The Dunkwa Area of The Church of Pentecost, led by Pastor Jones Awuah Afrifa, has organised a day’s seminar for leaders of the new ministry interventions in the Area.
The seminar, which was held on March 5, 2020, at Dunkwa Central church auditorium, was intended to educate the leaders on their roles to effectively run the new ministries in line with Vision 2023.
The new ministries are Ministry to Persons With Disabilities (MPWDs), Home and Urban Missions (HUM), Pentecost Workers Guild, Chaplaincy, and Counseling.
Speaking to the participants on the topic, “Understanding the times as leaders of a glorious church,” based on 1 Chronicles 12:32, Pastor Jones Awuah Afrifa advised the leaders to understand the times, because a lot of things have changed in the world and the church.
He said the new ministry interventions have been formed in the church to help in the implementation of the ‘Possessing the Nations’ agenda of the church. The new ministries, he said, are to operate at all levels of the church to transform lives.
He advised the participants to take the lessons seriously and implement them, saying, “You must catch the vision of the ministries and work towards the goal.”
The Area Coordinator for HUM, Pastor King Ocran Asante, charged the leaders to win expatriates residing in their various communities to the church. Some statistics he quoted indicated that out of about 800,000 Fulanis in Ghana, only 0.1 percent are Christians.
According to him, communication is very key in winning the expatriates. He advised the leaders to be aware of cultural diversity when it comes to winning the targeted groups. He also encouraged them to reach out to street children, prostitutes and foreigners.
The Facilitator of the MPWDs, Elder Agyeinem Boateng, said Jesus Christ came to save all persons, including Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). He urged the leaders of the church to make church buildings disability-friendly.
The Area Coordinator of the Environmental Care Campaign, Pastor Joseph Ankomako, advised the participants to give serious attention to the environment.
Pastor Peter Quason also spoke on the importance of the Counseling Ministry in the church. He underscored the need to form counseling teams to provide counselling services in the church.
Reported by Pastor Twene Adane Justice, Dunkwa Atechem.