CHRIST IN YOU! THE HOPE OF GLORY!! (Colossians 1:27b). The Grace and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen!
Pentecost Students and Associates (PENSA), is a group of members of The Church of Pentecost (CoP), non – COP members and alumni who share the same vision and values in the various educational institutions in Ghana and other countries.
Just as any other organization, PENSA UEW-K was established in the year 1995 in the University of Education, Winneba-Kumasi Campus in the Ashanti Region of Ghana and Kwadaso Area of the Church of Pentecost. It has a current membership of about 1007.
This religious denomination is dedicated to seeking the establishment and expansion of God’s Kingdom on earth by preaching the Gospel to all, and also devoted to the promotion of the spiritual growth of all the brethren.
In the coming years, PENSA UEW-K will strive to become a Church whose members go to possess their campuses and the world at large by influencing every worldview, thought and behavior with kingdom principles, values and lifestyle thereby, turning many people to Christ.
Also in line with the vision of the Youth Ministry of the Church of Pentecost, we are carrying out the following kingdom business mandate;
- The Discipleship Mandate
- The Unleashing Mandate
- The Holistic Development Mandate
Amidst this perilous times where the church has become a target, members are encouraged to have close fellowship with God everywhere they find themselves.
We have service on Sundays at 6:30am at the ESA Pavilion behind the Reynolds Okai Building.
PENSA UEW-K seeks to possess the university and its surrounding communities for Christ and also to impact the communities. As a means of preparation for function in the Father’s vineyard, each member belongs to one of our wings namely: Bible Study, Evangelism, Organizing, His Majesty Praise Incorporated, ushering and protocol, organizing transport, editorial bard, Prayer Force among many others.
For the essence of fellowship, there are dawn meetings at the various halls and hostel levels both on and off-campus. Wings also hold weekly prayer meetings and other meetings. With all these structures in place, the Church functions and grows to fullness impacting our world and awaiting the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Tenets of the church
We believe in the divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scriptures. We believe that the Bible is infallible in its declaration, final in its authority, all-sufficient in its provisions and comprehensive in its sufficiency (2Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).
We believe in the existence of the One True God, Elohim, Maker of the whole universe; indefinable, but revealed as Triune Godhead— Father, Son and Holy Spirit-One in nature, essence and attributes; Omniscient, Omnipotent and Omnipresent (Genesis 1:1; Mathew 3:16-17; 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
We believe that “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Genesis 3:1-19; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23), and are subject to eternal punishment (Matthew 13:41, 42; Romans 6:23), and need Repentance (Acts 2:38; Matthew 4:17; Acts 20:21) and Regeneration (John 3:3,5; Titus 3:5).
We believe that humanity’s need of a Saviour has been met in the person of Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:21; John 4:42; Acts 2:36; Ephesians 5:23; Philippians 2:6-11), because of His Deity (Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1; John 20:38; Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13,14), Virgin Birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:25-27), Sinless Life (John 8:46; Hebrews 4:15; 2 Corinthians 5:21), Atoning Death (Romans 3:25; Hebrews 9:22; 1John 2:2), Resurrection (Matthew 28:5-7; Acts 2:24; Acts 2:36; Acts 10:39,40; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4) and Ascension (Acts 1:9-11; Acts 2:33-36), His Abiding Intercession (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25) and His Second Coming to judge the living and the dead (Acts 1:11; Acts 10:42; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; 2 Timothy 4:1; Revelation 22:12, 20).
We believe that all humanity have to repent of and confess their sins before God (Luke 15:7; Acts 2:38; Acts 3:19; Acts 17:30), and believe in the vicarious death of Jesus Christ to be justified before God (Romans 4:25; Romans 5:1). We believe in the sanctification of the believer through the working of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Corinthians 6:11) and in God’s gift of eternal life to the believer (John 17:2,3; John 10:27, 28; Romans 6:23b; 1 John 5:11-13).
We believe in the ordinance of Baptism by immersion as a testimony of a convert who has attained a responsible age of about 13 years (Matthew 3:16; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9, 10; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38). Infants and children are not baptized but are dedicated to the Lord (Mark 10:13-16; Luke 2:22-24,34). We believe in the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion, which should be partaken by all members who are in full fellowship (Luke 22:19-20; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-33).
We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit for all believers with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues (Joel 2:28,29; Ac. 2:3,4,38,39; 10:44-46;19:1-6); and in the operation of the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 12:11-18; 28:30; Rom. 12:6-8; Gal. 5.22,23)
We believe that the healing of sickness and disease is provided for God’s people in the atonement. The Church is, however, not opposed to soliciting the help of qualified medical practitioners (2 Kings 20:7; Mathew 9:12; Luke 10:34; Colossians 4:14).
We believe in tithing and in the giving of free-will offerings towards the cause of carrying forward the Kingdom of God. We believe that God blesses a cheerful giver (Genesis 14:18-20; 28:20-22; Malachi 3:6-10; Mathew 23:23; Acts 20:35; 1 Corinthians 16:1-3; 2 Corinthians 9:1-9).
We believe in the Second Coming of Christ and the Resurrection of the dead, both the saved and the unsaved – they that are saved, to the resurrection of life; and the unsaved, to the resurrection of damnation (Mark 13: 26; Daniel 12:2; John 5: 28-29; Acts 1:11; 10:42; Romans 2:7-11; 6:23).
We believe in the institution of marriage as a union established and ordained by God for the lifelong, intimate relationship between a man as husband and a woman as wife as biologically defined at birth. We believe that God instituted marriage primarily for mutual help, fellowship and comfort that one ought to have for the other and for honourable procreation of children, and their training in love, obedience to the Lord and responsible citizenship. (Genesis 2:18, 21-25; Matthew 19:4-6; 1 Corinthians 7:1-2).