PAUL AMPONG-MENSAH & WISDOM DZOKPO
THE GREATER Accra Regional Secretariat of the Assemblies of God Church has held its maiden press briefing at the church’s head office with a view to building a strong and workable relationship with the media.
The event was organised primarily to bring on board all trained and professional journalists in the church to solicit their views on how to project the image of the church.
In an interview, the Greater Accra Regional Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Church, Rev. Dr K. K. Baisie, said the media play an important and crucial role in information dissemination, hence the need for the church to build and maintain a healthy rapport with the media.
He added that the cordial relationship would help promote the growth and development of the church.
Touching on the challenges militating against the church, Rev. Dr Baisie revealed that some pastors in the local churches or Assemblies don’t recognise the pivotal role the media play in church growth.
He, therefore, urged such pastors to rather welcome the significant contributions the media play in the advancement of the policies and programmes of the church to the general public.
He also bemoaned the leadership crisis affecting the church, and implored the leaders to work collectively in order to advance the cause of the church.
Some of the media practitioners present advised the regional leadership to encourage the setting up of media outfits within the local churches to propagate the vision and mission of the national headquarters of the church.
Mr Kofi Lucas, who is a consultant to the regional superintendent, proposed that “we form interim committee to steer the organisation and the activities of the group.”
Rev. Ernest Birikorang, the secretary to the region, was also present at the meeting and encouraged all the media men and women to back them to see the vision realised.