Gomoa-Fetteh (C/R), June 13, GNA - The chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has asked the various groupings in the church to bring their expertise to champion the vision 2023 agenda of the church in its stride to possess nations.
Apostle Nyamekye was speaking during the inauguration of the Pentecost Professionals Network at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central region on Wednesday.
The professional groupings included the Church of Pentecost Health Professionals Network (COPHNet), Pentecost Built Environment Guild, Pentecost Media Guild, Pentecost Finance/Banking Guild, Pentecost Educationists Guild, Pentecost Judicial Workers Guild, Pentecost Business Men and Women Network, Pentecost Music/Entertainment Guild, Pentecost IT Guild, and Pentecost Hospitality Guild.
The groupings were initiated by some individuals in line with Vision 2023 of the Church which centres on equipping and deploying the members to affect every sphere of society with values and principles of the Kingdom of God.
Addressing members of the guilds, at a mammoth convention, Apostle Nyamekye said the groups are to serve as equipping platforms for the members and to position them to be channels of love through whom God’s divine resources would flow to meet the needs and the helplessness of society.
“Through these platforms, we believe an enabling environment shall be created for our members across the nation to consciously minister to their various spheres of influence with the aim of contributing to the needed change Vision 2023 envisions for the nation.
“Witnessing this day, therefore, makes my heart glad, knowing well that our members have caught the spirit of the vision and are ready to run with it. By this, I see a church very much ready to focus a lot more attention on the practice of being God’s representative on earth,” he said.
According to the Chairman, to be able to transform the spiritual, social, economic and political fabric of nations, “we will have to pay attention to being the salt and light in this perverse world.”
“We believe that the destiny of our nations is in the hands of the Church. Vision 2023 therefore challenges us to move beyond seeing sunday services as the arena for serving God and to see every sphere of our influence as a setting for ministry".
"True ministry should not be limited to the five-fold ministry or the pulpit ministry. Every member of the Church is therefore encouraged to see him/herself as an agent of transformation in every sphere of our involvements in society.”
He said it was the responsibility of Christians to ensure that society felt the powerful transforming influence of the Church and added that for the glory of God to fill all the earth, it is necessary that the truth and the principles of God’s Kingdom become pillars on which all of society rest.
Apostle Nyamekye called on all Area Heads and District Ministers to organize their members into various fields of employment such as dressmakers, artisans, farmers, traders, businessmen and women, beauticians, drivers, hospitality, etc. at the Area, District and Local levels with the same purpose of equipping them to contribute to the transformational agenda of vision 2023.
As part of the ceremony, interim leadership of the various professional groupings were sworn into office.
Meanwhile, a 16-point draft code of conduct prescribed by the leadership of the Church has been developed to guide the operations of the various professional guilds.
As part of the code of conduct, members of the various Professional Groups should demonstrate the highest degree of enviable attributes such as honesty, integrity, discipline and humane perspectives at all times; members must endeavour at all times to be in good standing with their respective regulatory or professional bodies.