The Work of Missions
Among other things, the Campus Ministry prepares the Apostolic students for the work of ministry by supporting them to undertake evangelistic missions in the various Administrative Areas of The Apostolic Church- Ghana. Though this document submits a budget for all the major activities of the campus ministry, there is a very strong bias towards evangelistic missions. This is deliberately so because the work of missions is the primary annual commitment of the total membership of the tertiary campuses and requires the most resources (both human, logistics and financial).
“Missions” may be defined as the sending out of specially equipped disciple-makers who cross barriers of distance, culture, or language in order to establish and strengthen the church in places beyond the normal sphere of influence of our members. Missions, then, is especially cross-cultural outreach, whereas evangelism includes sharing the gospel in one’s own culture. “Missions” is defined primarily by culture, rather than by geography.” The purpose and work of missions have been succinctly distinguished from conventional evangelism thus; “Evangelism is the church growing where it is. Missions is the church going where it isn’t.” The work of missions has been described as the core mandate of the church. Local church ministry is the work undertaken by the church as a body. “Missions” is that aspect of ministry involving the church sending people to do the work of the great commission. The end result of all true mission work is evangelism and discipleship – bringing people to Christ and discipling them in local churches.
Among other church ministry issues, “missions” is a commitment of TACCM. Since 2010, the leadership of APOSA and TACCM have committed to undertake annual capacity building interventions for all campus fellowship leaders. These capacity building interventions are intended to sharpen the competence and skill of members towards evangelism and missions. The campus ministry mission programmes which are implemented by almost all the tertiary campus fellowships across the country provide our youth the opportunity to fulfil the Great Commission of our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ.
The Apostolic Church-Ghana Students and Associates (APOSA) Campus Ministry, as part of its mission to enhance the unity that exists among its members, brings students across the length and breadth of the country together to share fellowship and train leaders. This yearly event is known as, Inter Tertiary Institutions (I.T.I) Conference.
Also as part of the Campus Ministry’s yearly programmes, Zonal Rallies are also organized purposely for the Senior High School Chapters with our university students supporting. This is done to teach our rich apostolic doctrine as well as orient our students at this educational level on the APOSA vision. As part of this programme, sessions like programme selection at the university as well as career guidance and counselling are handled by astute members.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEMINARS (L.T.S)
The Campus Ministry of the Apostolic Church-Ghana as part of its core responsibilities, regularly organizes Leadership Training Seminars for all its Tertiary Campus Leaders. This training is meant to enhance the level of productivity of our leaders whiles on campus and to the mother church at large.
Other reasons for such Leadership Training Seminars (L.T.S) are enumerated below;
- To train student leaders for effective leadership
- To prepare student leaders to be ministerial materials for the Apostolic Church-Ghana
- To promote and intensify teachings on apostolic identity among student leaders
- To provide a platform for practical exhibition of God given talent by graduate leaders