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Work On Your Attitude – Chairman Advises Church Leaders

Apostle Eric Nyamekye, the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost and President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), has advised Church leaders to do the work of ministry with a positive attitude in order to advance the Kingdom of God.

He said this on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the Asankrangwa Newton Central Assembly auditorium of The Church of Pentecost during a meeting of church leaders under the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) within Asankrangwa in the Western Region of Ghana.

Speaking on the topic “Building God’s Church; The Role of The Pastor Leader,” he urged the need for a resilient and expansive church, describing it as both an organism and an organisation—a community of holy people propelled by love and the gospel of salvation.

Apostle Nyamekye compared the church to a living organism, explaining, “An organism has life, composed of mutually interdependent parts that maintain vital processes. Similarly, the church is a body full of life.”

He explained that unlike a company, which is an assembly of persons for social purposes, the church is imbued with life.

He cited 1 Corinthians 3:6, “Keep God in the church so He will make things grow,” to highlight the importance of divine guidance in church growth. He also referenced Ezekiel 43:10, noting that the church has its own design with holiness at its core.

Addressing the challenges of church leadership, Apostle Nyamekye stated, “As the church grows, problems arise, requiring not just holiness but wisdom too.” He encouraged pastors to lead with wisdom, as advised in Mark 1:35-38 and Ephesians 5:5-18.

The GPCC President underscored the vitality of leadership, quoting Psalm 110:3, “Two things make church members lively; when the leader takes charge and when God arises,” and Judges 5:2, “Take charge as a leader.”

He differentiated between pastors who are merely preachers and those who are true leaders, asserting, “A Pastor is supposed to be a leader, but not all Pastors are leaders.”

He advised focusing on three areas: conquering new territories, solving problems, and meeting the needs within the church.

Apostle Nyamekye highlighted the triad of effectiveness in leadership—skill, attitude, and character.

He defined skill as “the ability coming from one’s knowledge, practice, aptitude to do something well,” and pointed out that God equips those He calls, as seen in Psalm 78:71-72.

He stressed the significance of diligence in leadership, citing 1 Timothy 4:14-15, and discussed the impact of attitude on leadership, stating, “Attitude can be threatening or relaxing. It causes people to love or hate you.” He called for respect for all, as a good attitude necessitates sacrifice.

Concluding his sermon, Apostle Nyamekye imparted wisdom on conduct, financial integrity, and purity in relationships, referencing 1 Timothy 3:14-15, 2 Corinthians 8:21, and 1 Timothy 5:1-2.

Present at the meeting were Apostle Mireku Gyamerah (Axim Area Head), Apostle Sylvester Arhin (RCC Coordinator, Western and Western North) and pastors from various churches within the GPCC.


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