Presbyterian Church of Ghana commissions 28 ministerial candidates.

Presbyterian Church of Ghana commissions 28 ministerial candidates.

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) on Sunday commissioned 28 ministerial candidates into the ordained ministry, whom it will deploy to some of its branches across the country to serve the Church and help revive the faith of members.
The new ministers, comprising 24 males and 4 females, pursued different degree programmes in Theology at the Trinity Theological Seminary in Accra, based on which the General Assembly Council of the PCG expressed satisfaction at their work and approved their commissioning.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the PCG, Right Reverend Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante administered the Ministerial vows to the newly commissioned ministers.
The Reverend Gideon Populampu, Director of the Ramseyer Training Centre, Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Abetifi in the Eastern Region, who preached the sermon asked the new ministers of the Church to help clear fallacies about the teachings of Jesus Christ.
“We live in an age where some supposed men of God claim they are teaching the word of God but many of those teachings are adulterated, blatant lies, fallacy and misinterpretations of the scripture.
“To learn right is to commit to the teachings of Christ. Make every necessary effort to learn, study and resource yourself to show yourself approved and be able to explain the word to humanity with the intervention of the Holy Spirit,” he said.
As they took their first assignments, the Director admonished them to heed the counsel of the Senior Ministers in humility to be guarded to serve better.
“There’s the tendency that those who are coming into ministry would think they know it all because they can speak and preach. That is not the case, make yourselves humble enough so the Holy Spirit can explain to you what you don’t understand or remind you what you learned and forget,” he added.
Rev Populampu said the journey would come with issues, problems, challenges and from places they least expected, however, he asked them to focus on God to be their guide.
“For this world is rough and rubble so the only thing that cause us to keep going is the peace of the Lord,” he added.
Speaking on the use of social media, he entreated the ministers to ensure that they led their congregations and young ones to use the platforms responsibly.
The new ministers pledged to be diligent, prayerful and study the Bible and asked for God’s guidance. 
They also pledged to discharge their duties, preach only Christ, administer the sacrament, and support the poor, sick and weak in the Church and society at large.

The Moderator urged the new ministers to adhere to the principles of Christendom to enable them to stand as true ambassadors of Christ.

He urged them to learn to identify themselves with the practice of the Church as enshrined in the Constitution.

He told the new ministers that true Christians must show their status by portraying the character of Christ who was sinless on earth. He urged them to rely fully on the powers of the Holy Spirit and pray to pray to God always for His direction.

The Moderator was assisted by the Clerk of the General Assembly of the Church, Rev Dr Godwin Nii Noi Odonkor and the General Assembly Council.

The newly commissioned ministers are Joseph Acquah Nii-Odartey, Enoch Adubofour, Juliana Afrifa Aboagyewa, Jacob Akoto, Ebenezer Amankwah, Patrick Appertey Sangmor, Patrick Baah Kwesi, Daniel Osei Berko, Allen Boakye, Hannah Boateng Korankyewa, Boateng Israel Offei, Prince Asamoah Boateng, Emmanuel Darko, Celestina Dollah and Daniel Duodu Oppong.

The rest are Emmanuel Kojo Kade Asamoah, Martey Nicholas Nii Marmah, Mbeah Emmanuel, Nanor Titus Tetteh, Ofori Atta Francis, Opoku Samuel, Osei Rexford Enoch, Enoch Kwame Otchere, Prince Owusu, Samuel Owusu-Afriyie, Paul Owusu-Ansah, Benjamin Sowah Anang and Linda Efia Yeboah.

Source: Presbyterian Media

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