The Koforidua Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Mike Kwame Etrue, has organised a day’s orientation for newly transferred ministers and their wives into the Area.
In his welcome address, Apostle Etrue, an Executive Council Member and Coordinator of the Eastern Regional Coordinating Committee expressed his delight in receiving the ministers and their wives into the Area. He was confident that their addition to the Area would reflect positively in all its key operational areas.
Speaking on the topic, “Pursuing a Christlike Church – the Role of the Minister and Wife,” taken from Ephesians 4:11-13, Apostle Etrue said that ministers are gifts given to men. However, the value of the gift is not only measured by the giver but by the purpose the gift serves.
He stressed that the value of the gift depends on its relevance to the people. He charged the ministers and their wives to reposition themselves to be relevant in their various stations.
Apostle Etrue outlined that the core mandate of ministers in pursuing a Christlike church is to prepare the members for the work of service until they reach unity in the faith, become mature, and attain the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Charging the ministers to invest in the people, he noted: “Investing in projects is good, but when you invest in people, even after you have left your station, you will leave unforgettable impressions in the hearts and minds of the people.”
He encouraged ministers to take every opportunity to teach the members to build them into reaching maturity.
Reading Acts 20:28, he cautioned the ministers and wives to adhere to the Church’s policies.
Sharing the Area’s financial performance and key operational indicators with the ministers, the Area Head charged them to influence all the indicators positively.
He reiterated the need to take the various church documents such as ministers’ manual, ministerial handbook, constitution, home Cell/ Bible study manuals, and financial and estate manuals seriously.
The Area Secretary, Pastor Yahaya Musah, briefed the ministers on the calendar of activities for the year and the need to submit reports promptly.
The Area Estate Chairman, Pastor Daniel Donkor-Larbi, encouraged the ministers to go through the estate manual to guide them in undertaking projects in their various stations.
The newly transferred ministers are Pastor Daniel and Mrs Lillian Debrah Mireku of Old Estate District, Pastor Paul and Mrs Philipina Yanney of Two Streams District, Pastor Alex Kojo and Mrs Elsie Adjani of PIWC-Akropong, Pastor Gordon and Mrs Evelyn Ansah-PENSA Travelling Secretary for Koforidua Sector, Pastor Daniel and Mrs Sophia Nabaku of the Home and Urban Missions, Eastern Regional Sector; and Pastor Benjamin and Mary Kwakye of Kitase District.
The rest are Pastor Fred and Mrs Grace Nyarko of Akropong District, Pastor Michael and Mrs Abigail Akrobettoe – Area Youth Pastor and Resident Minister for Grace Worship Centre, and Probationary Overseer Albert Miiboimi and Mrs Dora Konlan of Mangoase District.
Present at the meeting were the Area Head’s wife, Mrs Ernestina Etrue and the Koforidua District pastor and wife, Pastor Joseph and Mrs Deborah Tawiah-Kwao.
Report by Pastor Michael Akrobettoe