The advent of Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches (PCCs) in Ghana since the early 20th
century has significantly impacted its religious landscape. Migration of members from the
Church has become a great source of worry for the leadership of the Presbyterian Church of
Ghana (PCG), a Historic Mission Church which is 191 years old with less than one million
members. This article discusses factors for migration of members from Historic Mission
Churches (HMCs) to PCCs with reference to the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG). This
requires that Historic Mission Churches should train laity to become the active components
of the Church. Also, baptismal candidates should be given the option to choose the type of
baptism they prefer to resolve the issue of members migrating to PCCs to seek baptism or
rebaptism by immersion.
INTRADISCIPLINARY AND/OR INTERDISCIPLINARY IMPLICATIONS : The article contributes to the
interdisciplinary dialogue on mission and church growth, with emphasis on migration. It
provides missiological implication and reflection on the missional vocation of the church.
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