The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has inaugurated the Young Missionary Movement Committee aimed at ensuring sustainable Church growth.
The Young Missionary Movement idea has become pivotal to the current Moderator’s project of championing Church growth so that the Church will grow to not less than of 1.5 million members in five years.
Inaugurating the committee on Tuesday 7th May 2019 at the mini conference room at the Head Office, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the PCG the Rt. Rev Prof Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante said the committee among other things seeks to revive the concept of missionary work among the youth.
He said the target of this program will be students in the tertiary institutions who will be trained and empowered to be mission-minded for missionary work during their national service and after. Their territories of missionary work will be within the Presbyteries (Districts) they have been posted to undertake their national service.
The Moderator reminded the committee that there are still many people in the world who have not come to know Christ and therefore emphasised the need for Christians to redouble their efforts to win more souls for Christ. He noted that the PCG had not done enough in evangelism to win more souls.
Rt. Rev Prof Mante reminded the committee that below age 35 years constitute over 70 percent of Ghana’s population and therefore any evangelistic activities of the Church should be geared towards the youth if the Church should continue to exist.
The clerk of General Assembly, Rev Dr Samuel Ayete-Nyampong in a statement recalled the evangelistic role played by some young men and women who accepted their call to be missionaries and the results is the establishment of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. He said they left their comfort zones to win one more soul for Christ in the bid of propagating the Gospel.
In response, the Chairman of the committee, Rev Dr Nana Opare Kwakye, Lecturer, University of Ghana, Legon thanked the Moderator for the confidence reposed in them and pledged to live up to the expectation of the terms of reference of the committee and its objective.
The terms of reference for this important committee include the following:
To help General Assembly Council, (GAC) through the Department of Mission and Evangelism, develop a policy for the establishment of the Presbyterian Young Missionary Movement
To be responsible for the planning and execution of the said policy within the constitutional framework and boundaries of the PCG.
To give a quarterly report on its activities to the GAC, through the Department of Mission and Evangelism.
The activities of the Board will be reviewed by the GAC every three years.
Members of the Committee include the following
Rev. Dr. Nana OpareKwakye Lecturer, University of Ghana, Legon
Rev. Dr. Martin Adu Obeng Lecturer, Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon
Rev. Emmanuel Quaye Past Campus Ministry Co-ordinator, Ga Presbytery
Rev. Erasmus Laryea Chaplain, PRESEC Legon
Rev. Gideon B Puplampu Director, Ramseyer Training Centre, Abetifi
Rev. Ofori Appiah Akuapem Presbytery Director of Mission and Evangelism M&E
Rev. Reynolds Oware Volta Presbytery Director of M&E
Rev. Seth SomGyampoh Management Assistant, M&E
Ms. Lina Agyekumwaa Asante Former Nat Executive member of NUPSG
Mr. Alfred Appiah National President, YPG
Two representatives from NUPS-G
The Young Missionary Movement Committee will operate under the Department of Mission and Evangelism.
Source: Rev George Larbi
Public Relations Officer-PCG