Influence of Home Culture on Child Development in Church: The Case of Atonsu District Assemblies of God, Ghana in the Kumasi Metropolis.

Georgina Tabi ORCID iD , Michael Franklin Mensah & Stephen Kyei

Issue: Vol.3  No.1 June 2022  Article 1 pp. 1-12
DOI : https://doi.org/10.38159/jelt.2022311   |   Published online 7th June 2022.
© 2022 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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This paper sought to explore how the Assemblies of God Church in the Atonsu District is employing the home culture and its value system in its child development programmes. The study adopted a qualitative research approach and descriptive survey design. Data was collected from 50 purposively selected respondents using interviews. The data gathered was analysed using thematic content analysis. The study found that for the holistic development of the child, the church largely needs resources from the home culture and its value system. The study concludes that the home culture and its value system employed in child upbringing are not in conflict with Christian virtues of child education described in the Bible and as practiced by the Assemblies of God Church. This indicates that the indigenous system of child upbringing is in harmony with Christian child development programmes of the Assemblies of God Church. The study recommends that for any effective child development, the church must take into consideration the home culture and its value systems as this can help strengthen the collaborative influence of the church on the home value systems in total child development.

Keywords: Home culture, Assemblies of God Church, Collaboration and Child Development

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Georgina Tabi is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Religious Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Ghana. She is also a Tutor at the Department of Social Sciences – Wesley College of Education Kumasi, Ghana.

Michael Franklin Mensah is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Education, Winneba Ghana. He is also a Tutor at the Holy Child College of education, Takoradi, Ghana.

Stephen Kyei is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Religious Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Ghana. He is also a Tutor at the Berekum College of Education, Ghana.

Tabi G., Mensah M.F. & Kyei S. “Influence of Home Culture on Child Development in Church: The Case of Atonsu District Assemblies of God,Ghana in the Kumasi Metropolis.” Journal of Education and Learning Technology 3, no.1 (2021): 1-12. https://doi.org/10.38159/jelt.2022311

© 2022 The Author(s). Published and Maintained by Noyam Publishers. This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).