Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman of The Church of Pentecost and President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), has urged church leaders to prioritise the youth and children in church activities and leadership development.
He made the call during his State-of-the-Church address on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at the 46th Session of the General Council Meetings underway at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa in the Central Region of Ghana.
According to Apostle Nyamekye, as of December 2022, children and youth represented 75.3% of The Church of Pentecost’s total membership.
He emphasised the importance of involving young people in planning church activities and programmes at all levels and providing them with the necessary training and mentorship to take up leadership roles, as they are the Church’s future leaders.
Apostle Nyamekye charged the clergy to preach the unadulterated word of God, instilling sound principles and ethics in the hearts and minds of young people to prevent them from being deceived by the world’s deceptions.
“Our youth and children are the inheritance we leave behind for the next generation. Therefore, make every effort to teach them the right doctrines,” he said.
The Chairman emphasised the Church’s commitment to the youth and children and its desire to provide them with the necessary spiritual foundation to thrive.