The fundamental thrust of the study was to investigate the social services
provided by the Assemblies of God church in the Suhum District of the Eastern
Region in Ghana. The study was guided by six research questions. The descriptive
survey design was used for the study. The target population for the study was
made up of all the church members including the pastors and leaders and nonmembers in the Suhum, Asamankese and Nsawam towns in the Suhum District.
Stratified proportional sampling technique was used to select the 100 members
from the church whereas convenience sampling was used to select the community
members. However, the 50 pastors and leaders of the church were purposively
selected. The instruments used for data collection were questionnaires and
interview guide. Frequency and percentage scores were used to analyse the data.
The results showed that pre and post-marital counselling, contribution to
healthcare and involvement in sanitation issues were the paramount social
services the church provided to the community. The main beneficiaries of social
services were the members of the church with occasional annexation to the needy,
poor and those who ask for it in the community. The study also revealed that lack
of finance as well as support from community members was the challenge that
confronted the church in its social services provision. It was therefore
recommended that the Assemblies of God church should consider increasing their
assistance to the community in the area of education, microfinance and conflict
resolution. Again, the church should solicit funds from external sources like
NGOs to enable them accomplish their projects for the community.
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APPIAH, PRINCE . "PROVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES BY THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHURCH IN THE SUHUM DISTRICT OF EASTERN REGION" Afribary (2021). Accessed September 28, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/provision-of-social-services-by-the-assemblies-of-god-church-in-the-suhum-district-of-eastern-region