The Pentecost Students and Associates (PENSA) Travelling Secretary of the Sunyani Sector of The Church of Pentecost, Pastor Joseph Owusu Boateng, has said that the basis of Christian discipleship is to strive to be like Christ.
According to Pastor Owusu Boateng, who doubles as an Executive Member of the National Discipleship and Leadership Development Committee (NDLDC), discipleship is not only instructional but also relational and mentorship.
“Disciple-making has no end; it helps people to go beyond cultural and ethnic boundaries, which call for diligence, faithfulness, availability and humility,” he said.
He said this at the National Discipleship and Leadership Development Committee (NDLDC) End of Year Meeting and Equipping the Disciple Maker (EDM) Training held at Pentecost Convention Centre, Gomoa-Fetteh.
He iterated that discipleship is biblical, life-changing and an ongoing relationship which affects every sphere of life. He, however, explained that discipleship involves the head, heart and hands.
Pastor Owusu Boateng further said that one critical area of discipleship is family discipleship. He said that most of the time is spent in the home, therefore, Christians must give much attention to family devotions.
“Focus on family devotions where there is engagement, exploration, empathy, encouragement and support to members through prayers,” he stated.
He admonished members to utilize strategic times of the day in training their children, saying, “just as Jesus spent time and energy investing in the twelve disciples, leaders must carefully choose faithful, available and teachable people to mentor.”
“I believe if the discipleship enterprise is taken seriously, we would surely raise people to become like Christ,” he concluded.
Report by Pastor Benjamin Elijah Baidoo