The International Missions Director (IMD) of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, has advised ministers to have the mind of Christ in order to surmount prevailing challenges and excel in ministry.
The IMD said this on Friday, December 10, 2021, during a meeting with ministers and wives of the Church in The Netherlands as part of his three-day working visit to the country with Apostle Daniel Ato Eduah (the National Head of Germany) and his wife, Mrs. Deborah Agyemang Bekoe.
Speaking on the topic: “The Minister Must Have the Mind of Christ” with Philippians 2:5-10 as his key scriptural reference, Apostle Agyemang Bekoe said that the call into full-time ministry was predestined by God and that God had prepared the ministers in advance to reveal His mysterious mind to His people.
He, however, said that it takes the consistent study of God’s word, prayer and holy living for one have a daily revelation of the mind of Christ.
Quoting from 2 Corinthians 10:12, he advised the ministers to avoid unnecessary comparisons with others as this could hinder their ability to receive from the Lord and flourish in ministry.
“Avoid comparing and measuring yourselves by status, education, gifts, association etc. These are signs of pride, self-centeredness and self-dependency on the part of the minister. and are considered pitfalls in ministry,” he warned.
The IMD, therefore, encouraged them to emulate Christ, who cultivated the spirit of oneness with the Father but not equality.
“Oneness is unity, humility, self-emptiness which allows the infilling the spirit for daily revelation of God’s his mind. It is by this the minister would be exalted in his ministry and receive an unfading crown of eternal glory,” he said.
Apostle and Mrs. Agyemang Bekoe ended their duty visit to The Netherlands on Sunday, December 12, having fellowshipped with the three Amsterdam Intra-City districts and the Pentecost International Worship Centre, Amsterdam (PIWC-Amsterdam).