This year’s ‘Foundation Builders Conference’ being organised by the Children’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost (CoP) for Children’s Ministry workers and teachers has commenced at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa-Fetteh, near Kasoa.
The conference began on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, and is expected to end on Friday, June 17, 2022. About 465 participants comprising Children’s Ministry Pastors, leadership, teachers and workers, are participating in the training.
In his welcome address, Pastor Professor William Otoo Ellis, Director of the Children’s Ministry of the church, said that the conference is the first of a two-part series being organised by the ministry for the year.
Pastor Prof Otoo Ellis said the training session was designed for Children’s Ministry workers in the Southern and Central Zones of the church. He said the second to be organised would be in the Northern zone of the church.
According to him, the conference is aimed at creating an environment to effectively examine the vision implementation of the church in line with the ministry and to review and bring to better understanding some of the new initiatives introduced by the ministry.
He added that it will help participants to learn about some contemporary issues and their effects on the work of the ministry.
“We would share experiences of ministry workers in our various areas to encourage ourselves,” the Children’s Ministry Director said.
Delivering the keynote address, the Patron of the Children’s Ministry, Prophet David Kankam Beditor, who doubles as the Area Head of Ashaiman, called on children workers to learn from one another in pursuit of their duties.
“Open up and empty yourself; put aside whatever you know as you allow God to fill you with wisdom and knowledge,” he stated.
Reading from 1 Chronicles 29:1a, Prophet Beditor mentioned that David acknowledged the insufficiencies of his son Solomon in leading the Israelites and called on the leaders to teach him. He noted that when Solomon ascended the throne, he asked for wisdom to lead the people. This, he said, was the breakthrough of King Solomon.
Speakers for the conference are Apostle Lt. Col. Benjamin Godson Kumi-Woode (Acting Director of Religious Affairs, Ghana Armed Forces), Pastor Prof. William Otoo Ellis (Children’s Ministry Director), Prophet James Osei Amaniampong (Asokwa Area Head), Apostle Frederick Kweku Andoh (Assin Fosu Area Head), Elder Lawyer Alfred Aidoo (Deputy Director of Children’s Ministry), and Pastor Ebenezer Hagan (Youth Ministry Director).
The rest are Pastor Dr Ebenezer Tetteh Kpalam (National Executive Committee Member, Children’s Ministry), Pastor George Owusu (Agormanya Area Children’s Ministry Leader), Mr. Emmanuel Arthur (Chief Executive Officer, Ramsys Infotech Limited), and Mrs. Freda Koranteng (National Executive Committee (NEC) Member, Children’s Ministry).