| MEETING DAYS
The church usually meets thrice a week at the Local Assembly level for Bible Teachings/Studies on Wednesdays, Prayer and Holy Spirit Baptism Services on Fridays and Congregational Worship on Sundays.
| FREE WEEKS
As part of efforts to promote good marriage and family life, no church meetings or activities are scheduled for specific weeks known as “Free Weeks.” During these weeks, members are encouraged to stay at home with their families and hold fellowship together. The Free Weeks are meant to enhance personal fellowship as well as family or household worship and family unity/bond.
| LORD’S SUPPER WEEKS / SUNDAYS
The first week of every month is dedicated to the observance of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Sunday of the week is climaxed with the observance of the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper or Communion. Tithes and Missions Offering are also taken during the Sunday service.
| HOME CELL MEETING
The church holds monthly meetings at the Home Cell level. This usually takes place on the Sunday of the Ministries’ Meeting Week.
| GOSPEL SUNDAYS
This is the Sunday morning service to climax the Ministries’ Meeting Week. It is dedicated to the preaching of the Gospel message and soul winning.
| MINISTRIES’ MEETING DAYS
A week in every month is set aside for Ministries’ Meetings. During the Ministries’ meeting week, Youth Ministry meets on Monday, Women’s Ministry meets on Tuesday, Evangelism Ministry (all members) meets on Wednesday and Men’s Ministry (PEMEM) meets on Thursday. The Friday, however, is dedicated to ministries joint services at the District and Area levels. Also, subject to the decision of the leadership at the various levels, the Youth Ministry may meet on Saturday.
| EASTER CONVENTIONS
In the month of April, the Church joins all Christians across the globe to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and its implication for the believer. As part of the celebrations, conventions are held at the various levels of the church.
| MINISTRY WEEK
A whole week in every year is dedicated to a ministry of the church. During a Ministry week, a particular Ministry (Youth, Children, PEMEM or Women), spearheads all the activities and programmes of the church.
| OFFICERS’ APPRECIATION DAY
A particular Sunday in the year is dedicated to celebrating unpaid Officers of The Church of Pentecost for their tireless services to God and the church. During such services, members demonstrate their appreciation through gifts, special activities such as poetry recitals, drama etc. and offerings.
| PU OFFERING DAY
A day of every year is dedicated to raising funds to support the operations of the church’s tertiary institution, Pentecost University (PENTVARS).
| GPCC WEEK
This is a week dedicated to celebrating and creating awareness about the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC). During this week, all member-churches of the Council, including The Church of Pentecost, observe various joint activities to promote unity in the Body of Christ.
| McKEOWN’S MISSIONS WEEK
This is a week dedicated to celebrating the work of all missionaries of the church and to promote the church’s missions enterprise. During this week, funds are also raised to support the work of the International Missions Directorate of the church.
| OUTREACH FUND DAY
This day is dedicated to raising funds to support the church’s evangelistic outreaches.
| PENSIONS DAY
This is a day dedicated to celebrating retired ministers of the Church and raising funds to support their welfare in retirement.
| BIBLE AWARENESS WEEK
This is a week dedicated to creating awareness on the power and potency of the Bible – God’s infallible word to mankind – and to encourage the reading and study of the Bible.
| PENSA INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS
PENSA International missions are evangelistic outreaches to external nations geared towards winning souls for the Kingdom of God, creating more PENSA branches and planting of new churches. Please click here: www.pensainternational.org for more information about the PENSA International Missions.
| PENTSOS AWARENESS WEEK
A week in every year is used to throw light on the operations of the social services wing of the church, Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), and to raise funds for the PENTSOS Directorate.
| CHRISTMAS CONVENTIONS
In the month of December, the church joins Christians across the globe to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and its implication for humanity. As part of the celebrations, conventions are held at the various levels of the church.
| 31ST DECEMBER WATCH-NIGHT SERVICE
On December 31 of every year, the church holds special services to acknowledge the faithfulness of God for a successful year and also seek His face in ushering into a New Year.
- MINISTRY EXCELLENCE
We seek to honour God who gave His best (Christ Jesus as the Saviour) by maintaining a high standard of excellence in all our ministries and activities (Colossians 3:23-24).
Some of the normal practices are regular prayer for the Holy Spirit baptism with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues. Emphasis is placed on the fruit and gifts of the Spirit in the life of the believer. Prayers are said for healing and deliverance of the afflicted as part of the initial exercises for salvation. Services are marked as truly Pentecostal with praise and worship, teaching, exercise of gifts, prayer, testimonies, etc.
- MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the presence of the person of the Holy Spirit and that the Christian life can be led only by His enablement. The new birth is the work of the Holy Spirit, and then the baptism of the Holy Spirit for power to serve and the gifts of the Spirit for building the body of Christ. The Holy Spirit helps the individual to develop a Christ-like character, manifested through bearing the fruit of the Spirit. The leading of the Holy Spirit in all spheres of activity in the Church is paramount. Administrative structures and all other Church distinctiveness have been largely influenced by the leading of the Holy Spirit.
- LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Leadership development is based on the apostolic foundation. Appointments and callings into leadership positions are based on character, charisma, and the leading of the Holy Spirit. Leadership development is from the grassroot level with members maturing to lead sub-groups, Ministries, Assemblies, Districts and Areas. Team spirit with talent development shapes team work. Ministry is by both clergy and laity.
- CHURCH CULTURE
The following distinctive attributes help identify The Church of Pentecost:
- Self-supporting attitude
- Faithfulness and integrity
- Distinctiveness in prayer
- Church discipline without fear or favour irrespective of position, race or colour of members.
- Congregational worship is based on spirit and truth and not necessarily on location or structure.
- Fellowship and generosity
- Respect for authority.
- Mutual respect and sense of belonging for all members without discrimination based on colour, gender, tribe, race or nationality.
- Sacrificial service to the Church without expecting pecuniary reward.
- Neighbourhood Churches: small/medium-sized community-based Church policy promotes Church planting
- Home cell system of fellowship fosters the creation of avenues for effective discipleship and promotes both numerical and spiritual growth.
- Total abstinence from alcohol, tobacco and other hard drugs.
- Monogamous marriage is upheld as well as chastity before marriage.
- Homosexuality, lesbianism and other perverse sexual practices are not permitted in the Church.
- The Church upholds paternal inheritance.
- Female visitors who attend Church services without a head-covering should be accepted as they are, without being either turned back or offered a “head covering”.
- Women should fashion their hairstyles in a decent, modest and appropriate manner to the glory of God.
- The wearing of seductive or sexually-provocative dresses should be discouraged in the Church.
- Women must avoid the practice of cleavage (the partial exposure of breasts and other sensitive parts of the body) as that does not glorify the Lord.
- Church Anniversaries can be celebrated only at the 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th etc, milestones
- TITHES AND OFFERING
Faithfulness in giving offerings and paying tithes to enhance the ministry of the Church is emphasised. Periodic teaching on this subject is regarded as very important. The Church and members depend solely on God as the source of financial supply. Borrowing by the Church is not encouraged. Lending with interest among members is also discouraged.
- SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
The Church believes in communal living with members supporting one another, and participating in communal work. The Church may also help the wider community by providing social needs such as health services, education, as well as donating to the needy in society.
- HOLINESS OF MEMBERS AND OFFICERS
The Church upholds holiness of members unto the Lord in all their endeavours (Romans 12:1; Hebrews 12:14).
- CONSISTENT BIBLE TEACHING (Acts 2:42a).
The Church upholds the teaching of sound biblical doctrine and does not tolerate the propagation of wrong/false doctrine. All types of prayer such as thanksgiving; worship (adoration); supplication; intercession (Eph. 6:18-19; 1 Tim. 2:1-2).
- CHURCH DISCIPLINE (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 12:7-11)
- Respect for and obedience to authority.
- Submission to corrective measures and policies of the Church.
- Regular fellowship of the saints – (Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:25)