Category: General Created on Monday, 06 August 2012 09:34 Published Date Written by GNA Hits: 275
Accra, Aug 05, GNA – Right Reverend Dr Edem Kwaku Tettey, Moderator of Global Evangelical Church, has called on Ghanaians learn to forgive as Late President Atta Mills did to ensure peace and unity in the country.
He said it was critical for every citizen no matter the religious background to adopt the attitude of forgiveness to enable us live in love and peace for national development.
“When the Late President was alive, he was harshly criticized and all kinds of insulted reigned on him but his ability to forgive through the Holy Spirit is what has brought peace to the country”, he said.
Rev Dr Tettey made the call during a thanksgiving service to end the 2012 Synod of Global Evangelical Church on theme “Let Your Will Be Done” on Sunday in Accra.
The five-day synod served as a platform to deliberate on various aspects of church growth and also launched a Mission Fund support evangelism in the northern and other deprived areas I the country.
Recognizing the need to promote the growth of the church, this year’s Synod came out with some Resolutions to guide the church and these include tasking the Mission and Evangelism Directorate to develop a biblically effective approach to discipleship and a system to monitor and evaluate discipleship.
It also asked local congregation to design programmes to educate members to be law abiding and responsible citizens and design and implement appropriate social intervention programmes in the areas of education, health and job creation.
To develop competent and effective leaders, the Synod Committee charged them to adopt and implement a comprehensive programme for training leaders based on time-tested biblical values and principles of leadership.
The Resolution also mandated the Synod Committee to ordain Professor Seth Buatsi and Mr Jude Hama as honorary Reverend Ministers.
Leaders of Local congregations are also expected to intensify biblical teaching on faithful with a focus on tithing and offering and help strengthen the financial base and promote the financial well-being of members of the church.
In pursuit to ensure effective administration, a new Presbytery to called Tamale Presbytery has been carved out of the Kumasi and Nkwanta Presbytery whiles the Development and Social Services Department are also been tasked to conduct a survey of church members and assets in the month of March every year.
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