The Tamale Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle John Budu K. Tawiah, has asserted that evangelism is a divine assignment for every Christian, making it a responsibility for all believers.
Apostle Tawiah made this assertion during the launch of the 2023 edition of the “One Member, One Discipled Soul” initiative in the Tamale Area.
Addressing the attendees at the event, Apostle Tawiah corrected the misconception that evangelism is reserved for a select few, asserting that the command of Christ in Matthew 28:18-20 and Mark 16:15-18 was directed to all believers.
“As Christians, we must view evangelism as an obligation aimed at reaching the millions who do not know Christ,” he stated.
Apostle Tawiah defined evangelism as the proclamation of the gospel of the Kingdom of God, empowered by the Holy Spirit, with the purpose of winning souls and making them disciples of Christ.
He underlined the importance of vigorous evangelism before the second coming of Christ (Matthew 24:14).
He, however, stressed that the process of evangelism is not complete until the won soul is discipled and established in the Christian faith.
The task of proclaiming the gospel remains unfinished until the fruit (souls) that emerges remains in Christ,” he explained.
Apostle Tawiah urged every believer to follow the example of the early apostles and become soul winners.
He underscored the urgency for more soul winners, as there are numerous individuals untouched by the Gospel and in danger.
He, therefore, encouraged Christians to have compassion for lost souls and to engage in a rescue mission, as the church’s purpose is to save the lost.
Apostle Tawiah also implored Christians to embrace evangelism as a divine obligation, emphasising the need for more soul winners given the growing population.
He cautioned against the tendency to focus on internal matters at the expense of evangelism and reminded Christians that God rewards those who win souls and disciple them.
Apostle Tawiah listed reasons for Christians to share the Gospel, including freedom from sin, salvation, forgiveness, and hope.
Concluding his message, the Tamale Area Head highlighted the qualities of effective soul winners, including being Holy Spirit-filled, having compassion for souls, prayerfulness, a deep knowledge of the Bible, exemplary Christian living, and showing value for the soul.
The “One Member, One Discipled Soul” initiative, introduced by The Church Of Pentecost, encourages members to engage in aggressive evangelism during the month of November each year to enhance soul-winning efforts.
The launch ceremony had in attendance Mrs. Agartha Tawiah (Wife of the Area Head), ministers and their spouses of the Church in the Tamale Metropolitan Area, along with various officers and members.
Report by the Tamale Area Media Team.