The Aflao Area of The Church of Pentecost, under the leadership of Apostle Osei Wusu-Brempong, has begun its 2018 Apostolisation under the theme “Remain in Christ and His Basic Message “1 John 2: 24 – 25, at the PIWC-Aflao auditorium on Monday, March 12, 2018.
The retreat happens to be the last Ministers and Officers’ Retreat in Aflao Area under Apostle Wusu-Brempong as Area Head after serving meritoriously for 32 years in the full-time ministry.
Addressing participants at the event, the Administrative Secretary to the General Secretary, Pastor Abraham Addae Agyeman, explained that bad teachings can make members of the Church lose the good legacies the forefathers have bequeathed to them.
He, therefore, advised church leaders to be “repentance preachers” by teaching the unadulterated message of Jesus Christ in order to lead unbelievers into the saving knowledge of Christ and ground members in the Christian faith.
“Any message you preach should be interwoven with repentance,” he advised.
Pastor Agyeman, who also doubles as the Resident Minister of Russia Worship Centre, urged church leaders to avoid prosperity messages and teach members to know the ways of false prophets so that they will not be deceived. He further challenged church leaders to be preachers who will lead people to Christ and not be money and fame seekers because all glory must be ascribed to God.
Pastor Agyeman also advised them not to allow the devil to tempt them with material possessions because the Lord who called them is the God of all riches.
He also admonished them not to be deceived by people of the opposite sex but to be constantly watchful about the schemes of the devil. He also warned them to desist from backbiting, hatred and fake accusations against one another, but rather demonstrate love to one another because they are all working for the same cause.
Pastor Abraham Addae Agyeman encouraged them to continue steadfastly in prayer and fasting, Holy Ghost baptism, adopt a Back-to-the-Bible approach, and preach exclusively that Christ is the only way to heaven.
“In so doing the Church of God can stand and will not decline in their generation,” he said.
The 2018 Aflao Area Apostolisation Retreat is being held in three zones in the area namely, Aflao, Sogakope and Anloga zone. The retreat will be climaxed on Saturday, March 17, 2018.
Report By: Abigail Owusu-Banahene Anyane, Dabala District, Aflao Area