The Church of Pentecost, La Area, under the leadership of Apostle Dr Dieudonne Komla Nuekpe, together with the Area Discipleship and Leadership Development Committee (ADLDC), has organised a 5-day intensive lay leadership training for officers, ministry leaders and their executives at various districts in the Area. The event occurred from Monday, 7th to Friday, 11th August, 2023.
Participants were taken through topics such as ‘The Church Leader’s Marriage and Family Life,’ ‘The Church of Pentecost Distinctive Brand,’ and ‘The Repositioned Assembly of The Church of Pentecost,’ among others.
The Area ADLDC Coordinator, Pastor Dannis James Osei Assibey, noted that all the topics for this year’s lay leadership school were most relevant in contemporary times.
Speaking during a visit to the Alajo District, Pastor Assibey said that as the year goes by and membership increases, many questions are raised regarding the doctrine, practices and, most significantly, the church’s history due to a lack of understanding that needs to be addressed.
He stated that including the church’s history in the courses was necessary so that participants would be enlightened and well-informed about past events. This way, he said, they can always defend the church when questions are raised.
Pastor Dannis James Osei Assibey indicated that the church’s history and 1931 prophesy affirm why The Church of Pentecost is a covenant church. “This is a notable history every member should know,” he added.
He charged presiding elders and ministry leaders to include the topics in their presentations to members.
He commended participants and facilitators for availing themselves to be impacted by things of the church.
The La Area Head and Executive Council Member-Elect, Apostle Dieudonne Komla Nuekpe, together with Pastor Dannis James Osei Assibey and his team, went round the various districts to supervise and encourage participants.
Report by Gina Akua Padi