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Women Are Specially Designed To Make Impact – Apostle Samuel Obuobi

The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, has emphasised that one of God’s fundamental purposes for His children on Earth is to have a meaningful impact on their generation, and this divine calling is not exclusive to men but extends to women as well.

The General Secretary made this assertion when he addressed participants of the ongoing ABIDEDOES Conference today at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh. ABIDEDOES is derived from the combination of the names of notable Bible characters: Abigail, Deborah, Dorcas, and Salomey.

Quoting Ephesians 2:10, Apostle Obuobi noted that God intricately designed each individual and that no one is a mistake or an afterthought in His divine plan.

He highlighted the unique role of women, stating, “You have been created as a woman to make a difference in society.”

Drawing from the biblical narrative, Apostle Obuobi illustrated how women have historically played pivotal roles in shaping their societies and impacting their worlds.

He cited examples of remarkable women in the Bible, whose stories continue to inspire believers today

He noted that Deborah emerged as a beacon of strength for the entire nation of Israel, known for her exceptional courage.

Apostle Obuobi lauded her for leading her people to victory in a pivotal war that reshaped the course of the nation’s history.

“Through the acts of bravery of Deborah, she impacted her world,” he said

Abigail is another Bible figure who is celebrated for her wisdom and counsel which played a pivotal role in preventing a tragedy.

“Her intervention not only saved her husband, Nabal, from death but also prevented David from committing murder,” he said.

Dorcas left a lasting legacy through her generosity and acts of charity. Her impact was so profound that even after her passing, people refused to let her body go to the grave.

Priscilla, along with her husband, risked her life for the work of God, leaving an indelible mark on her generation.

Apostle Obuobi highlighted her selflessness and sacrifice as key factors in her impactful life.

“All these women shared a common trait: they possessed unique skills and qualities. Therefore, one of the prerequisites for women to have maximum impact in their generation is the possession of unique skills,” he emphasised.

Quoting Proverbs 22:29, Apostle Obuobi encouraged women to recognize the opportunities that come with skillfulness and expertise.

He also referenced Proverbs 31:10-26, urging women to continually learn new skills and sharpen existing ones as they seek to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.



Apostle Kumi-Larbi Bows Out As General Secretary Amidst Loud Applause

Great leaders walk off the stage when the applause is loudest, and this was the case for Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, who formally brought his service as the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost to an end on Saturday, September 2, 2023.

An induction and farewell service was held at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Atomic, Accra, to appreciate him and his family in recognition of his ten years of meritorious service to the Church and country.

The President of the Apostolic Church of Ghana, Apostle Dr. Aaron Ami-Narh, showered praises on Apostle Kumi-Larbi when he exhorted congregants at the event. “Apostle Kumi-Larbi, you are a great man in this nation and beyond. You are a book that all should read. You are a professor in the act of leading from behind. You are an oil wheel that achieves great results in silence,” he said.

During the service, the Women’s Ministry and the General Council of The Church of Pentecost also gave glowing testimonies about Apostle Kumi-Larbi and his wife, Rose, touting their significant contributions to the Church and the Body of Christ.

In his response, Apostle Kumi-Larbi thanked God for the sustaining grace for the last ten years. He expressed gratitude to the immediate-past Chairman, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah (Rtd.), who nominated him ten years ago for the high office, and the current Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, for the trust reposed in him to nominate him for a second term.

He was also grateful to his predecessors for their support. He was equally thankful to former President John Dramani Mahama and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for always opening their doors to him and the Church.

He also appreciated all who contributed in diverse ways to make his tenure successful, including his wife, Mrs. Rose Dansoa Kumi-Larbi, children, and other relatives.

The event also saw the induction of the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, to commence his second term; the General Secretary, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, as well as the four Executive Council Members, namely Apostle A.N.Y. Kumi-Larbi, Apostle Dr. Amos Jimmy Markin, Apostle Dr. Dieudonne Komla Nuekpe, and Apostle Banimpo Lare.



“I Admire Your Selflessness” – Chairman Showers Praise On Apostle Kumi-Larbi

The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost has expressed his admiration for the outgoing General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, describing him as a selfless man.

“Over the years, the Lord has blessed The Church of Pentecost with selfless leaders, and our brother and friend, Apostle Kumi-Larbi, is one of them,” he said during a brief presentation and appreciation ceremony held yesterday for the outgoing General Secretary and his family at the Church’s Headquarters.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi leaves the Headquarters after a decade-long service as the Chief Scribe of the Church.

Apostle Nyamekye, having worked with him, first as an Executive Council Member and as Chairman for the last five years, noted that one key trait of the outgoing General Secretary was his selfless nature.

He said that one of the banes of humanity is the ability to deal with and control the self.

He mentioned that the pride of life, lust of the flesh, and the desire for material possessions, all stem from the failure to manage one’s “self.”

He emphasised that keeping one’s self in check is not easy, which is why many people struggle to lead selfless lives.

Apostle Nyamekye, however, pointed to Daniel as one man who excelled .

He said that despite being a foreigner and a slave, Daniel served four Kings of Babylon because of his ability to control the “self.”

He then read Daniel 5:4-17, Daniel 2:29, and Daniel 6:4 to highlight various instances of how Daniel demonstrated extraordinary selfless behaviour.

“After being the only one to interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, Daniel could have taken pride in that, but he was careful not to put himself above the other wise men,” he said, adding “he was able to keep the self in check.”

The Chairman likened the General Secretary to Daniel and urged all Christians to strive to emulate them, stressing that: “The world is in dire need of selfless men an women.”

“The spirit of the Holy God in Daniel and Apostle Kumi-Larbi is the same One in us. Therefore, if they were able to do this, then we also can do the same,” he added.

He also urged the outgoing General Secretary to steadfastly maintain the admirable quality of selflessness he consistently displayed during his tenure as General Secretary and to continue exemplifying it in Ashaiman, where he will now serve as Area Head.

In response, Apostle Kumi-Larbi expressed gratitude to God for His sustaining grace; the immediate-past Chairman, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah (Rtd.) for nominating him for the high office and the current Chairman for nominating him to serve a second term.

He also thanked the ministry directors,as well as management and staff of the Headquarters for their support throughout his tenure.

He was also grateful to all who contributed in diverse ways to make his tenure successful.


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God Himself Will Connect The Dots – Apostle Kumi-Larbi Assures Christians

The outgoing General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, has admonished Christians never to give up but to strive to be better each year, for God Himself will come through for them.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi said this on Thursday, August 31, 2023, during his last official engagement with the Staff and Management of the church’s Headquarters at La, Accra.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi takes a new role as Area Head for Ashaiman after serving as the chief scribe of the church and head of administration at the headquarters for the past ten years.

Speaking on the topic, “Divine Protocol – God’s Mercy, Grace and Favour,” the outgoing General Secretary noted that Christians have been privileged with divine protocol, which comes about after Christ has come into their lives.

He emphasised that God, in His divine wisdom, orchestrates events and connections in remarkable ways for those who trust in Him.

He noted that divine protocol emerges through a personal relationship with Christ, adding, “Divine protocol operates beyond the confines of worldly norms, as God follows His own distinct path in guiding His believers.”

Basing his sermon on scripture references from Psalm 37:23-26; 2 Samuel 9:1-13, 16:1-4, 19:24-30, and 2 Corinthians 12:1-10, Apostle Kumi-Larbi shared lessons from the stories of David and Saul. He emphasised the importance of maintaining relationships, respecting new leaders, and acknowledging the transformative power of encountering Jesus Christ.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi explained that mercy involves God’s compassion, kindness, and forgiveness for shortcomings, while grace empowers believers to embody virtuous qualities. 

He encouraged believers to seek God’s abundant grace and mercy, assuring them that these attributes transcend past mistakes and negative actions.

Referencing John 10:10, he reassured Christians that God’s protection shields them from harm, and they should embrace each new year with a sense of renewal and progression. 

He cited Hebrews 4:16, emphasising that approaching God’s throne of grace with confidence leads to receiving mercy and grace during times of need.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi urged believers not to underestimate life’s challenges but to entrust everything to God, especially in times of need. 

He emphasised that divine protocol encompasses God’s grace, favour, and mercy, and it aligns individuals with their unique paths.

Summing up his message, Apostle Kumi-Larbi shared profound insights learned from life’s journey:

1. God may use challenges and adversity for His higher purpose, even when it seems like life’s progression is delayed.

2. God’s responses to prayers are rooted in His sovereign will, reflecting His profound concern for His children’s growth.

3. The Christian journey involves navigating difficulties, but relying on God’s ways produces a beautiful result.

Apostle Dr. Philip Osei-Korsah, Director of the Counselling Ministry of the Church, extended gratitude to the outgoing General Secretary on behalf of the Staff and Management. 

“We want to celebrate the goodness of God in your life. We say a big thank you to God. You have served the Headquarters and the Church for the past ten years, and the grace has been sufficient,” he said.

Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi was called into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost in 1999 and has since served as District Minister for Kojokrom, Awoshie and Michel Camp districts. He was appointed an Area Head in 2011 and was responsible for the Asamankese Area. 

He was called into the Office of Apostle in 2013 and elected General Secretary in 2013.  


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God’s Visitation Brings Divine Restoration – General Secretary Asserts

Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, has said that the purpose of God’s visitation is to effect restoration in the life of humankind.

According to him, God’s visitation can reverse adverse conditions, give life to every dead situation, and even restore to prominence those estranged from their families.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi revealed this in a sermon he delivered on the topic: “Divine Restoration: The Core Purpose of God’s Visitation,” during the evening session of Day 2 of the “Greater Kumasi For Christ” Crusade currently ongoing at the Heroes Park at the forecourt of the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

Drawing insights from Joel 1:4, Apostle Kumi-Larbi underscored the deep significance of divine restoration as the driving force behind God’s interactions with humanity.

He explained that the concept of restoration finds its origins in the grace granted to humanity as depicted in Genesis 2.

Referencing Genesis 3:8-10, he noted that God’s love is unchanging even in the face of human transgressions.

The General Secretary cited the example of Noah in Genesis 6 and 7, who received a divine visitation and was consequently preserved for his righteousness amidst a world engulfed in sin.

“Genesis 12 served as a testament that God’s restoration transcends the confines of lineage or background,” he posited, adding: “God’s blessings, as bestowed upon Abraham, extend universally to all who embrace faith, regardless of their familial origins.”

Using Abraham as case study, Apostle Kumi-Larbi also described restoration as a process that reclaims God’s image within humanity.

He further noted how divine visitations can break the chains of curses, leading to liberation and blessings, as exemplified in John 8:36.

Referencing passages such as Job 10:12 and Luke 4:18-19, Apostle Kumi-Larbi affirmed that divine restoration breathes life into human existence.

He explained that, beyond just replacing what was lost, restoration also brings about profound transformation of circumstances.

“From Genesis to Revelation, every encounter with God yields transformation,” he noted.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi ended his message by emphasising that Jesus Christ is the ultimate embodiment of divine restoration and the universal Saviour.

The “Greater Kumasi for Christ” Crusade continues this morning at the Pentecost International Worship Centre, Asokwa and in the evening at the Heroes Park, at the forecourt of the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. PENTECOST NEWS

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Integrity Is Essential For Nation Building – Apostle Kumi-Larbi Urges

Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, has passionately urged national leaders and stakeholders to embrace and uphold integrity as a fundamental key ingredient for successful nation-building.

Speaking at the National Development Conference 2023, held at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa, on Thursday, July 27, 2023, Apostle Kumi-Larbi emphasised that integrity is an essential aspect of righteousness, and without it, true success cannot be attained in any aspect of life.

Elaborating on the topic, “Integrity In Nation Building,” he highlighted that a leader’s moral vision encompasses understanding what truly matters, what holds value and worth, and what merits respect and attention.

Integrity, according to him, involves aligning one’s life with God’s standards and principles, adding that leaders of integrity inspire joy and contentment among their followers.

The General Secretary stressed that Ghana’s path to prosperity and happiness depends on leaders with unwavering integrity at every level.

He expressed concern about the nation’s reliance on external borrowing despite its abundant natural resources.

He, therefore, called for leaders who cannot be influenced by personal gain but rather dedicate public resources to serve the greater good.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi urged all stakeholders involved in nation-building to actively strive to rectify the shortcomings in the system.

Citing Proverbs 11:3 and Nehemiah 7:1-2, he highlighted Nehemiah’s success in rebuilding the city walls of Jerusalem by appointing men of integrity.

He further emphasised that true national development requires the wise and honest management of resources, not just their abundance.

Addressing the issue of corruption, he described it as the misuse of public office or authority for personal gain, stressing that its prevalence hinders the desired development.

A leader of integrity, according to Apostle Kumi-Larbi, is fearless of scandals, confident in approaching God, possesses inner peace from a clean conscience, reflects personal salvation, upholds a valuable reputation, exercises wise judgment and discernment, and is shielded from divine judgment.

In conclusion, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi called upon all Ghanaians to embrace moral values through repentance, faith in Christ, and daily meditation on the Word of God.

He fervently hoped that more individuals would be counted among the virtuous, God-fearing leaders committed to serving the nation with integrity, skill, and a genuine heart.


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Be Patriotic Citizens & Contribute To National Development – Apostle Kumi-Larbi To Ghanaians

The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, has charged Ghanaians, particularly those in positions of authority, to be patriotic and contribute to national development and nation-building.

According to the General Secretary, until citizens love and cherish the nation, the country could not be set on the path of progress and prosperity.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi made this admonition on Sunday, July 16, 2023, at a service held at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Atomic. The service had in attendance the national leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who had joined the Church to thank God for the first anniversary of their appointments.

Delivering a sermon on the topic “Patriotism,” Apostle Kumi-Larbi explained that a patriotic citizen is one who loves, supports, and defends their fatherland, that is, their country of nativity or residence.

“A patriotic citizen is one who is willing to give all their resources for the benefit of the nation. Patriotic citizens stand as father-figures to defend the territorial sovereignty and integrity of the nation,” he said.

Drawing from the story of the centurion in Luke 7:1-10, Apostle Kumi-Larbi noted that from the glowing testimony the Jewish elders gave about the centurion, it is evident that the man possessed some fine character traits that those in authority ought to emulate to make more impact through public service.

He emphasised that the centurion, though a man in a position of authority and power, displayed genuine care for his ailing servant.

The General Secretary observed that, in most cases, people with power, influence, and wealth pay little or no attention to their servants at their homes, offices, and others around them who assist them in carrying out their duties.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi, therefore, urged Ghanaians to emulate the noteworthy character of the centurion by demonstrating empathy, sympathy, and humility towards others in their daily lives.

The General Secretary also pointed out that the centurion’s contribution to the development of the community by putting up a synagogue for the Jewish people.

He said that, likewise, public officials should use the resources at their disposal to address societal issues and promote the welfare of the vulnerable.

“Use the little resources you have to fix the problems of the society,” he urged.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi also charged people in authority to use their position to protect and help those under them and not for personal gains.

Highlighting the responsibilities of patriotic citizens, Apostle Kumi-Larbi stressed the need to respect and submit to governing authorities (Romans 13:1-7), avoid disrespectful behavior towards leaders (Numbers 12:1-15), intercede in prayer for the nation (Jeremiah 29:7, 1 Timothy 2:1-3), and contribute to national development through the payment of taxes (Romans 13:7).

He called upon the Christian community to prioritise praying for the welfare, progress, and development of the nation and to pray for leaders to make wise decisions for the nation’s benefit.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi also addressed unpatriotic behaviours such as bribery, embezzlement, fraud, favouritism, and other forms of corruption, urging citizens to reject such practices and uphold integrity in all aspects of life.

Concluding his message, the General Secretary underscored the collective responsibility of every citizen to contribute to the nation’s development in order to create a Ghana that evokes pride in all Ghanaians.


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General Secretary Commissions Kwahu Oda Roman Catholic School

The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, has commissioned and dedicated the newly-constructed Kwahu Oda Roman Catholic Junior High School in the Nkawkaw Area of the Church.

The commissioning ceremony occurred on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at the Roman Catholic School Park in Kwahu Oda, Eastern Region, Ghana.

The impressive building, valued at GHS1,477,138.30, consists of three classrooms (Basic 7-9), a Headteacher’s office, a Teachers’ room, a Computer laboratory, an ICT Centre, a Library, a Kindergarten block, Washrooms and a drilled borehole facility.

This remarkable project was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Kwahu Oda Development Committee, led by Elder Dr Emmanuel Kwame Obeng, a member of The Church of Pentecost, United States of America, and Founder/President of Rural Communities Development International Inc. (RCDII), along with his wife, Dr Agnes Obeng, and other dedicated community members from both local and international locations.

Notable contributors to the project include the Board of Trustees of Rural Communities International Development International Inc (RCDII), Mr Franklin Kwame Asante (Allclean Limited), Mr Emmanuel Kwaku Ayimadu, Apostle John Obeng Kesse (Suame Area Head, The Church of Pentecost), Nana Kojo Asiamah, Kofi Agyakwa, Charles Kwabena Asiama, Elder Abraham Asante-Obeng (Headmaster, Pentecost Preparatory School Ashiaman), Fred Otchere Jan, Ohenaba Appah-Dankyi, Kwaku Addo Benson, James Okyere, Cecilia Okyere, Lydia Ahenkorah, Ama Nkansah, Hannah Dansoah, Afua Peprah, Lydia Obeng Siaw, Kwasi Obeng, and Augustina Osei.

Additionally, Patrick Mensah, Ama Serwaa Baah, Rev. Dr Samuel & Mrs Ellen Asante, Adwoa Yeboah, Bishop Asiama Okyere, Lydia Gyemfa Okyere, Alex Omari Otchere, Vida Antwiwaa Okyere, Vero Konadu Okyere, William Siaw Otchere, Rosemary Effah, and Ante Abena Serwah contributed to the project.

During his speech, Dr Obeng shared his experience overcoming poverty as a barrier to his educational dreams.

Despite financial constraints, he encouraged parents to go the extra mile in supporting their children’s educational goals.

Addressing the students, he emphasised the importance of diligence in their studies and urged them to strive for excellence, saying, “Go the extra mile.”

Nana Amakye Appah II, the Kwahu Oda Chief, called on community members to continue selflessly supporting the town’s development through similar projects that improve the quality of life for all.

Honourable Joseph Frimpong, Member of Parliament for Nkawkaw, expressed gratitude to Dr Obeng, RCDII, and all the project contributors on behalf of the government.

He reminded the audience that their destinies lay in their hands and encouraged the youth to embrace the challenge of studying diligently. He also urged parents to provide the necessary amenities for a conducive learning environment.

Honourable Lawyer Yaw Owusu Addo, the Municipal Chief Executive of Kwahu West, emphasised that national development requires its citizens’ collective support and involvement to benefit the entire community.

Mrs Ivy Asantewaa Owusu, Eastern Regional Director of Education, commended the Kwahu Oda Development Committee for their thoughtful financial and educational investment in the community. She urged teachers to adapt to new technological teaching methods to enhance student learning.

The Kwahu Oda Roman Catholic School, established in 1939, had faced neglect and dilapidation due to a lack of regular maintenance. This intervention became necessary after media reports highlighted its deteriorating condition.

The members of the Kwahu Oda Development Committee are Dr Emmanuel Kwame Obeng (Chairman), Mr Franklin Kwame Asante (Project Manager), Elder Abraham Asante Obeng (Secretary/Protocol Officer), Apostle John Obeng Kesse (Planning Committee Chairman/Executive Member), Mr Emmanuel Kwaku Anyimadu (Financial Chairman), and Nana Kodjo Asiamah (Executive Member).

The commissioning ceremony was well attended by chiefs, clergy, members of the educational directorate, teachers, students, and community members within and outside the Kwahu Municipality.


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Mentor The Children Under Your Care – General Secretary Tells Children’s Ministry Workers

The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, has advised Children’s Ministry workers to mentor the children under their care in order to effectively shape the spiritual foundation of the next generation.

Speaking on the topic: “Mentoring the Next Generation: The Role of Children Workers” at the just-ended Foundation Builders Conference (FBC’2023), Apostle Kumi-Larbi urged the Children’s Ministry workers not to give up, bearing in mind that they significantly contribute to the lives of the young ones they teach.

“There’s nothing good that can be achieved without a good foundation. Yet, foundation builders are less celebrated, but those who stand on it enjoy the glory. You might not know what you are doing for the young ones you teach, but do not give up,” he encouraged.

Drawing from Ephesians 4:11-13, Apostle Kumi-Larbi highlighted the essential work of child workers in impacting children’s lives, saying that The Church of Pentecost would never lack leaders due to the dedicated efforts of the children’s workers who serve as the foundation builders.

“By building a solid spiritual foundation for the children of the Church, you play a vital role in ensuring continuous growth and leadership development within the Church,” he said.

The General Secretary noted that mentors, as wise and trusted counsellors or teachers, offer invaluable guidance and support to less experienced individuals over an extended period.

He further noted that mentors are crucial in equipping and shaping the next generation, providing them with the necessary skills and navigating the challenges of the professional world.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi cited biblical examples of mentorship, such as the relationship between Eli and Samuel, Elijah and Elisha, and Jesus and His disciples, as inspiration for effective mentoring.

He highlighted the importance of relational mentorship, stating that Jesus was always present and interacted with His disciples daily, and, therefore, urged the foundation builders to conduct themselves in a manner that resonates with their mentees.

“Before you can impact somebody, the person needs to follow you,” Apostle Kumi-Larbi remarked, referencing Matthew 16:24.

The General Secretary said mentors should lead by example, demonstrating a genuine interest in their mentees’ growth and learning.

He explained that mentoring involves helping mentees identify, develop, and utilise their God-given talents.

He also stressed the importance of nurturing and supporting the young ones, setting an exemplary standard for them to follow, and ultimately enabling them to become mentors themselves.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi’s presentation also touched on the “Barnabas Model,” citing the relationship between Barnabas and Paul as a powerful example of mentorship.

He also highlighted how Barnabas sponsored and supported Paul’s acceptance into the apostolic community, ultimately transforming him from a persecuted member to a devoted minister of Christ.

He encouraged foundation builders to stand by young men and defend them, actively shaping and releasing them into the church’s service.

“Mentoring the next generation requires us to come to their level, groom them, defend them and unleash them,” he said.

He also advised the children’s workers to foster an environment of mutual sharing, trust, and enrichment, where mentors and mentees learn from each other.

The General Secretary concluded his presentation by discussing the faces of mentoring, which include parenthood, pace-setting, and partnering.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi said that mentors not only give back but also enhance their own leadership skills and gain new perspectives. He, therefore, encouraged Children’s Ministry workers to live a life of significance by sharing their time and expertise with their mentees, enabling them to make a lasting impact on the lives of others.


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Live The COP Brand! – Apostle Kumi-Larbi Urges Missionaries

The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost (CoP), Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, has emphasized the importance of missionaries embracing a Christ-centered lifestyle that aligns with the values and principles of The Church of Pentecost, regardless of their location.

According to the General Secretary, “Over the years, The Church of Pentecost has built a Christ-centered brand with our core values, culture, and rules of conduct handed down to us as a legacy from our forebears, which we must preserve and pass on to the next generation.”

He made this call when addressing the newly-called missionaries to the internal and external mission areas of the Church yesterday at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh.

Delivering a paper on “Deepening The COP Brand,” Apostle Kumi-Larbi emphasised that “for the past 80 years, our forebears, being careful in observing the instructions in the covenant, the tenets, core values, church culture, and rules of conduct of the church, have given the CoP a unique and enviable brand which ought to be guarded jealously.

He encouraged all ministers and members of the church to brand themselves with the values and principles of Christ. He said that, like every other church, The Church of Pentecost has its own culture and foundational beliefs at the heart of its theology, governing system, and practical expression of Christian life and ministry.

“As a church, we love and cherish these practices so dearly. Everyone who comes into our fold must know and diligently apply themselves to these,” he stated.

He reiterated the need to reposition the church in this generation as a clarion call to deepen the brand as a church.

“We want to make The COP brand stronger and more intense to bring clarity to it and cause our members to become more interested in the church. These are virtues and values that must be jealously guarded and bequeathed from one generation to the other,” he added.

He urged the missionaries to carry a distinctive character of Christ, which has contributed to building a strong church through selfless service, sound biblical teaching, good leadership and succession, evangelism and discipleship, sacrificial giving, fellowship, and discipline.

“It thus behooves this generation to know, uphold, and jealously guard these time-tested Pentecostal distinctive attributes as we seek to reposition the local church for maximum impact,” he stressed.

The General Secretary concluded by saying that although the church began with people who were not so educated, yet, the Holy Ghost inspired them to create a brand that has made the church unique, distinguished, and respected in the world.