The Kwadaso Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle J.B.K. Tawiah, has advised Church leaders to be careful not to neglect the good values handed down to them by their forebears in the name of post-modernism.
Apostle Tawiah made this passionate appeal during a special program dubbed “Time with the Fathers,” organised by the Kwadaso Area from April 19 to 21, 2023.
He said that it was expedient for the present generation of The Church of Pentecost not to ignore the foundations that their forebears built through the leadings of the Holy Spirit with values and principles that, by conviction, they held in high esteem to sustain the growth of the Church.
To this end, he advised that church leaders strive to catch the Spirit of Pentecost captured in the saying “some things are taught and others are caught.”
Apostle Tawiah intimated that there should be a connection between the modern church and the fathers to bridge the gap and engender a smooth transition from the older to the younger generations.
He further opined that the fathers of the Church have given many reasons to believe in God through miracles, signs, and wonders, which were infallible proofs of the power and existence of God in the Church, like the twelve memorial stones that were gathered as evidential proof by the Joshua generation for their children. These stones, according to him, were to point the next generation to God’s visible presence as they journeyed through the Jordan River.
He, therefore, urged the current generation of leaders never to allow the values of the fathers to die in the name of post-modernism but to continually expose the younger generation to the history of the church (Psalm 78:1-8; Judges 2:10-15; Joshua 4:22-24).
Quoting from “Tell the Next Generation,” a publication of The Church of Pentecost, the Kwadaso Area Head revealed that the fathers knew the Holy Spirit, prioritised time with Him, and allowed Him to freely use them in the church.
He further stated that the fathers were known for demonstrating the power of the Holy Spirit, and sacrificial giving, as evidenced in the life of Mama Christiana Obo and others who freely offered all they had to support the then Church, and these should never be compromised in their time.
“Because of the covenant God has with the church, The Church of Pentecost will continue to grow through sacrificial giving as members continue to be blessed financially,” he stressed.
The first day of “Time with the Fathers” was climaxed with a passionate prayer led by the Pakyi District Minister, Pastor Peter Akabere.
The three-day historic event, which took place at the Central Auditorium of the Kwadaso District, sought to draw from the rich legacies, lifestyles, and experiences of the early leaders of the Church and the impact they made in their generation.
Other speakers included Apostle J.O. Kesse (Suame Area Head) and Apostle G.O.D. Debrah (Atonsu Area Head).
Report by Kwadaso Area Media