The President of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (FGBFI), Mr Emmanuel Baba Mahama, has challenged believers to proclaim the word of God and evangelise wherever they find themselves to make Christ known.
“The task of evangelising the world has been given to all Christians, and it is not exclusive of the priests and clergy. The gospel must be proclaimed by all believers in the marketplace,” he said.
He voiced his frustration regarding the passive stance adopted by certain Christians towards evangelism, as outlined in Mark 16:20. He pointed out that in today’s Christianity, the majority of the work is carried out by only approximately 1-5% of the body of Christ, while a significant portion of believers, around 95-99%, remain dormant like a slumbering giant, waiting to be roused to participate in God’s end-time harvest plan.
Speaking on the theme, “The Christian as a Minister in the Marketplace” at the ongoing 2023 All Ministers Conference (Non-denominational conference for church leaders) at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh near Kasoa, the former Chief Executive Officer of Vanguard Assurance Limited indicated that the task of evangelism in the marketplace (government, business and education) should not be the exclusive vocation of the clergy.
He lamented about the existence of ‘pew warmers’ in the church and the concentration of various associations and ministries in the church, like the Men’s Fellowship and Women’s Ministry, among others, functioning as ceremonial groupings to observe funerals, weddings and birthday celebrations rather than their core mandate of reaching out to the lost in the marketplace.
Mr Mahama called on believers to make conscious efforts to become the propagators of the gospel.
“The task of evangelism is not limited to the clergy alone. A roll call of the men of faith in the Old Testament indicates that almost all of them were people in the marketplace, merely making a difference,” he said, stressing, “The general marching order of the Great Commission that binds the believers is to go out.”