Church leadership plays an important and irreplaceable role in the planting and the
configuration of the missional congregation. The key to the formation of missional
communities is their leadership. In that regard, this article explores Classical Ghanaian
Pentecostal Churches’ leadership and leadership formation from a missiological perspective.
This was done through an exposition on their leadership system (structure). It was argued
that Classical Ghanaian Pentecostal Churches’ leadership is based on the Fivefold Ministry
(Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher). These leadership functions were therefore
discussed in the light of their missiological implication. The conclusion arrived at is that it
is not enough to discover one’s spiritual gift or calling; these gifts should be developed and
nurtured through mentoring and proper theological education, with the ultimate purpose
being to participate in the Missio Dei.