Elder Dr. Lawyer Ken Aboah, a National Executive Committee (NEC) member of the Evangelism Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, has advised Christians to engage in holistic evangelism by providing tangible help to others.
According to him, in proclaiming the gospel message of Christ, Christians must also demonstrate the love of Christ to unbelievers through meeting their felt needs.
Elder Dr. Aboah shared this insight today during his presentation on the opening day of Dansoman Area Apostolisation (Ministers Session) ongoing at the Mambrobi Central Assembly auditorium.
Speaking on the topic: “Holistic Witness to Transform the World,” Elder Dr. Aboah explained that “Unleashing,” in the context of Vision 2028, involves getting members out of the fortress of the church into their spheres of influence and transforming them while “Transformation” is the conversion of souls and the conversion of society through the Gospel.
He pointed out that the “Possessing the Nations” agenda aligns with the mission statement of The Church of Pentecost, which states: “We exist to establish responsible and self-sustaining churches filled with committed, Spirit-filled Christians of character who will impact their communities.”
He stressed that Christians should not only proclaim the gospel message but also be interested in impacting the communities in which they live. Wholistic Witness, according to Elder Dr. Aboah, is about reflecting and impacting communities with Christ’s whole Gospel for the whole person in an attempt to transform cultures and societies.
“Doing Gospel Work involves proclamation plus transforming politics, governance, social service delivery, disaster mitigation, economy, empowerment, environment, climate change, agriculture, food security, trade & investment, sports, academia, science, and development, among others,” he said.
He highlighted that Jesus lived a holistic life, a reason why his disciples were intellectually, spiritually, physically, and socially empowered. Jesus did not only proclaim the gospel but also demonstrated it through good deeds to many.
Elder Dr. Aboah emphasised that believers should focus not only on their eternal abode in heaven but also on making a positive impact in this world and transforming societies.
He advised believers to intensify their evangelism efforts and employ all means to draw humanity to Christ as souls perish. He urged them not to relent but to be aggressive in winning souls, stating: “We must do this until all the kingdoms of this world become the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.”