Jesus Christ is the foundation of the Church and without Him, the Church has no life, the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has stated.
Apostle Eric Nyamekye said this on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, during the second day of his meeting with Elders in the Kasoa and Downtown Ofaakor Areas of the Church at the Mt. Olives Assembly church auditorium. The event was part of his scheduled nationwide meeting with all Elders of the Church to elaborate on the 5-year vision document of the Church dubbed: “Vision 2023”.
Speaking on the topic; “The Life of the Church” with Matthew 16:18 as his main scripture reference, Apostle Eric Nyamekye said that the Church is the most powerful institution on earth because it thrives on the strength of Jesus Christ.
Reading 1 Corinthians 10:1-4 and 1 Corinthians 3:11, he explained that Jesus Christ is the Rock on which the Church is built and for this reason, nothing can prevail against it.
He, however, said that it behoves on Christians, who now constitute the Church of God, to remain connected to the source of their power, so that the Church would be able to fulfill its mandate of making Christ, the giver of life, know to all humanity.
Apostle Eric Nyamekye, therefore, urged Church leaders, who take oversight responsibility of the local church, to drink from the Rock by constantly waiting on the Lord in order to sustain the life of the Church.
“As a leader, you must not come to a church meeting unprepared. You must wait on the Lord and drink of Him so that you would carry the presence of God with you to church.”
He further stated that when there is life in the church, church services would not be ordinary, saying that: “When members experience the presence of God every time they come to Church, they would always yearn to attend church meetings.”
The Chairman urged all Elders, particularly Presiding Elders, to endeavour to wait on the Lord in prayer and in the study of the word of God so that they could inject life into their services and impact the lives of members and unbelievers who join them for church services.
“Authority is conferred, but power is generated. The title of a Presiding Elder or Elder may have been conferred on you, but you have a responsibility to generate the power in the Lord by constantly drinking from the spring of the Rock of God,” he added.
The Chairman, together with the General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, and the International Missions Director, Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi Addo, is holding separate meetings with all Elders of the Church across the nation to elaborate on Vision 2023 in order to ensure its smooth and effective implementation.
The Principal Officers have concluded their two-day meeting with Elders in the Downtown Ofaakor and Kasoa Areas and are scheduled to meet Elders in the Odorkor, Dansoman, Kaneshie and Anyaa Ablekuma Areas of the Church from December 5 to 6, 2018 at the Odorkor Central auditorium.
The 5-year vision document of The Church of Pentecost dubbed “Vision 2023” aims at equipping her members to possess their nations by transforming every worldview, thought and behaviour with values, principles and lifestyles of the Kingdom of God; thereby turning many people to Christ. The theme for Vision 2023 is “Possessing the Nations: Equipping the Church to Transform Every Sphere of Society with Values and Principles of the Kingdom of God” and is accompanied by the slogan: “Possessing the Nations: I am an agent of transformation!”