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Church planter among Gonja people in Ghana

The whole Bible has just recently been published in the Gonja language. Why not work alongside the local Evangelical Church of Ghana to help them re-establish work among this unreached people group.

Be willing to learn the Gonja language and culture, and work within it to see a strong indigenous church established. Cooperating closely with national church leadership.

Qualities & Gifts Sought

Theological diploma; cross-cultural training and Islamic studies preferable. Good fluency in English essential for official purposes.

Experience and skills in storytelling or ethnomusicology would be an asset. Be willing to learn the Gonja language and culture.

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About Ghana

Ghana is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. 'Ghana' means 'Warrior King' in the Soninke language.

A multicultural nation, Ghana has a population of approximately 29 million, spanning a variety of ethnic, linguistic and religious groups.

Its diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical jungles. Ghana encompasses plains, waterfalls, low hills, rivers, and Lake Volta, the world's largest artificial lake.

The climate of Ghana is tropical and there are two main seasons: the wet season and the dry season. Ghana has a vast river system with an array of tributaries.

The Prime Meridian passes through Ghana and so Ghana is geographically closer to the “centre” of the Earth geographical coordinates than any other country.

With over 95% of its children in school, Ghana currently has one of the highest school enrollment rates in all of Africa.

There are eleven languages that have the status of government-sponsored languages, and English is the language of the state.

The music of Ghana is diverse and varies between different ethnic groups and regions. Ghanaian music incorporates several distinct types of musical instruments such as the talking drum ensembles. Ghana also has a budding and thriving film industry.

The media of Ghana are amongst the most free in Africa. The Constitution of Ghana guarantees freedom of the press and the independence of the media.

Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to launch a mobile network (1992). It was one of the first countries in Africa to be connected to the internet and to introduce ADSL broadband services. Ghana has a space programme and Ghana produces and exports an abundance oil and natural gas. Ghana is also one of the largest producers of gold and diamonds in the world. 

[Source: Wikipedia. Read more about Ghana here].

Ghana has 111 people groups and 17% are unreached. The largest religion is Christianity at 62% of which 22% are Evangelical. Islam is 22% and ethnic religions are 15%. 

[Source: Joshua Project]

Pray with us for:
-revival in the church
-young people
-a vision for the Ghanian church and for mission
-the starting of churches among least reached peoples

[Operation World, 2010 print edition]  

You can also use Operation World’s online resources to pray for Ghana.

WEC in Ghana

WEC has been working in Ghana since 1940, sharing the Good News and helping to establish the church, especially among the unreached peoples of the North. This passion for the lost continues to this day as WEC Ghana continues works to see vibrant, multiplying churches established and communities transformed by God’s power among the unreached peoples of northern Ghana.

WEC Ghana is seeking to share the love of Christ by using a holistic approach. Currently the work is based in the three regional capitals of northern Ghana at Tamale in the Northern Region, Wa in the Upper West Region and Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.

Our projects include:

Church planting

WEC is working in partnership with the Evangelical Church of Ghana to start churches in places where currently there are no churches and especially among the unreached peoples of Ghana.

Educational projects

A particular felt need among the communities of northern Ghana is for good quality education that will give young people better opportunities for employment. Educational projects therefore are a key feature of WEC’s holistic approach to mission in Ghana.

Guest house

WEC has a mission house in Accra, the capital city of Accra. The Accra mission house offers self-catering accommodation to WEC members and other visitors travelling in and out of Ghana.

More about WEC's work across Africa


If you are already living in Ghana, find out more about our ACTS13 Africa ministry, training and mobilising Africans to serve cross-culturally.


Position Type
Discipleship & Church Planting

Commitment Type
Long term i You need to be committed to serve 2 years or longer, in order to achieve more effective ministry, and be willing to undergo adequate training as appropriate.

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