Sons of God…. March Forward
This Ministry is also known as the evangelistic wing of the church, whose main objective is soul winning through effective evangelism. Strategies of Effective Evangelism are therefore the main lessons taught at witness classes. Besides, the Principles, Constitutions and Tenets of the church, as well as in-depth study of the bible and exploration of other biblical mysteries are all discussed at their meetings to produce well-informed members of the church who would not be swayed by any false external teaching outside of the Biblical principles. Visitation, follow-up, counseling and nurturing of new converts and backsliders are other spots where the Evangelism Ministry operates.
Other lessons on how to perform the various activities in the church, such as chorus leading, conducting services, worship leading, etc., are also treated to produce dynamic members in the local assemblies. They pray for the growth of the church and intercede for the afflicted, sick, lost, etc. They also train the youth and the singles to live pure lives and to effectively serve the Lord while single.
On the other hand, the movement organizes interesting programs such as marriage seminars, debates, quizzes, drama, symposia, etc. This movement is open to all groups of people, regardless of age, gender, position, etc.
Known also as the ‘backbone’ of the church, the Witness Movement started as the Young People’s Movement, only embracing the ages between 16 and 25 years. The members met to pray and study the word of God. This was followed by the emergence of an evangelistic group called “The Bombing Group”, the name of which was derived from the World War II, when the allied forces bombed their enemies’ territories.
It was this same evangelistic fervor which moved men like the late Apostle J. Egyir Paintsil, Evangelist L. A. Nyarko, Elders Johnny Mallet, Amissah Andoh, and many others from the bombing group; thus bombing the kingdom of the devil to set men and women free from the bondage of sin into the Kingdom of God. This group, having emerged at the beginning of the church, gave themselves to prayer, fasting, Bible study, and all-night service to be well equipped for his ministry. Through the directions of the Holy Spirit, the group went out to preach and establish churches in different places. This really promoted the establishment of the kingdom of God in the once occupied territories of Satan.
Around 1950, the name Witness Movement was adopted for the group and was unanimously accepted by all. The age limit was therefore removed after the introduction of the broad-spectrum name and the door was opened to all members of the church (men and women both old and young) to the work of witnessing. Since the group was constantly waging war against Satan, their battle cry was “Victory, through the blood of Jesus”. In time, other slogans like “Sons of God, March forward”, ”Arise and Shine”, etc. followed.
The Vision and the Mission of the Witness Movement
It is the oxygen pipe of the church which spearheads all outreach programs
To get the word of God to the un-reach
To offer training to the local assemblies
To nurture new converts with the fundamental doctrines
In collaboration with other movements they organize joint revival, retreats and evangelical programs
They are rightly involved in church planting programs.