Christian Advocacy Ministry in African Christianity: The Nature, Prospects and Challenges in Ghana

Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong  ORCID iD

Issue: Vol.3  No.4 November 2021 Article 1 pp. 57-67
DOI : https://doi.org/10.38159/motbit.2021351   |   Published online 5th November, 2021.
© 2021 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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The contributions of the church to the social, economic and political growth of Ghana have been locally and internationally recognized. There is the need therefore,  to subject the nature, prospects and challenges of the Christian advocacy of the church in Ghana to intellectual scrutiny to identify the issues that must be addressed for the church to perform its advocacy effectively. The study is an examination of the Christian advocacy ministry of the church in Ghana. It used both primary and secondary materials to generate data. Minutes and reports were examined for some primary information. The analysis of the available information points to the fact that the church must pay attention to niche management, capacity building of church leaders, enhance its public theology, creation of platforms for reflections, address the attacks on voices of wisdom, and direct attention to the role of the non-clergy in the advocacy ministry for its future Christian advocacy ministry. The study has added to knowledge in the disciplines of Church and Society and Public Theology.

Keywords: Advocacy Ministry, Public Theology, African Christianity, Capacity Building, Public Witness

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Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong (PhD), Lecturer in African Christianity, Department of Religious Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi – Ghana.

Opuni-Frimpong, K. “Christian Advocacy Ministry in African Christianity: The Nature, Prospects and Challenges in Ghana” Journal of Mother-Tongue Biblical Hermeneutics and Theology 3, no.4(2021): 57-67. https://doi.org/10.38159/motbit.2021351

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