Full Gospel Church International (FGCI) has organised its 19th session of the General Council Meeting to take stock of their annual activities as a church.
This year’s General Council Meeting is special in the sense that it marks the 40th Anniversary as a church with an excellent performance in the field of academia and professional among others to the growth of National development.
General Council Meeting
The Council meeting which was on the theme: “Loyalty in the service of God” brought together distinguished heads of churches and Para-church Organisation, members and National Executives from Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) and other representatives across the country.
Addressing the council meeting, the President of FGCI, Bishop Samuel N. Mensah noted that, the vision of the church is to plant countless branches with one million devoted members across the globe by 2033.
Again, the church sees the Full Gospel Institute affiliated to the Bethany International University, Singapore, as a strategic asset in training the next generation of pastors.
“The objective is to strengthen and further equip pastors and church leaders of the churches as well as help build the FGCI structures for more effective management of the churches,” he said.
The President indicated that, he is working with the Chief Directors to put systems, processes and procedures which can support growth and effective communication between the FGCI Headquarters in Tema, Accra and Italy in furtherance of the vision and strategic direction.
Bishop Mensah who is also a member of the National Executive Council (NEC) of GPCC noted that, as part of the church succession plan, it requires them to train church officers who are above 50years to identify and groom younger people who could take over from them in providing leadership in the various departments.
Giving a fraternal message, the First Vice President of GPCC, Apostle Stephen Kwame Amoani noted that, the impact of their spiritual and socio- economic well-being of Ghanaians cannot be over emphasised.
“I pray that as you come out of this year’s Council Meeting, you will be united than ever before to confront the challenges of our time as we strive to evangelise Ghana and the world beyond for Christ,” he said.
Apostle Amoani who is also the Chairman of Christ Apostolic Church International expressed his profound appreciation to the church for the immense contribution especially financial obligation to strengthen GPCC to discharge its mandate to members and Ghanaians as a whole.
“The National Executive Council values almost the four decades of your contribution to the Council and commitment shown so far,” Apostle Amoani expressed.
Commenting on the theme, the man of God pointed out that, the Church needs to grow a new generation of Christians whose loyalty and commitments to the service of the Lord is unquestionable.
Other fraternal messages were given by other ecumenical bodies as a sign of bond of love and unity among the Christian fraternity in Ghana.
The Council Meeting was climaxed with presentation of awards to deserving members who have excelled in their fields.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS