The Chairman of the Church of Pentecost has warned members of the church to cease the organization of expensive and lavish marriage ceremonies with immediate effect.
Apostle Eric Nyamekye in a circular read in all Assemblies of the Church across the world said the marriage ceremonies in the church ought to be simple and not unnecessarily expensive.
The circular further urged would-be couples to always ensure that they organize very short engagement ceremonies so as to save cost.
“Pre-marital relationships, customary marriage rites (engagement) and weddings should be done modestly and decently to glorify God,” the circular stated.
Elders of the church have also be encouraged to attend the engagement ceremonies of members which is now seen as the preserve of the family members.
This directive attracted lots of applause from members of the Church which has its headquarters in Ghana when it was read at the various local Assemblies.
The Church of Pentecost is known to be one of the few Pentecostal churches which involve itself in the marriages of its members.
Persons seeking to marry members of the church have always complained of unnecessarily interference from the church and as such abstain from proposing to members from the Church of Pentecost.
“The church continues to hold in high esteem, chastity in marriage, and strongly frown on pre-marital sexual relationship between prospective couple…,” the circular continued.
Persons who cannot withstand the lengthy marriage procedure also abandon the church to go and marry elsewhere.
The directive, we understand forms part of the numerous reforms the church is undertaking to make the church attractive to mostly the youth.
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