The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has emphasised the importance of the church’s ministries in spreading the gospel.
He encouraged the ministries to maximise their efforts in promoting church growth, planting, and the development of church resources, particularly its members.
Apostle Nyamekye said this on May 3, 2023, during his State-of-the-Church address at the opening ceremony of the 46th Session of the General Council Meetings held at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC) in Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa.
The traditional ministries he mentioned are Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM), Women’s Ministry, Evangelism Ministry, Youth Ministry, and Children’s Ministry.
Additional ministries and units that contributed to the impact of the “Possessing the Nations” agenda were the Counselling Ministry, Home and Urban Ministry (HUM), Ministry to Persons with Disabilities (MPWDs), Chaplaincy Ministry, Chieftaincy Ministry, and Prisons Ministry.
Regarding the Children’s Ministry, Apostle Nyamekye noted that 46,743 children were baptised in the Holy Spirit, and 101,449 were dedicated during the period.
On the Youth Ministry, Apostle Nyamekye pointed out that it continued to work hard to ground young people in Christ and encourage them to spread the gospel. He mentioned that the Youth Ministry won 76,401 souls for the Lord through their 85,431 evangelism outreaches, baptised 67,372 converts, and recorded Holy Ghost baptisms of 62,296.
He also lauded the Youth Ministry for sponsoring seven (7) young people’s tertiary education at the cost of GH¢36,558.00.
Regarding the Women’s Ministry, the Chairman commended the ministry for their donations, including GH¢ 48,080.00 to the newly built Nsawam Prison Camp (Inmates Skills Acquisition and Reformation Centre) and the gift of 91 pieces of cloth to wives of retired ministers in five regions at the cost of GH¢ 15,470.00.
The Chairman also mentioned that the Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM) won 10,282 souls for the Lord and contributed to open three assemblies. These were Mallam Market in Dansoman Area, Chokosis and HUM Assemblies in Yendi Area, and Donya Assembly in Wa Area.
He commended the PEMEM Director, Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh, for introducing farm projects and agribusiness at the Area level.
He further revealed that the Evangelism Ministry recorded 300,154 souls, of which 160,686 were baptised in the Holy Spirit, and opened 590 assemblies.
He added: “The Evangelism Ministry vigorously embarked on various evangelism strategies nationwide, including monthly evangelism classes, crusades, rallies, Gospel Sundays, house-to-house, event outreaches, specialised ministries (Muslims, sports, Rastafarians, hospitals, persons with disabilities, commercial sex workers, and prisons), social interventions and other outreaches.”
He, therefore, charged all the ministries to push higher in reaching all unreached areas with the gospel of Christ while transforming societies and worldviews.