The Migration of Christian Youth to Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches in Ghana: Implications for Mission Work

Paul Kang-Ewala Diboro &  Raymond Charles Ehiem

Issue: Vol.1  No.5 October 2020  Article 1 pp. 79-91
DOI :   |   Published online 9th October 2020.
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Recently, it appears the centre of gravity of Christian youth worldwide has shifted from the traditional or historic mission churches to Pentecostal, Neo-Pentecostal and Charismatic churches. This global phenomenon is also seen in a migration among Ghanaian Christian youth from mission or mainline churches to Pentecostal and Charismatic churches. What accounts for their migration and what could be done to prevent such mass movement? This paper argues that there are many factors that may determine the migration rate of the youth from historic mission churches. Interviews and literature study were the approaches employed for gathering of data. The paper draws attention to the fact that retaining the Ghanaian Christian youth in mission churches has become a major concern in a pluralistic church environment in Ghana.

Keywords: Migration, Pentecostal, Charismatic, Historic Mission Churches, Youth

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Paul Kang-Ewala Diboro is a Lecturer, Department of Theology, Christian Service University College, Kumasi Ghana. He is also the Pastor of Church Obuasi, Ghana.

Raymond Charles Ehiem is a Pastor Great Change Christian Centre, Adenta, Accra and St. Patrick’s Hospital, Offinso, Ashanti Ghana.

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