A Study of Mark 16:14-18: It’s Implications for Missionary Work in Asante Akim Central District of Ghana Baptist Convention

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August, 2016
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The exegesis of Mark 16:14-18 revealed that the main command is to “preach the Gospel” whilst “going” is a participle supporting the main command. Preaching the Gospel to all creatures encompasses evangelization and discipling the members converted which would result in both qualitative and quantitative growth. The study was conducted at the Asante Akim Central Baptist Churches (AACBC‟S) through the administration of questionnaire, interviews and the report of Asante Akim Central Zonal Ministers and Church Workers Conference (AACZMCWC) held at Truth Baptist (Konongo-Odumasi. A number of relevant written materials such as biblical commentaries and handbooks were consulted. The research has revealed that the numerical growth of Baptist Churches in the district is not up to the projections that some ministers and church leaders have proposed for their various churches. The study recommends intensification of outreach programmes that would ensure qualitative and quantitative growth of all Baptist Churches in Asante Akim Central District.
A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Philosophy in Religious Studies