Mission Financing: The Case of Contemporary Prophetic Ministry in Ghana

Daniel Nii Aboagye AryehORCID iD

Issue: Vol.1  No.4 September 2020  Article 1 pp. 67-78
DOI : https://doi.org/10.38159/pecanep.2020091   |   Published online 17th September 2020.
© 2020 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 article discusses the ways in which “newly called prophets” begin and sustain ministry activities. It argues that among the various ways “newly called prophets” use to raise the needed funds to begin ministry is a bare-foot ministry in public places. It also posits that charging consultation fees as a requirement to receiving the services of a prophet, selling “anointing oil”, relics, and prophylactics to aid miracles for seekers, and as means of mobilizing funds to sustain ministry activities in the media lack effective biblical support. Even though money is a critical resource in mission and church life, the means that are used to mobilize funds from the congregants must not be oppressive. The study employed a narrative historical analytical approach towards the discussion of issues. It is recommended that contemporary prophets must adapt good biblical principles and fundraising strategies that do not over-burden congregants/donors.

Keywords: Mission financing, prophetic ministry, money, charisma.

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Daniel Nii Aboagye Aryeh is the Dean of the School of Theology, Perez University College. He is a PhD Candidate at Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon.

Aryeh, Daniel N. A.,”Mission Financing: The Case of Contemporary Prophetic Ministry in Ghana” Pentecostalism, Charismaticism and Neo-Prophetic Movements Journal 1, no 4 (2020): 67-78. https://doi.org/10.38159/pecanep.2020091

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