The Teshie-Nungua Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr. Alfred Koduah, has said that leadership plays a key role in the spiritual and physical growth of the church.
“Church leaders play vital roles in the spiritual awakening of its members and the growth of the church as well as their own spiritual lives,” he said, adding, “If we want to see revival, the leader must wake up and play his or her role for revival to take place.”
Apostle Dr. Koduah said this in a sermon during a day’s retreat organised for officers of the Pentecost International Worship Center (PIWC) – Sakumono on Saturday, January 2, 2021.
Speaking on the topic, “Reviving the Glorious Church; My Role as a Church Leader” taken from Ephesians 3:21; 5:27, Apostle Dr. Koduah explained that revival always breaks out when one is dissatisfied with his or her spiritual life as well as when the church is dying out, stressing that that is the time God wants leaders to revive members and themselves.
“Revival always breaks out when one is not satisfied with his or her spiritual state and yearns for a renewal of spiritual things of God,” he said.
Reading further from the book of Revelations 2:1-7, Apostle Dr. Koduah entreated Christian leaders to emulate the qualities or attributes of the church in Ephesus such as hard work, having an attitude of endurance, perseverance, and not tolerate evil people. He, however, cautioned church leaders from forsaking their first love. He encouraged them to remember their first love in the areas of observing their daily morning devotions, praying together with their families, and studying the word of God. He also encouraged them to repent of their ways and return to their first love.
Apostle Dr. Koduah commended the leadership of PIWC – Sakumono for organising the spiritual exercise for its officers at the beginning of the year.
The Resident Minister, Pastor Anthony Owusu Sekyere Kwarteng, was grateful to the Area Head for honouring the invitation to speak at the retreat and commended all the officers who made it for the programme.
The annual event seeks to rekindle the faith of the officers as well as prepare them for the new year. It is also a time to wait on God through fasting and prayers and to reflect on the goodness of the Lord for the ensuing year.
Report by Yaa Asantewaah Adu Boahene.