THE YOUTH MINISTRY IN PERSPECTIVE
The Youth Ministry of Winners Chapel Ghana has come a long way, from the days of the dreams of a few young men and women led by a pastor with a vision to curve to the days of stark realities of the challenges young people are faced with and how to help them walk through these tempestuous days of youth.
Ecclesiastes 12:1 “remember your Creator in the days of thy youth”
The vision of the Youth ministry is curved into a slogan so all members can know it “by heart” and leave by it in their daily life. The vision is “LOVING GOD, LOVING PEOPLE, CELEBRATING LIFE”
All our programs and activities are tailored to fit our vision, so we celebrate birthdays, weddings and wedding anniversaries, naming ceremonies, graduations and any other activities that provide the opportunity to celebrate life. Because of our loving people nature, we are warm, friendly, and very hospitable, in the Youth Ministry we see ourselves as one big family. Because we love GOD, we are constantly in HIS presence and developing our spiritual life through HIS Grace.
Our Mission is to help the youth in the church to foster an intimate relationship with GOD, to instill and project integrity, skills, competence and an excellent spirit in the youth so as to promote GODLY values, to encourage the youth to serve GOD and HIS ministry, to promote creativity, innovation and the spirit of entrepreneurship, to unearth and develop the great talents that abide in the youth, to foster GODLY relationships and fellowship among members in other to provide support for each other.
We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God, all-sufficient authority in matters of faith, doctrine, and Christian living. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe in the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ, and that He is the Son of God. He came to earth in the form of man and died on the cross for our sins. He rose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father and is now our High Priest and Advocate.
Our membership is opened to everyone who is above the age of 18years.
The Youth Ministry started 5years ago with about 15 members. Today the youth ministry can boast of a membership well over 150 with about 50 very active members.
We have organized five successive Youth camps with a continues rise in attendance the last one which was at Prampram saw a total of about 150 youth from all over Winners Chapel Ghana branches in accra and the other regions. Takoradi branch providing the highest number of representatives from the regions. The ministry has also established campus satellite fellowship on the Legon campus, which is thriving with an elaborate vision to replicate the same on other University and Polytechnic campuses nation wide.
The Youth ministry as part of its mission to promote creativity and innovation has established, the youth choreography group, the Youth drama group and the youth choir with the creation of other groups, which will help with talent development and bring out the creativity in the youth in the pipeline.
The vision of the current youth pastor, Pastor Opon, is to see the youth very vibrant and taking a major role in church activities, to achieve this aim, the youth choir is given occasional platform to perform in the main church to showcase their creativity and talent. The Youth drama group has performed a total of about 7 plays since it’s inception some two years ago.
New plans are being introduced to attract more youth in the church to participate fully in the youth ministry and its activities.
There have been a few challenges along the way, but this is to be expected with any human institution, but glory to GOD, this challenges have not broken us but instead by the Grace of GOD has strengthened us and made us stronger in our resolve to serve our GOD.
The future is a bright one for the youth ministry and we are more than expectant of what GOD wants to do with us. We are going places, leaving footprints in the sands of time, taking territories and making disciples of nations. We are generational impactors, champions and winners. We are too aware of our heritage in Christ and as ambassadors with him our future can only be bright and glorious and this is the path HIS Grace has set us on.
We entreat all young people in the church to find a place in the youth ministry and develop themselves. The lord is doing a lot with the young people in the ministry let’s avail ourselves and GOD will make us more than conquerors.