Apostle Dr. Col. Benjamin Godson Kumi-Woode, the Board Chairman of the Chaplaincy Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, has emphasised that every Christian has a mandate to model Christ-likeness in their personal, public, and professional lives.
Exhibiting a Christlike lifestyle, according to him, is what would challenge the hearts of the unbelieving world and bring them to the saving knowledge of Christ, thereby leading to the transformation of the world.
Apostle Dr. Col. Kumi-Woode, who is the Director of Religious Affairs, Ghana Armed Airforces Headquarters, conveyed this message on Friday during his presentation on the topic: “Implications of the Church Unleashed for the Chaplaincy and Workers’ Guilds in the Church” at the Heads’ fasting and prayer meeting held at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa in the Central Region.
Drawing inspiration from Isaiah 60:1, Matthew 5: 13-16, and 1 Thessalonians 1:7-10, Apostle Dr. Col. Kumi-Woode underscored the divine mission of the Church as a collective body, called to Christ, moulded into Christ-likeness, and destined to be sent out as disciples, anticipating the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He noted that the Chaplaincy Ministry and the Workers Guilds have a significant role to play in fulfilling the Church’s mandate of discipling nations for Christ.
Touching on the significance of the Chaplaincy Ministry as a marketplace ministry, he explained that the local church must be a place where members are trained and unleashed to offer pastoral, prophetic, and priestly ministry to draw people to Christ.
“When this is done effectively, the church would have truly unleashed its members to be the salt and light of the world. The church will then be a city on the hill and the highest of the mountains, and the nations will flow to it,” he said.
He, therefore, encouraged church leaders to explore creative ways to send out equipped members for ministry in various organisations and institutions.
Focusing on the Pentecost Workers Guild, he stressed the importance of fellowship, networking, and equipping to impact and transform various spheres with Kingdom values by forming various workers guilds in the local churches. These Guilds, he said, would serve as ethical compasses that would foster positive change in the workplace.
Apostle Dr. Col. Kumi-Woode further noted that the various professionals (workers) and chaplains would take up mentoring roles by providing godly counsel and insightful experiences with the younger generation.
“In so doing, they will raise the next generation of professionals and young believers, enabling them to reach their full potential in career progression, societal impact, and their walk with God,” he added.