After a lot of discussion within the Leadership and the whole congregation, the Church had the following as its Vision Statements:
1. To build a strong cosmopolitan, multicultural church within which the principal focus of all the members is mission so that the church serve as a light to the ends of the earth.
2. To convey the gospel to and build self-sustaining churches among unreached people groups of other cultures within Ghana, West Africa, and to the ends of the earth.
The Leadership also thought of strengthening the work going forward and so appointed the following brethren to oversee the work of missions in the church. They were to work closely to expand the base of missions in Ghana and eventually be a sending church in shortest possible time.
1. Dr. Steve Lawn—Chairman
2. Dr. Joy Lawn–Member
3. Mr. Kofi Amponsah Efah—Board Representative
4. Mr. Conrald Osei Bonsu—Prayer
5. Mrs. Amy Osei Bonsu—Secretary
6. Evans Fosu-Akomanyi—Youth Representative.
As we recount the many ways our church has increased our missions giving and involvement, it is not to pat our back but to inspire other churches to realize you don’t have to be a ‘mega church’ to do great things for God—you just need to be a church with a “mega” heart.
At the time we were renting house to conduct church services, we found every good reason to roof church building for others and supported students at the Bible School. We pursued vigorously the agenda of making sure that we make disciples of all nations. We have learned that we can never out give God as we bless others by participating in their lives and ministries.
Being raised as a church by America Missionaries and having pioneer leaders who were completely sold out for outreach work, our very pre-occupation was to make missions the main thing. Given our unique status at the time as the only English Assembly in Kumasi, though very small congregation then, we were seen by many as leaders in our financial commitment to Assemblies of God Ghana—supported Bible School and helped weak churches. A mention need to be made here that, churches like People of the Book AG led by Pastor Idrisu Tweneboah, Fumesua AG, churches in Bole in the Northern Ghana and some newly trained pastors in Burkina Faso greatly benefited from our assistance during our first year of existence.
Shift In Mission Focus
During the late 90’s and 2000’s there was shift of missions focus in the North Region to other parts of Ghana. For instance, we had Pastor Emmanuel Nuamah lesding a team to Eastern Region that resulted in the planting of three churches: Kwahu Praso, Sumanakese, and Dwebease Churches. We also had church plant at Hwereso and Kubease near Ejisu. LWC planted the Eagle Wing A/G at Awomaso and Salvation Warriors AG at Ampabame in 2005 and 2006 respectively.
There was a further boost in church planting when Brother Evans returned from the missions field in the north. The following churches sprung up during that period– Edwenase and Abenase churches starting in 2007 and 2009. Bonkoragya church also started in 2010. All these churches were started around Ejisu area. In 2011 we travelled to Watreso in Amansie West District to start another church. Brother Sampson Appiah, a member of LWC whiles working as national service person saw the need to invite us to start the church.
In 2016, we went back to Lake Bosomtwi area to start three more churches in three villages along the Lake: Pipie, Nkowi and Broadekwano.