The new Area Head of Teshie-Nungua Area of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Wilberforce Nkrumah-Agyeman, has held a two-day meeting with officers in the Area.
The meetings were aimed at sharing his vision for the Area as well as giving an overview of the performance of the Area within the larger church community.
Speaking at the opening of the meeting which took place at the Fred Stephen Safo Temple at Nungua-Nshorna, Accra on September 27, 2021, on the topic: “Possessing the Nations: That There may be Glory In the Church,” Apostle Nkrumah-Agyeman said the Hebrew word ‘Kabowd’ which means “Glory” or “Weight” is a complete package with everything in it, including honour, reputation, dignity, and wealth among others. “That there may be glory in the Church encompasses the whole character of God,” he stressed.
Apostle Nkrumah-Agyeman read several Bible texts including Exodus 33:13-16; Lamentations 5:21 and Jeremiah 13:20 and urged officers of the church to endeavour to live in the Kabowd, which represents the power of God.
“It is important that the glory surrounding the Church remains, since God through the Church has done a lot for society,” he said.
He added: “Kabowd is the heaviest, biggest and grandest thing in the world. When you walk in the Kabowd, you have fire in you that the devil cannot withstand. The glory will bring you out of despair; Kabowd will bring you out of hopelessness and out of captivity and slavery.”
According to the Area Head, when the glory of God is present church meetings are easy to manage, saying, “Kabowd brings you out of powerlessness. If the Kabowd is present, you will not be afraid of where you are standing and what will happen.”
“Kabowd is the power and strength from above and our officers must be motivated spiritually with the Kabowd,” he stressed.
He said the Teshie-Nungua Area has become a key eye of the church and as such all effort must be put in place to propel the church in the Area to higher heights.
He noted that although the Area has been doing well in some of the 15 key performance indicators used by the Head Office to assess the performance of the various districts and areas of the church in Ghana, there is more room for improvement.
Some of the criteria used in the assessment include outreach programmes, adult souls won, Gospel Sunday souls as a percentage of souls won, converts baptised in water and in the Holy Spirit, assemblies opened, average attendance at Bible studies, percentage of places of worship completed, members attending home cells, performance in tithes, missions offering, among other indicators.
Apostle Nkrumah-Agyeman used graphs and pictorial evidence to explain and highlight areas that need massive improvements in the Area.
Activities to be carried out to improve the Area’s performance include Area Evangelism Day to be observed during Ministries Week Saturdays, Aggressive Evangelism in November, winning souls by a team of three, Monthly Holy Ghost sessions is all local assemblies, Bi-annual Women’s Clinic with the Area Head, Area VisitationWeek, where every officer will visit at least 20 families, Weekly Dawn prayers, and Monthly Area Joint Prayers among other.
The Teshie-Nungua Area has a total of 26 districts with a membership of more than 42,000. The male population is 39 percent as against a female population of 61 percent. The officer population is 2,134, comprising 686 officers, 544 Deacons and 904 deaconesses.
Report by Isabella Gyau Orhin.