The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamkye, has called on all members of the church to join forces together and be connected in building the local church for God.
According to the Chairman, the church is a global church selling the same products, therefore, members should avoid segregating themselves from each other because of the language differences or services held.
“The strategic direction of The Church of Pentecost is to become a global Pentecostal church that is culturally relevant in vibrant evangelism, church planting, discipleship and holistic ministry,” he stated.
Apostle Nyamekye made this call on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Kaneshie.
Speaking on the rationale of the 2023 theme of the church, Apostle Nyamekye said that the local church when repositioned will become a serious threat to the enemy and will afford the church the success in possessing the nations, saying, “The strength of the Church lies with the local church where real practical ministry exist.”
He added: “The local church is therefore expected to be a vibrant centre for equipping members to possess the nations.”
He stressed that for the local church to be as strong as an army, it must be in good shape in terms of attendance at church and involvement in all church activities. He, therefore, urged church leaders to contribute more to support their communities in the ‘Possessing the Nations’ agenda.
Comparing the church to an army, he cautioned that when fighting battles (situations), members should be careful of the rear (back) because the enemy can attack from behind any time they are faced with difficult situations in life.
The Chairman admonished that in the church if it is realized that someone is financially challenged, the local church must make efforts to support the individual so that together everyone grows stronger.
The theme for next year is, “Repositioning the Local Church for Maximum Impact in the Nations” and it is centered on the following scriptural verses: 1 Thess. 2:19-20 & Col. 2:6-7.
He further admonished that every local church must set achievable targets for the year. This, he hoped, would drive them on in taking territories for the kingdom of God.
Apostle Nyamekye further encouraged church leaders to teach the members how to give sacrificially and tithe since the strength of the church greatly relies on the members.
He urged members to devote themselves to personal devotions in their homes. The home, according to him, is the first church and a seminary.
“If we all decide to build our homes it will strengthen the local church in making an impact in our society,” he noted.