The Director of the Children’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, Pastor Prof. William Otoo Ellis, has stressed the indispensable role of Children’s workers in the Church’s quest to raise godly children.
Pastor Prof. Ellis said this today in a welcome address to participants at the Foundation Builders’ Conference (FBC’23) currently underway at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh.
In his speech, the Children’s Director said that children’s workers, who are popularly known as Sunday School Teachers, serve as conduits for raising godly children; hence, there is a need to build their capacities and reignite their passion in the face of the challenges they encounter while discharging their mandate.
He said the Foundation Builders Conference, thus, aims to equip and empower these dedicated individuals for maximum impact in shaping the church’s future.
“The Foundation Builders’ Conference serves as a platform for intentional and continuous training to enhance the capabilities of children’s workers,” he said.
According to him, there is an urgent need to prioritise the development and support of those entrusted with the spiritual well-being of these young members has become paramount especially with the Children’s Ministry accounting for 31.1% of the church’s total population.
Acknowledging the current global trends and the influence of sophisticated systems, Pastor Ellis further highlighted the importance of increasing attention to the Children’s Ministry.
He referred to the Chairman’s recent State-of-the-Church Address at the 46th General Council Meetings, noting the essential role of children’s workers in nurturing godly children who will shape the future of the church and Christendom.
Quoting Matthew 26:31, he reminded the audience of the importance of strong leadership, stating that “strike the shepherd, and the flock will be scattered.”
He, therefore, expressed deep appreciation to the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, the Executive Council Members, and Area Heads for their unwavering support and active involvement in all Children’s Ministry activities across their respective jurisdictions.
He also commended the children’s workers for their dedication and for consistently organising innovative programmes and activities that align with the Ministry’s vision.
This year’s Foundation Builders Conference, which is under the theme, “Rekindling the Zeal of the Children’s Worker for Maximum Impact,” has about 1000 participants in attendance.