The Sawla Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Pastor David Amankwaa, has advised ministers to contextualise and package the gospel message of Jesus Christ to suit the environment in which they find themselves.
Pastor Amankwaa said this during a two-day retreat for ministers and their wives in the Area. The event was held from Wednesday, September 14, to Thursday, 15, 2022, at the newly-constructed English Assembly auditorium.
Speaking on the topic: “Equipped As A Bond-Servant to Possess the Nations,” the Sawla Area Head said that contextualising the gospel message would aid understanding and result in the realising of the Church’s vision of “possessing the nations.”
Quoting Galatians 2:20 and Deuteronomy 15:12-18, he said that Apostle Paul’s introductory greetings in most of his Epistles revealed his true identity in Christ, a bond-servant.
He further stated that the ministers of God can only make impact when they see themselves as bond servants without aim, purpose, will, and feelings except that of the master, adding: “there could never be a bond servant without a master.”
Pastor Amankwaa also indicated that Jesus Christ, their ultimate example, became a bond-servant to God and humankind in serving the purpose of His (Master), the Father, by dying a humiliating and painful death on the cross to save humanity.
He, therefore, urged ministers to emulate Jesus Christ and Apostle Paul’s example in order to be adequately equipped to possess the nations.
The topics treated at the event include “Incarnational Ministry,” “Sharing, Knowing and Owning Vision 2023,” “Report Writing, ” “Personal Evangelism,” “Planning and Organising Events,” “Effects of Funerals on Church activities,” and “Practical Ministry,” among others.
The Audit Team from Tamale also took them through value book writing and how to keep the good financial books.
Intercessory prayers were also offered for the Church and the nation as part of the event.
All 25 ministers in the Sawla Area of the Church, together with their wives, expressed appreciation to God and the Area Head for initiating the programme.
Report by Sawla Area Media Team