OUR VISION

To become a leading Christian Counselling Ministry in the church and in Ghana that will provide professional services to individuals and help them to make informed decisions that will impact their lives and their communities.

OUR MISSION

We exist to establish responsible and self-sustaining churches filled with committed, Spirit-filled Christians of character, who will impact their communities

about us

THE CHURCH OF PENTECOST COUNSELLING MINISTRY (COPCOM)

Although the centre of Christianity has shifted to Africa, this growth is not commensurate with the provision of counselling services which will facilitate the spiritual growth of Africa’s teeming church members. The rise of destitution in Africa, low number of trained mental health workers, and the poor expenditure patterns of most African governments on mental health presents clear reasons why the church in Africa should be a partner in the mental health and wellness of the population. In Vision 2023, The Church of Pentecost (COP) seeks to contribute her quota in this regard and provide counselling services for all her members and beyond. The expansion of The Church of Pentecost Counselling Ministry (COPCOM) is aimed at meeting this need.

COPCOM is one of the specialised ministries in the church that provides specialised services to the church public. Its mission is to provide competent counselling services to make the Christian effective, ready to serve, and transform their communities. Consequently, the vision of COPCOM is to become a leading Christian Counselling Ministry in the church and in Ghana that will provide professional services to individuals and help them to make informed decisions that will impact their lives and their communities.

COPCOM HAS FIVE MAIN OBJECTIVES:

  1. To organise, train and equip counsellors in COP to provide counselling services to our growing membership.
  2. To equip all church leaders – pastors, presbyters, prayer centre leaders, and other lay leaders – with basic skills in pastoral care and counselling.
  3. To train all members of COP specialised ministries (e.g., HUM, MPWDs) in specific counselling programmes to meet the needs of their ‘specialised’ audience.
  4. To equip all teachers in all Pentecost Schools with basic counselling skills to provide counselling services and support for our school children.
  5. To equip the local church to become a healing community – a safe space where people can be comfortable to share their pain and receive help.

SOME OF OUR SPECIALISED TRAINING PROGRAMMES INCLUDE:

Post marital counselling; Stress management; Working with traumatized children; Career Path development programme; Aging and Retirement; Pleasure of Pain and Parenting; Crisis management; Transitions in Life; Behavioural modification for common life challenges and mental health distress; Work-Family life balance; Forgiveness, Restoration and Healing; Dealing with Sexual harassment/violence/abuses; Basic Skills in Managing your Mental Health.

WHO CAN JOIN COPCOM?

All qualified mental health workers and counsellors who are registered with Ghana Psychology Council can apply to join COPCOM. Additionally, any member in COP who has compassion and love for people, has Middle School Leaving Certificate (MSLC) or West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and is willing to be trained and certified with Ghana Psychology Council’s programme (Certificate in Counselling & Family Therapy Course) can join COPCOM. All our certified counsellors will be trained in various issues so that they can provide counselling services to the church public and beyond. Interested persons should simply fill the Counsellors Membership Form (which will soon be in each District in COP) and speak to their Local Presiding Elders and District Ministers to begin the process of joining as a member.

For any further enquiries, all requests should be directed to COPCOM through email: tncopcom@gmail.com or mobile: 0596034101.

 

Overseer Prof. Joseph Osafo

NATIONAL LEADER, COUNSELLING MINISTRY

Overseer Prof. Joseph Osafo

NATIONAL LEADER, COUNSELLING MINISTRY

Overseer Prof. Joseph Osafo

NATIONAL LEADER, COUNSELLING MINISTRY