PIWC Goaso Hosts Gospel Dinner Night web

PIWC Goaso Hosts Gospel Dinner Night

The Pentecost International Worship Centre, Goaso (PIWC Goaso), a ministry of The Church of Pentecost, recently organised a captivating gospel dinner night named “Besorah.” 

The event, a brainchild of the Resident Minister, Pastor Eric Herbert Acheampong, was held in collaboration with the Area Evangelism Ministry and the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) to climax the National Evangelism Week-long activities. 

The participants engaged in a series of activities, including a red carpet and photoshoot session, an interaction with a Lifestyle Coach, stand-up comedy, and a soul-stirring “Bless the Mic” musical session, accompanied by a delightful selection of Ghanaian, Nigerian, and continental dishes.

In an address, Pastor Acheampong said that the event aimed to foster strong fellowship among members, saying, “This occasion is specifically designed to reach out to backslidden members and foreign nationals residing in Goaso.”

Speaking on the topic, “Come and Dine”- (John 21:12 and Revelation 3:18), Pastor Acheampong said that after causing a miraculous bounty catch of fish, Jesus invited the disciples to share in a meal.

Pastor Acheampong underscored the significance of Jesus’ invitation, describing it as “a special and heartfelt appeal to enrich lives through Him.”

 “Jesus is the Bread of Life, the only sustenance on which we can truly feast,” he pointed out.

The Resident Minister further explained that Jesus’ plea for the disciples to come and dine was a personal invitation extended to all, irrespective of social class, race, colour, or status. This shows that God’s invitation knows no discrimination and is open to everyone.

“By accepting Jesus’ invitation and opening their hearts, individuals establish a relationship with Him and partake in fellowship through shared meals,” he added.

He highlighted that those who respond to this invitation are guaranteed eternal life.

In light of the approaching end times, Pastor Acheampong called upon those yet to embrace Christ as their Lord and personal Saviour to consider doing so. He emphasised the urgency of the matter.

The impactful ‘Besorah Dinner Night’ led to the salvation of nine souls, including commercial sex workers, and the rededication of other backsliders to Christ.

Report by PIWC Goaso Media Team.

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Pentecost Centre For The Study Of Unreached People Groups-Africa Launched

Pentecost University (PU) has launched a new research centre dedicated to the study of unreached people groups in Africa.

The Centre, known as the Pentecost Centre for the Study of Unreached People Groups-Africa (PCUPG-Africa), is a collaboration between the Pentecost University and The Church of Pentecost’s Home and Urban Mission (HUM).

Speaking at the launch ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua said God has reached all people’s groups in the world. Therefore, the centre will be a research and training hub to equip individuals to follow God’s footprints to all people groups in the nations.

The VC assured that the University will equip the Centre with cutting edge research materials and space to churn out relevant data for the spread of the gospel.

“Apart from that, the research and data from the Centre will be useful for social transformation and economic empowerment of people considered unreached,” Prof. Agyapong-Kodua added.

On his part, the National Coordinator for HUM, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, underscored the need for the study and engagement with people considered as unreached.

According to him, there are many people, who, due to prejudices, location, tribe, economic classification etc, have been neglected. As such, there is the need to deliberately study, understand, and map out effective missionary strategies to reach them.

He further stated that “research has shown that such neglected groups are more willing to hear the gospel than perceived.” Citing multiple statistics, Aps. Kwafo said the global data on Christianity will vary significantly as PU, HUM and other Christian bodies make efforts to reach the unreached.

The new Centre is part of the Pentecost School of Theology and Mission and is the latest addition to the Centres and Institutes of the research-led University model of PU.

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The Church Of Pentecost-USA Donates To Fulani Community

The Church Of Pentecost-USA Donates To Fulani Community

The external branch of The Church of Pentecost in the United States of America (CoP-USA Inc.) has donated six tricycles to Fulani communities in Ghana through the Home and Urban Missions (HUM).

The donation, worth $5,000, were dedicated and presented on behalf of CoP-USA by the International Missions Director (IMD), Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, at a brief presentation ceremony at the just-ended International Missions Board meeting.

Explaining the rationale for the donation in an interview with PENTECOST NEWS, the National Head of CoP-USA, Apostle Michael Agyemang-Amoako, said: “When we learnt that the Fulanis converts had lost their jobs due to their decision to surrender their lives to Christ, we were moved to come to their aid and provide them with some form of employment.”

“This, we believe, would also encourage others, who are afraid of facing similar fate, to come to Christ,” he added.

Elder Dr. Ken Aboah, a Trustee of The Church of Pentecost and the Chairman of the Legal Committee of the Missions Board, thanked the CoP-USA for the kind gesture.

He also revealed that the CoP-USA has offered educational scholarships to Fulanis who are interested in pursuing tertiary education.

“This is helping to prevent the Fulani’s from engaging in dubious activities in the communities, while bringing them to the saving knowledge of Christ for maximum impact,” he stated.

The HUM National Coordinator, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, received the tricycles for onward distribution to the beneficiaries.

Present at the presentation ceremony were Apostle Eric Nyamekye (Chairman), Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi (General Secretary), Apostle James Sundaram Raj (RCC Co-ordinator  Far East and Asia/ Oceania & Executive Council Member), Apostle Ousmane Zabre (RCC Co-ordinator Francophone West Africa & Executive Council Member), Apostle Angelino Binda Jequessene (SADC), Apostle Massaboi Zuwu (Anglophone West Africa), and Apostle Sam Agyemang Tabi      (Europe – Acting).

Others were, Apostle Samuel Appiah (Middle East), Apostle Seth Fianko (East Africa), Apostle Komi Tchango (Central Africa), Apostle Lawrence Otu Nyarko (Co-opted Member / FAD), Pastor George Prah Amonoo (Missions Board Member), Elder Professor Stephen Kwankye (Missions Board Member), and Deaconess Mrs. Ruth Keelson (Co-opted Missions Board  Member).

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HUM Organises 3-Day Camp Meeting For Teens WEB

HUM Organises 3-Day Camp Meeting For Teens

About 75 teenagers of The Church of Pentecost participated in a three-day camp meeting organised by the Kumasi Sector of the Home and Urban Missions (HUM).

The event, which yielded 14 souls and saw 44 participants receiving Holy Spirit Baptism, was held at the Anglican Retreat Centre from January 3 to 5, 2023. The programme was under the theme: “Repositioning the Local Church for Maximum Impact in the Nations,” and was attended by teenagers from the local assemblies opened through the ministry of HUM in the Kumasi Sector.

According to Pastor Thomas Ayamboya, the Kumasi Sector HUM Pastor, the meeting was organised to instill in the teenagers the unadulterated word of God, which has the propensity to build them up in Christ.

Speaking on the topic: “Repositioning the Future Leaders for Greater Impact in the Nations” (2 Timothy 1:5-6), Pastor Thomas Ayamboya emphasised that when a Christian repositions their perspective of life well at a tender age, they would be careful to uphold the values and principles of the kingdom of God, and become good and resoureful citizens. 

He admonished the youth to rekindle the virtues imparted to them by their Christian parents and youth leaders in their local churches.

Mrs. Juliana Appiah Aidoo, wife of Apostle John Appiah Aidoo (Abuakwa Area Head), who gave a presentation on the topic: “The Rights and Responsibilities of Children at Home” at the event, warned the youth against abusing the privileges they receive at home. Instead, she advised them to be poised in carrying out their responsibilities so as to build them up and earn them the admiration of society in the future. 

Mrs Appiah Aidoo also advised them not to leave the Church under any circumstance since that would be detrimental to them in the future. 

“The Church of Pentecost is mindful of the plight of the Youth and will always stand by you to achieving life purpose should you continue to remain loyal to the church and exhibit the fear of God wherever you find yourselves,” she added.

Other life-building topics treated were The Youth and the Holy Spirit Encounter, “My Body, My Pride,” “My Future, My Responsibility,” and “The Impact of Music on the Youth,” among others.

Report by HUM Media Team

HUM Donates School Uniforms To Deprived Pupils

HUM Donates School Uniforms To Deprived Pupils

The Home and Urban Missions of The Church of Pentecost has donated school uniforms and stationery worth GHC 4,000 to deprived pupils of the Adumasa Amangoase D/A Primary School in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region.

The items were presented to the pupils on behalf of the ministry by Pastor Thomas Ayamboya, the Kumasi Sector Home and Urban Missions (HUM) Pastor of the Church, during a short ceremony on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

According to Pastor Ayamboya, the gesture was undertaken to promote cohesion among learners, improve study ethics, and encourage parents to enroll their wards in school despite the economic challenges.

Following the establishment of a local assembly at Amangoase through the ministry of HUM, Pastor Ayamboya revealed that it was discovered that most children were not schooling as a result of parent’s inability to cater for their children. 

He asserted that the HUM Coordinator, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, was engaged on how the Church could help provide the basic needs for the children.

Pastor Ayamboya defined the moment as a fulfilment of the existence of the Home and Urban Mission, observing delight from the faces of the children and their parents.

“After we have discovered that most of the children are not schooling, especially from the new assembly, we decided to come to their aid. 

“By the grace of God, we have spoken at length to other people, including our National Coordinator, to help provide the basic necessities for the children. We have distributed the items to all the children, and the parents are giving glory to God for what He has done and continues to do,” he said.

The beneficiaries, numbering 25, received school uniforms, exercise books, slates, pens, pencils, etc.

The Headmaster of the school, Mr. Ampofo Gilbert Addison, commended The Church of Pentecost for the support, which he described as first of a kind in the community. He remarked that the establishment of the local assembly has resulted in the enrolment of more children of school-going age.

He further called on the Church to assist them in making the school environment conducive for better teaching and learning.

“The teachers are doing their best to build the children for better future, yet lack of classrooms, especially the JHS Block, is affecting better teaching and learning. We are pleading with The Church of Pentecost to lend a helping hand to the community to empower our students,” he said.

Parents of the pupils thanked God and expressed delight for the honour done them.

Report by Dennis Owusu & Emmanuel Nana Nsiah

HUM Poised For Greater Works In 2023 & Beyond

HUM Poised For Greater Works In 2023 & Beyond

The Home and Urban Missions (HUM) of The Church of Pentecost held a National Sub-Committees’ Performance Review Meeting yesterday to take stock and strategise for the year 2023 and beyond.

The meeting, chaired by the HUM Coordinator, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, brought together all heads and secretaries of the various sub-committees under the ministry at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh.

This year’s meeting was strategic as it aimed at finishing strong and well as the Church’s five-year strategic vision, dubbed “Vision 2023,” enters its final lap.

The sub-committees represented at the event  included the Expatriates, Secretariat, Literature, Fulani, Orality, Vulnerable Children, Rehabilitation and Nation Possessors. The rest were Cine Evangelism, Outreach, Training and Equipping Centre, Sports and the Production committees.

The various committees took turns to read their reports for 2022, and highlighted their achievements and projections for 2023.

Giving his closing remarks, Apostle Agyei Kwafo expressed gratitude to God for the amazing successes chalked by each committee in the previous year.

He also expressed appreciation to the house on behalf of the National Executive Committee, chaired by Apostle Dr. Christian Tsekpoe, and prayed with the participants for God’s abounding grace.

The HUM Coordinator also encouraged them to put in their best this year, saying: “We are expecting greater works this year and beyond.”

Home and Urban Missions (HUM) is a ministry of The Church of Pentecost dedicated to reaching out to the unengaged and unreached people groups in the nations.

Report by Overseer Emmanuel Otchere Darko

Nation Possessors Conference Underway At PCC

“Nation Possessors Conference” Underway At PCC

The “Nation Possessors Conference” being organised by the Home and Urban Missions (HUM) commenced yesterday at the Josiah Coffie Quaye auditorium of the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa-Fetteh.

Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, the HUM Coordinator, welcomed all the participants to the conference on behalf of the National Executive Committee of the ministry.

In his opening address, the HUM Coordinator elucidated on the Nation Possessors concept and encouraged participants to run with the vision.

Apostle Kwafo further urged the Nations Possessors recruits to uphold and work with the five-year strategic vision of The Church of Pentecost, dubbed “Vision 2023,” as outlined by the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye.

The conference, which is expected to close on Saturday, January 21, 2023, has 150 participants drawn from 53 administrative areas of the Church in attendance.

Also in attendance were the HUM Pastor for Koforidua, Ashaiman and La Sectors, Area HUM Coordinators from Anyaa Ablekuma, Kasoa, Wa and Nkawkaw as well as some members of the National Nation Possessors Executive Committee.

The concept of Nation Possessors came into being during the inauguration of HUM to raise and equip an army of zealous Christians to fervently intercede for the successful implementation of Vision 2023.

Among other commitments, the group will be vibrant in the fulfillment of the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ across the entire Church and the nations.

Report by HUM Literature Committee

HUM Expatriates Dinner Yields 3 Souls

HUM Expatriates Dinner Yields 3 Souls

Home and Urban Missions (HUM), a ministry of The Church of Pentecost, has won three expatriates for Christ during an end-of-year dinner organised for some expatriates in Accra.

The dinner brought together 41 participants, including seven Chinese, one American, one Indian, 12 Nigerians, two from Hong Kong, one from Thailand, and the rest were Ghanaians.  

The event, which took place on December 29, 2022, at CANWIN Hotel in Nungua, was organised by the La Sector of HUM. It was part of the initiatives by HUM to engage expatriates within the capital with the gospel.

The dinner dubbed, “AGAPAO Expats Dinner,” is organised twice a year to interact and share the love of Christ with expatriates.

Present were Prophet David Kankam Beditor (Ashaiman Area Head and Co-ordinator of the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Committee), Apostle Dr Dieudonne K Nuekpe (La Area Head) who was also the main speaker for the occasion, and Apostle Dr Christian Tsekpoe (Chairman, HUM National Committee) and his wife Mrs Olivia Tsekpoe.

Also present were Pastor Kingsley Addai (Resident Minister of PIWC-Accra), Probationary Overseer James Amoah-Mensah (HUM Pastor for LA- Sector), and Pastor Martin Kyeremeh (HUM Co-ordinator for the Teshie-Nungua Area)

Report by Probationary Overseer James Amoah-Mensah.

A-Lang Worship Centre’s “Gospel Dinner” Yields 10 Souls

A-Lang Worship Centre’s “Gospel Dinner” Yields 10 Souls

A special get-together event, dubbed “Gospel Dinner,” organised by the Evangelism Ministry of A-Lang Worship Centre of The Church of Pentecost last Sunday, yielded ten souls to the glory of God.

The event was part of the Church’s scheduled activities to mark the “November Aggressive Evangelism Month” recently observed in The Church of Pentecost nationwide.

The well-patronised event, which took place at the church premises, drew 366 participants (116 adults and 250 children), including non-members.

The patrons were treated to locally-made drinks, pastries, popcorn and some soothing gospel music.

A key feature of the event was a panel discussion led by the District Secretary, Elder Richard Boampong, during which the five-member panel, namely; Apostle Dr. Christian Tsekpoe (the Resident Minister), his wife, Mrs. Olivia Tsekpoe, Elder Nicholas Boampong, Elder Prince Asare and Deaconess Georgina Gyasi, shared their Christian conversion stories and encouraged other believers in the faith.

An altar call after the session by Elder Christopher Abbey-Quaye saw ten people surrendering their lives to Jesus Christ and another rededicating their life to Christ. Five of the new converts underwent water baptism, and three received Holy Spirit baptism. 

Report by ALWC Media

Central Region Holds HUM Leaders’ Conference

The Home and Urban Mission (HUM) Directorate of The Church of Pentecost on September 22, 2022, organised a day’s conference for HUM Leaders in the Central Region.

The meeting, which took place at the Hallelujah Temple, Abasraba District in the Winneba Area, sought to take stock of the activities of the ministry over the past year and the strategies for achieving the Vision 2023 agenda of the church.

In a short exhortation, Apostle Emmanuel Agyei Kwafo, the National Co-ordinator for HUM, cited Colossians 3:23 and Ecclesiastics 9:10 and urged HUM workers to continually work for the Lord with all their might, and not under compulsion.

“For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom. Hence, work as not working for any man, but for God,” he added.

Giving a presentation on “HUM Yesterday, Today and the Future,” which touched on the call for HUM, HUM’s strategic goals, the gains made so far, and the gaps, among others, Apostle Kwafo said that HUM was established to focus on “neglected mission field” to intentionally and strategically evangelise, win souls, nurture them, and plant churches.

He stated that HUM engages in home missions, urban missions and missions to unreached people groups.

Touching on the strategic goals of ministry, he said that HUM seeks to educate stakeholders at all levels on its activities, establish more mono-ethnic churches, restructure existing Northern Outreach Ministry (NOM) into HUM, provide Christo-centric mother-tongue materials, plant churches in Zongo communities, among others.

Despite the successes chalked by HUM, the National Co-ordinator revealed some gaps in the ministry that ought to be addressed by all and sundry. Among them are lack of massive acceptance by both the clergy and the laity, low active participation at the local level, lack of adequate training at the grassroots, low outreaches to Zongo communities, among others.

He, however, advised HUM workers to organise meetings at all levels and engage in all forms of evangelism to African migrants and foreign nationals in the country, unreached people groups, street children, Northerners in the South, commercial sex workers, ghettos, etc.

Pastor Joel Beddim, the HUM Co-ordinator for Mankessim Area, took participants through the 2022 First Half Comprehensive Report Analysis for the Areas.

Probationary Overseer James Amoah-Mensah, the HUM Pastor for La Sector, took participants through the 2022 National Statistics Report Analysis to help them appreciate the work done so far.

Apostle Agyei Kwafo used the occasion to thank all HUM leaders for their tireless efforts and unflinching support for the ministry and its activities.

In attendance were Pastors Emmanuel Foster Asamoah (Winneba), Alhassan Kara (Cape Coast), Abraham Gyabaah (Twifo Praso), and Lord Awuku (Agona Swedru), Bismark Aidan (Winneba).

Report by Pastor Emmanuel Foster Asamoah, Winneba Abasraba.