The recently created Offinso Area of The Church of Pentecost has been adjudged the Best Performing Area of The Church of Pentecost for the year 2021, beating 72 other administrative areas of the church in Ghana to it.
Created in May 2020, the Offinso Area, headed by Apostle Samuel Edzii Davidson, surprised many with its sterling performance over the period of reporting after moving from the 47th position in the 2020 ranking to the topmost spot a year later.
The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, announced this on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa-Fetteh, near Kasoa in the Central Region of Ghana, during the State-of-the-Church Address at the official opening of the 17th Extraordinary Council Meeting of the church.
Closely following Offinso Area are Berekum and Obuasi Areas which grabbed the 2nd and 3rd spots respectively. The two areas, Berekum and Obuasi Areas, have over the last few years maintained an impressive performance in the ranking after they placed 1st and 3rd positions respectively in the 2020 ranking.
Also in the top ten performing positions are Axim, Abuakwa, Winneba, Dunkwa, Kete-Krachi, Walewale, and Suame Areas which were ranked 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th respectively on the table.
The Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, congratulated the Areas for their outstanding performances and urged them to continue to work harder to maintain or improve their performances in the coming years.
The Areas were ranked according to their performances in 17 selected Key Operational Performance Indicators (KOPI).
The KOPIs include Number of Outreach Programmes Held, Adult Souls Won, Gospel Sunday Souls Won as a percentage of Total Adults Souls, Home and Urban Mission (HUM) Souls as a percentage of Adults Souls, Ministry to Persons With Disabilities (MPWDs) Souls as a percentage of Total Adults Souls, Assemblies Opened, and Total Adults Souls Converts Baptised in Water as well as Total Adults Souls Baptised in Holy Spirit.
Other indicators are the Number of Assemblies Opened, Average Attendance at Bible Studies as a percentage of Total Adults, Members Attending Home Cell as a percentage of Total Adults, Net Tithes Performance in Quantum, Missions Offering Performance in Quantum, Percentage of Actual Tithes Over Budget, Percentage of Actual Missions Offering Over Budget, and Percentage of Change in Membership between 2020 and 2021.