The Mampong Area Children’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost organised a one-day workshop for the ministers’ wives within the area.
The workshop, a novelty of the Area Head, Apostle Samuel Asare, was held on Thursday, June 8, 2023, and aimed at equipping minister wives to take direct involvement in the children’s ministry affairs of the various districts.
The workshop was facilitated by Pastor Vincent Cudjoe Amuzu (Area Children’s Ministry Leader, Area Executive Committee Member, and Kofiase District Pastor) and Mrs. Ruth Afrah Koomson (Area Children’s Ministry Executive Member and Wife of Nsuta District Minister).
Participants were taught how to use the ministry’s syllabi to teach children by Mrs. Ruth Koomson. She began her presentation by saying, “Just as we prayerfully prepare and deliver sermons at adult congregations, the story should not be different if we really want to make the needed impact in a children’s ministry class.”
She further explained that Bible stories and memory verses should not be taught in the same class or session with the children on the same day.
“These are to be separated to help the children properly comprehend what we want to teach them on a particular day, class, or session,” she added.
She emphasised that “it is always advisable to separate the children according to their age grouping (0-6, 7-9, and 10-12) for the sake of their comprehension or absorption capacity.”
Mrs. Koomson also stressed that lessons from the Bible stories should be outlined to the children rather than just narrating the stories to them.
Pastor Vincent Cudjoe Amuzu, in turn, took participants through the concepts of the Community Children’s Club (CCC), Jethro Initiative (JI), Box Library, and My Community My Responsibility.
He encouraged participants to employ these insightful, playful, and colourful initiatives proposed by the Children’s Ministry directorate to plant Jesus in the hearts of our children.
There was also a breakout session where participants were grouped and made to practice what they had learned.
In a brief remark at the event, Apostle Samuel Asare admonished participants to take the training seriously to help impact the children in the Area, especially when the ministry is challenged with inadequate Children-Workers.
“The area is positioned to offer you all the necessary support as far as this initiative is concerned in order not to leave these God-given children out of the maximum impact agenda,” he passionately added.
The event, which coincided with ministers’ wives’ monthly prayer meeting, also had in attendance Mrs. Beatrice Asare (Wife of the Area Head).
Report by Mrs. Janet Osei-Yeboah