Effective church leadership is crucial to accomplishing a church’s mission. God calls and chooses pastors after his own heart. In the Book of Acts, which is a model of the early church, leadership not only included the Apostles, but deacons and others.
At Faith Victory Ministries International (FVMI), Charles Antwi, serves as pastor. He is responsible for preaching the word as well as administrative functions that keep the church running. He is a servant-leader. The deacons who serve under him help him, as he is one man and can’t do everything. The deacons collect and pray over offerings, and recently they helped Pastor Antwi locate a new church location. One spearheaded a fund raiser which afforded members the opportunity to give toward the new church effort.
There are also other ministries in the church, i.e., the children’s ministry, women’s ministry, music ministry, technology ministry and others. All serve vital functions in the church, and it couldn’t run without them.
The Children’s Ministry is at the forefront of teaching the younger generation God’s Word which is the only way they can grow spiritually, while at the same time helping parents to be free of distractions while listening to the sermon.
Women’s Ministry is essential at all churches, because there are issues that women may only feel at ease sharing with other women. Also, the Women’s Ministry decorates the church for holidays and special events, cooks, cleans, and beautifies God’s house.
FVMI’s music ministry leaders praise and worship God through singing and the playing of instruments. They usher worshipers into the presence of God, and this prepares hearts to receive the special message God has for them. Choirs, singers, and musicians are necessary as God has told his people to worship him with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.
Technology has a place in all 21st century churches, and the technology ministry is essential for making sure cameras, microphones, laptops, and audio-visual equipment function properly.
Other ministries at FVMI include greeters and ushers who show the love of God toward visitors and members by making them feel welcome.