market evangelism, ghetto and film evangelism. The team also used the opportunity to visit some ‘galamsey’ sites to proclaim the gospel to the miners, which included some Chinese.

At the end of the five-day outreach, a cell meeting was opened for commercial sex workers with 25 members, a Restoration Centre was opened at Asankrangwa, a HUM Dagaati Assembly was opened at Benso-Subriso in the Tarkwa Area, while a Kusasi Assembly is earmarked to be opened at Wassa Dunkwa in Asankrangwa Area, HUM Assembly at Oforikrom and HUM Cell at Benda Nsuoakyi in Aboifie District.

Others include opening a Restoration Centre and Children’s Club at Tigarikrom and HUM Cell at Tigari Zongo in Nyamebekyere District.

Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, the National HUM Coordinator, appreciated the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, and the Executive Council Members for their tremendous support of the ministry. He also expressed his profound gratitude to the Area Heads of Tarkwa and Asankrangwa, Apostles Dr Daniel Okyere Walker and Daniel Dekpor, respectively, and the host pastors and their wives for accepting and supporting the team.

Report by Pastor Prince Augustine Ababio

HUM Ministers & Wives Undertake 5-Day Outreach web

HUM Ministers & Wives Undertake 5-Day Outreach

The ministers and wives of the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost are embarking on a five-day outreach as part of its vision to make Christ known to all people.

The outreach is scheduled to take place in the Tarkwa and Asankragwa Areas from Tuesday, September 26, to Saturday, September 30, 2023.

During an orientation and prayer session held at the Dunkwa-on-Offin Central Assembly church auditorium, the National HUM Coordinator, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, expressed his profound appreciation to the HUM ministers and wives as well as some volunteers who have joined the team for accepting to be part of the outreach.

Apostle Kwafo, in explaining the purpose for the exercise, mentioned that those who have not accepted Christ as Lord and Saviour live in danger and must be snatched from hellfire.

He added that one does not rescue people who are in comfort but instead those in danger, and that every rescuer’s life is in danger in every mission, but the power of God is always available to lead them.

He emphasised that believers are there to save the lost because they have been saved by God.

Apostle Kwafo, therefore, encouraged participants to use this opportunity to explain the HUM vision to the church populace.

“Though HUM is known by many, some still find it difficult to understand the concept and its duties, therefore, this mission is a way to practically teach the people how to do it and inject the passion of HUM into the people at the grassroots who will be well-discipled for the ministry,” he said.

Using Mark 16:15-20 in his exhortation, he highlighted that all believers have been called to go into all nations to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, that is, the birth, life, ministry, death, resurrection, ascension, and the second coming of Christ.

He mentioned that all those who believe and are baptised will be saved.

He encouraged the participants to ensure that all those who believe the gospel must be baptised, adding that signs and wonders accompany all those who believe in the power of God.

The HUM Coordinator challenged the team members to activate their faith and lay their hands on the sick, and they will surely recover.

Concluding his message, Apostle Kwafo stressed that just as the Lord accompanied His message with signs and wonders when the disciples went into the world, in the same way, God will prove Himself when the Word is proclaimed to the lost.

The team then visited the Dunkwa Area Head, Apostle Dr. Onyinah Gyamfi, and his wife, Mrs. Martha Gyamfi, where he said a prayer for them and wished them well in the outreach.

Report by Pastor Prince Augustine Ababio

HUM Coordinator Participates In “Christ For All” Missions Outreach web

HUM Coordinator Participates In “Christ For All” Missions Outreach

Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, the National Coordinator for Home and Urban Missions (HUM), took part in the “Christ for All” mission outreach in the Kintampo and Duayaw Nkwanta areas of The Church of Pentecost.

The mission outreach, an initiative of HUM, began with a training retreat from August 7 to 9, 2023, at the Techiman Dwomor Central Assembly church auditorium for HUM leaders and volunteers in the Techiman Sector. The main event, however, was held from August 21 to 22, during which the team embarked on various forms of evangelism exercises within the Kunsu community.

Addressing the outreach team at the Kunsu Central Assembly on Monday evening, Apostle Emmanuel Kwafo Agyei underscored the significance of mother tongue and urged all to cherish and value their native language. He advised them to make a conscious effort to train their children in their mother tongue.

The HUM Coordinator further entreated all to make soul-winning a priority and not to see it as the duty of a select group of people.

He also emphasized the need to engage the unreached groups with the sole aim of winning them for Christ.

“We shouldn’t think the Fulanis do not deserve salvation; they can be won for Christ if we become intentional about it,” adding: “By the grace of God, The Church of Pentecost has ordained a Fulani Minister.”

The Kintampo Area Head, Apostle Francis Agyemang Badu, was grateful to the team for the visit and assured them of contributing his massive support as far as HUM activities are concerned.

The Kunsu District Minister, Overseer Emmanuel Apaah Aggrey, also expressed his profound appreciation for the visit and assured the National Coordinator of their immense support for the HUM activities in the Area.

He then took him and his team to a community named “Miawani,” where the gospel was being shared by some members of the “Christ for All Nations” outreach team. Apostle Kwafo and his team also used the opportunity to share the gospel with some individuals in the Kunsu community, where he personally led two gentlemen to accept Christ as Lord and Saviour.

After the meeting, Apostle Agyei Kwafo headed to the Duayaw Nkwanta Area, where he joined the “Christ for All” Missions Outreach team.

During his visit to these Areas, he was accompanied by Pastor Kwasi Bukari (HUM Pastor, Techiman Sector), Pastor Philip Osei Agyemang (Kintampo Area HUM Coordinator), and Pastor Augustine Odehyieba Ababio (Jema Nkwanta).

Report by HUM Media Team