STRATEGIC VISION FOR THE YOUTH MINISTRY OF
THE CHURCH OF PENTECOST- 2015-2019
By the Grace of God, the Youth Ministry of the Church of Pentecost (CoP), has undergone significant growth from its inception in 1996 to date. Past and present leaders have played significant roles at each creative stage to re- invent structures and systems that have been able to meet the challenges and expectations of the times. We want to show our deepest appreciation to the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah and also members of the Executive Council for the trust vested in us, and their leadership and mentoring offered us over the years. Indeed, they have practicalised their passion to impact generations by grooming and tapping the potential of young people. May the good Lord continue to be with them. Glowing tribute is paid at this time to our two past directors: Aps D.K. Noble Atsu (Rtd) and Rev. Emmanuel Kwesi Acquah and their respective leadership teams for all the structures, ministry ideas and heritage they left in their trail as they led the Youth Ministry in their own generations. We also want to specially acknowledge our patrons; from past to present : Apostles D.K. Arnan, Dr Opoku Onyinah, John Appiah Aidoo and Eric K. Nyamekye, whose fatherly roles have piloted the ministry to this level.
The opportunity given the current leadership team to lead the Ministry for a second four-year term has been accepted with much appreciation. It has its own challenges and opportunities, which we hope to tackle in faith, hope and love.
This strategic vision document 2019 has been compiled with reference to the vision 2018 document- youth ministry version (which is still officially in full use; added as Appendix A), and A Review of Vision 2015 (added as Appendix B to this document).
We are inspired by the following scriptures:
- Proverbs 29:18:
Where there is no vision, the people perish; but happy is he who keep the teaching (MEV)
- Ephesians 3:20-21:
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or imagine, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (MEV)
We have an opportunity to consolidate and build upon what was achieved in our first term (2011-2015). it is hoped that, by the unerring spirit of God leading us, this document will offer all youth workers at all levels; from local to the national, and even the international level, an opportunity to consolidate and build on what has already been achieved in the past years.
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