Reverend Professor Paul Frimpong Manso, General Superintendent of Assemblies of God, Ghana, has called on the Universal church to invest into the youth ministry and mentor them to the reach their God given potential.
He said the future of the church and the survival of societies were hinged on the youth but the church placed more emphasis on adults.
“We must invest in them, we should direct and mentor them, and also let them know their giftings at their youthful stages.”
Rev. Prof. Frimpong Manso made these known during the 20th anniversary of the Assemblies of God, Children’s Ministry-Ghana in Accra.
He said “…they are the future of the church, they are the future of our country and they are the future of the world, so let’s show interest in them.”
Reverend Dr Mark Akwasi Okyere-Kessie, National Director for Children’s Ministry, Assemblies of God, Ghana, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency said the celebration was to thank God for the growth of the Children’s Ministry.
“By God’s grace within this 20years, God has increased our number from about 30,000 members across the country, and now, almost exceeding 200,000,” he said
“…and apart from that, we the children ministry in Assemblies of God are working across more than 4000 churches,” he added.
Rev Okyere-Kessie said in the Children’s Ministry, memorisation of scriptures and studying the word of God was instilled in the Children to help prepare them for future leadership roles.
“When you talk about fun, activities or talk about the Word of God: memorisation of scripture, songs and everything, we are there so we are balanced, and that’s what makes us different from other denominations and other churches,” he stressed.
“I pray that Church Leaders, District Reps, Regional Directors together with parents will reconsider their stance, and utilise this opportunity to impact positively in the lives of our children before they grow into adolescence and adulthood,” he said.