The third edition of the “Uncommon Leadership Summit” (ULS) organised by the Pentecost Students and Associates (PENSA), Cape Coast Sector, took place from Friday, June 30, to Saturday, July 1, 2023.
The two-day residential event, held for the SCT, SCC, LCC, Working Team, and Patrons/Patronesses, was held under the theme “Repositioned to Lead for Maximum Impact on Campus” (Colossians 2:6-7; John 14:12) and took place at the Miracle Centre Auditorium of PENSA-Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU).
Held at the zonal levels – Cape Coast, Twifo Praso, and Dunkwa zones respectively – with over 180 participants, the summit aimed to reposition and ground PENSA leaders in Christ and empower them to make a maximum impact on their respective campuses.
The ULS began with a short video presentation on leadership, which encouraged PENSA leaders to avail themselves of leadership responsibilities, as they have been chosen by God to lead.
Pastor Joseph Zoot, the PENSA Traveling Secretary for the Mankesim Sector, spoke on the main theme of the summit.
In his presentation, he explained who a leader is and what it takes to be an uncommon leader.
Pastor Zoot mentioned that “to accomplish your goals as a leader, you should be enlightened in the word of God, believe in what God has deposited in you, and be firmly rooted and grounded in Christ.”
He also encouraged the participants to be leaders of influence who are filled with the Holy Spirit.
After sharing the spiritual and physical qualities of a leader with the participants, Pastor Zoot led the church in a session of intensive prayer for the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
The programme continued the next day with a presentation from the convener of the Uncommon Leadership Summit, Pastor Blessing Joseph Quayson, the PENSA Traveling Secretary for the Sector, who spoke on “The COP Brand – the Core Values of the Church.”
Pastor Quayson stated that “what makes us unique and distinct as a church is our brand, which includes core values, tenets of the church, and rules of conduct.”
He explained that core values are the things the Church holds in high esteem, such as evangelism, discipleship, ministry excellence, prayer, leadership development, church culture, tithe and offering, consistent Bible teachings, etc.
Pastor Quayson urged the PENSA leaders to study the core values and rules of conduct of CoP, as they make the Church distinct from others. He also encouraged PENSA leaders to serve wholeheartedly and sacrificially in the church and help build the local assemblies for maximum impact.
Elder Evans Darko Addo, a member of the Working Team, spoke on the topic “What is expected from a Repositioned PENSA Leader.” He pointed out that a repositioned PENSA leader is expected to be loyal, above reproach, faithful in doing the work of God, and a soul winner.
The wife of the Traveling Secretary, Mrs. Esther Mansa Annan Quayson, continued with a talk on the topic “Is this Love” from 1 Samuel 13:1-23. She challenged the participants to pray effectively and seek godly counsel before entering into any relationship.
The summit ended with a prayer and impartation session led by Elder Bismark Afrifa Marfo, the Sector’s Financial Secretary, during which three participants received Holy Spirit baptism.
The 2023 edition of the Uncommon Leadership Summit was unique because some of the patrons/patronesses within the Cape Coast zone were invited to share their experiences and expectations.
Also present at the event were Mrs. Monica Zoot (Wife of Mankesim Travelling Secretary), Deaconess Rebecca Quarm (Patrons’ Representative on the Working Team) and other patrons.
The following institutions in the Cape Coast zone participated in the programme: Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU), Cape Coast Nursing and Midwifery Training college (CCNMTC), Psychiatric Nursing and Midwifery Training College (PNMTC), Ola College of Education (OLACOE), Komenda College of Education (KOMENCOE).
Report by Agnes Odei (PENSA CCTU Assistant Secretary)