All ministry leaders of The Church of Pentecost have been charged to review their activities and programmes to reflect the current spiritual and socio-economic needs and aspirations of the members.
The clarion call was made by the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, in an address delivered on his behalf by the General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, at the End-of-Year Meeting of the ministries at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC) on Thursday, February 21, 2019.
The annual event was attended by directors of the five ministries, namely Apostles Dr. Amos Jimmy Markin of Evangelism Ministry, Fred Tiakor of Children’s Ministry, Emmanuel Ofei Ankra-Badu of Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM), and David Nyansah Hayfron of Youth Ministry, as well as Mrs. Grace Lucy Yeboah-Asuama of the Women’s Ministry. Also present were their deputies, national executive committee members, and leaders from the Area, District and Local levels across the country.
The Chairman stated: “As ministry directors and leaders, you will be tasked to monitor activities of your respective ministries at all levels to ensure that these activities are geared towards equipping members to contribute meaningfully to the ideals of Vision 2023.
“It is expected that through your activities, your members worldwide will be equipped practically to influence the various spheres of society through evangelism, Christ-like character and service.”
To ensure the successful implementation of the vision, the Chairman called for the ministry leaders to desire to do something different from what they are used to. “We must be bold enough to venture onto unfamiliar territories. We must all therefore roll up our sleeves in humility and properly identify ourselves with the possessing the nation agenda.”
He further stated: “We need to keep this vision alive as we travel together as a church in the next five years. We can do this by internalizing the vision ourselves, picturing the intended results and modelling these results as leaders.”
He said the new arrangement to have all ministries meet once in a month is not only to restructure the operations of the ministries in line with the ideals of Vision 2023 but also to offer opportunity to ministry leaders at all levels to put their best foot forward through the organisation of programmes that will have a telling impact on their members.
This, he said, will mean that, programmes carried out are ministry-centred; with emphasis on needs-based activities rather than being a replication of the mainstream church’s activities. “I expect ministry leaders to properly explain this new directive to our members. In this meeting, some time should be allotted to deliberate on this introduction as well as all other provisions of the vision that border on the operations and activities of the various ministries,” the Chairman indicated.
“As you brace up yourself to play your role in the possessing the nations agenda of the church, I seek to bring to your attention that you are part of a bigger system (the church) pursuing a common agenda. Systems are internally connected and that any action taken by a person or unit within the system will have an effect throughout the entire system. This therefore calls for commitment, persistence, hard work and time as we collectively pursue the ideals of Vision 2023.
Touching on the 2019 theme of the Church, “I Will Build My Church,” the Chairman said the purpose of the theme is to help bring to the fore the understanding of the dual purpose of the Church; that the church is called out of the world to belong to God and sent back into the world to witness and to serve.
The theme, he said, is to help awaken ministers, local leaders, boards, committees and the entire church towards freshness in their worship life and to march out in the power of the Holy Spirit to possess the nations with the values and principles of the Kingdom of God.
The meeting is expected to be closed on Saturday, February 23, 2019.