FGBMFI launches 71st World Convention in Accra
The 71st World Convention of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI) was on Monday launched in Accra.
The event slated from Thursday, July 13 to Saturday, July 15, is being organised under the theme; “Empowered for Service “and expected to attract over 2,500 Christian business men and women from across the world.
Activities lined up for the five-day event include morning teachings and devotions, evening rallies to deepen relationship with God, grow in faith and experience, the power of spiritual renewal, ladies conference, business expo, regional and youth forums,
Five internationally renowned speakers including Mr Francis Owusu, the Ghanaian International President of the worldwide fellowship, Apostle Joshua Selman of Nigeria, Joan Hunter of the United States of America, Dr Pearl Kupe of South Africa and Angel Caputo of Argentina have been billed to speak on the theme.
The National President of the FGBMF Ghana, Mr Emmanuel Baba Mahama, speaking at the ceremony said the theme was prayerfully selected to revive Christians and empower them to go and replicate the works of Jesus in their workplaces, homes, schools and various areas of endeavour.
He said as a fellowship that believes in the totality of God’s word, they have great expectation that as God’s children humble themselves before Him and seek His face, the convention period will be a time of miracles and the demonstration of the power of God.
Apart from spending time in the presence of God, Mr Mahama indicated that the convention will feature business seminars designed to sharpen the entrepreneurial skills of participants.
He said the task to call men back to God helps believers to be baptised in the Holy Spirit and grow spiritually, trains and equips men to fulfil the great commission, provides an opportunity for Christian fellowship and brings unity among all people in the body of Christ and all these would be fulfilled during the convention.
“We are not a church and do not intend to become one we reach out to people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through personal testimonies sharing experiences of what God has done in our individual lives,” he added.
The Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI), the world’s largest Christian businessmen’s organisation, was founded in 1952 in California, USA.
It comprises a group of lay men and women, working people from various professional and Christian denominational backgrounds.
FGBMFI operates through chapters – over 7,000 local chapters in more than 160 nations. Chapters are a platform for leadership training and bible-based teachings, corporate prayer, networking and fellowshipping, a structure and strategy that facilitates spiritual growth and impacts the total man.
The Chair of the planning committee, Dr George Prah, urged businesses and the corporate world to take advantage of the opportunity and donate generously towards being part of the history making process.
FROM LAWRENCE VOMAFA-AKPALU