In a mobile-centric world where the youth are constantly bombarded with voices competing for their attention, The Church of Pentecost has launched a mobile application to provide content that will help the youth live the gospel in a noisy, distracting, and consuming world.
The first release of the Pentecost Youth App is now available in Google Play Store and Apple Store and it is designed to be inspiring, engaging, fun and relevant to everyday life.
It supports a Christ-centered life and helps the user to draw closer to God. While the Pentecost Youth App is primarily for the youth, other members are welcome to use it as well, particularly parents, leaders, and other family members.
“Everyone, old and young, can enjoy the inspiring content found in the mobile app and feel motivated to set goals and grow and develop-root in Jesus Christ,” the Director of the Youth Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, Pastor Ebenezer Hagan, has disclosed.
The app, Pastor Hagan noted, is a counter-strategy that can thwart the adversary’s attack on the youth, adding that, its features will help the youth establish holy habits and be well grounded in Christ.
“Though the youth already have tools on their phones to connect with each other, most aren’t gospel-centered like the Pentecost Youth App, which strengthens one another as they meet life’s challenges,” he explains further.
Features of the Pentecost Youth App
The app has many features to give users a safe place to help them focus on what really matters in life. The app contains inspirational videos, music, articles, images, and social media posts selected to motivate the users to do something in their life that will bring them closer to Jesus Christ and become more like Him.
The features of the Pentecost Youth App further allow the user to access uplifting media, track goals and plan activities.
They can record impressions and be reminded about what they’re working on. The app is also a safe place to communicate with leaders, Youth Pastors, among others.
While the app serves as a library for the study of gospel-related content, it can also help youth in “living” and applying the gospel in their daily lives.
App Users Share Experience
Over 2,000 people have already downloaded the app, which was launched on Staurday June 20, 2020 by the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi and assited by the Youth Ministry Patron, Apostle Samuel Asante, as well as the International Director of the church, Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo and the Director of the Evangelism Ministry, Apostle Dr. Jimmy Markins. The leadership of the Youth Ministry aims to hit over half a million users within the shortest possible time.
Sharing his experience on the mobile app, Samuel Botwe, said the app has so many benefits. “We’re reading gospel articles, we’re watching videos, we’re communicating with friends — all these things are wonderful, and they are especially wonderful when we can do it in a way that is Christ-focused,” he said.
He added: “We are so connected with technology, and this app gives us the ability to use that technology to lift our spirits where other sources may tear us down. It is a convenient tool to help us immediately connect with and point us towards Christ.”
Contributing, Irene Ayertey, said the app helps her to remember Christ the more.
“I am always looking at the app on my cellphone, and this helps me see the importance of turning to my Heavenly Father, find answers, improve my habits, and learn more about the gospel,” she stated.
Writing things down isn’t exactly something Benjamin Oppong likes to do. So when he downloaded the Pentecost Youth App and saw he could get a lot of useful materials, he was thrilled.
On his part, Elder Charles Quansah, a Youth Worker of The Church of Pentecost said, “we can be grateful that the youth are using their phones to strengthen positive relationships with God, their leaders and their peers. By using the app, their device can also become a source of inspiration and light.”
The Media Co-ordinator for The Church of Pentecost Youth Ministry, Pastor Pascal Asiedu said, as part of the vision of the Ministry which seeks to ground young people in Christ and unleashing them to possess the nations, there was the need to develop one-stop shop mobile app that offers answers to the spiritual, social and economic well-being of the users.
“The Pentecost Youth mobile App provides content for spiritual development through a Bible Reading Plan and devotional. The app offers users the opportunity to access a Mall, where users can rent a shop and advertise their products and services,” Pastor Pascal noted.
The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi said the youth constitutes 42 percent of the total pouplation of the church, adding that, if this 42 percent could download the youth app, the possessing the nations agenda of the church would go far.
By Felix Dela Klutse