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Religion of Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Church of Pentecost urged to review how it selects officers

The former Kaneshie Area Head of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle (rtd) Emmanuel Achim Gyimah has urged the Church to reconsider how members are selected to become officers of the Church.

He noted that the early church did not rely solely on baptism in the holy spirit in the selection of church leaders – elders, deacons and deaconesses – as it is done predominantly now.

Aps Achim Gyimah made the above comments in reference to the 2018 theme of The Church of Pentecost, ‘Remain in Christ and His Basic Message’ at the Church’s Officers Apostolization Retreat at Techiman Area in the Brong Ahafo Region recently.

“In Acts 6:3-7, the early Church could spot and choose seven men who had reputation for being Full of the Holy Spirit and Wisdom to serve as the first Deacons,” he remarked.

“I will humbly suggest The Church of Pentecost reconsider and review the qualification to Officership in line with the Bible as seen in Acts 6:3-7, so that the many challenges we are facing today will be addressed.

“The Deacons of the early Church were appointed to solve and address problems facing the Church. Are our Officers today helping to address the challenges the Church is facing or adding to the challenges?”