The Nkawkaw Area of The Church of Pentecost has organised a three-day fasting and prayer retreat for ministers and wives in the Area from November 16 to 18, 2021.
The event, which has held at the Royal Pados Hotel, was initiated by the Area Head, Prophet Foster Aniakwaa, to inform, update and orient the pastorate on some decisions taken during the recently-held November Heads’ prayer and consultative meetings. The event also served as an opportunity for the church leaders to deepen their spirituality and seek divine grace to execute their mandate.
Speaking on the topic: “The Church as an Equipping Centre in Carrying Out the Possessing the Nations Agenda” on the first day of the retreat, Prophet Aniakwaa emphasised that under the “Possessing the Nations” agenda, the church auditorium serves as the equipping centre where members are equipped for service in the world.
He further noted that all activities organised inside the church auditorium should, therefore, focus on building up the members for ministry outside the Church. He said that equipping members to fulfil the Great Commission should be of utmost priority to the ministers because the goal of Vision 2023 is to ensure the rule of God in society.
The Area Head also revealed the theme for 2022 as “Equipping the Church as an Army to Possess the Nations.”
As part of the event, some sub-topics under the 2022 theme were treated. They include: “Mobilising the Squad for Effective Impact in the World,” “The Power of the Gospel of Salvation,” “Righteousness; the Authority of the Kingdom,” among others. These were handled by Prophet Aniakwaa as well as Pastor Fred M. Wireko, Pastor William Appiah Briten and Pastor Francis Agyei.
The retreat ended with a meeting with the various stakeholders in the Area, including Area Executive Committee members, Ministry Leaders, and officers from the Mountain Top and Mountain Down zones, during which the Area Head revealed the theme for next year and also briefed them on new decisions emanating from the November Heads’ meetings.
Quoting 1 Samuel 12:1-14, Prophet Aniakwaa, in his closing exhortation on the topic: “The Christian Leader and His Integrity,” advised the church leaders (particularly the ministers) to be faithful and work within the policies of the Church.
Report by Pastor Samuel Appiah Mante / Clement K. Amankwaah (Nkawkaw Area Reporters)