The Church of Pentecost Youth Ministry on Saturday, November 26, 2022, launched the nationwide “Teens Evangelism” exercise at the church auditorium of the Pentecost International Worship Centre, Kaneshie (PIWC-Kaneshie).
Apostle Samuel Osei Asante, the Patron of the ministry, who is also the Area Head for Kaneshie and an Executive Committee Member of The Church of Pentecost, announced the theme: “In Him is Life” (John 1:4) during the official launch ceremony.
Apostle Osei Asante mentioned that Vision 2023 of The Church of Pentecost aims at ensuring that every member is involved in a ministry space for Christ and sees the teens evangelism as one of the prominent steps.
He called for the support of all stakeholders, especially the Area Heads, District Ministers, Presiding Elders, Local Presbytery, Ministry to Teens (M2T) Coordinators, all Youth Workers, as well as, the entire membership of the Church to be actively involved.
In his address, the Deputy Director, Elder Professor Eric Appau Asante, explained that the Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, in a circular dated November 17, 2022, called for a separate nationwide Children and Teens Evangelism for December 2 and 3, as well as December 9 to 10, 2022, respectively.
He described the call as timely in an era where there has been a renewed call for intentional ministry to the teens. Citing the statistics of the teens, Professor Appau Asante mentioned that teens form 45% of the membership of the Youth Ministry.
Inferring from the Chairman’s recent call to build tomorrow’s church today, the Deputy Director stated that Teens Evangelism is a necessary step to attain the vision.
He, therefore, called on all stakeholders to ensure the effectiveness of the evangelism and emphasised that the programme should be held at the Local Assembly level.
Pastor Gordon Ansah, the National Youth Ministry Secretary and the Chairman of the Planning Committee for Teens Evangelism outlined the programmes of activities for the exercise.
He mentioned that from Monday, December 5 to Thursday, December 8, 2022, would be used for intensive prayer and preparations across all local assemblies.
Schools Outreach Ministry would also visit schools across Ghana on Friday morning (December 9, 2022). Again, on Friday and Saturday evenings there would be nationwide open-air evangelism.
However, Saturday morning (December 10, 2022) has been designated for placard evangelism, market evangelism, distribution of tracts, and all forms of one-on-one evangelism.
In attendance were Pastor Michael Peasah, Kaneshie Area Youth Pastor who doubles as National Executive Committee (NEC) Member of the Youth Ministry, Deaconess Comfort Worna Adade (National Ministry to Teens Coordinator NEC Member), Mrs Priscilla Yirebi (NEC Member), Youth Workers in Accra, some Ministers and Wives in Kaneshie Area, and teens from Kaneshie, Odorkor, and Dansoman Areas.
Other members of the National Teens Evangelism Planning Committee are; Deaconess Comfort Worna Adade (M2T Coordinator and Secretary to the Committee), Pastor Daniel Okyei Boakye (Youth Pastor, Takoradi), Pastor Alex Kojo Adjani (Youth Ministry Media Committee Chair), Elder Samuel Nkansa Appiah (PENSA Ghana Coordinator), Elder Desmond Addison (Coordinator, Schools Outreach Ministry), Mrs. Priscilla Yirebi (NEC Member), Elder Ebenezer Ankomah (Committee Member) as well as two of teens who have been strategically co-opted into the national planning committee; Papa Kyere Nyamekye and Jedidiah Ewuraba Tobbin.
Report by Youth Ministry Media Team