Ten Ministerial Probationers have today Sunday 14thJuly 2019 been ordained into the Holy Ministry of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana at the Trinity Congregation in Takoradi.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt Rev Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante officiated the ordination service and was assisted by the Clerk of General Assembly of the PCG, Rev Dr Samuel Ayete-Nyampong and the General Assembly Council.
The Moderator before administered the vows urged Church members not to interfere in postings and transfers of Ministers who have taken lifelong vows to serve the Lord in the Ministry of the Church by distracting them when the Church wants them to serve in certain places during the course of their time of service in the Church.
He said “in the ministry, there was nothing like demotion or punishment when there are transfers”. He added, “transfers are not punishment. Do not compare the structure of your corporate work environments to that of the Church where if you were once a supervisor and you are made subservient at a new station you may feel you have been demoted. The transfers and postings are God’s calling at the particular times. “After my tenure as Moderator, I will still be a Minister. I could be transferred as a District Minister or a Minister in Charge serving under a District Minister”.
Preaching the sermon at the well-attended service, the Chairperson of the West Akyem Presbytery, Rev Dr Isaac Benzies Adu-Okoree reminded all Ministers of the gospel, especially Presbyterian Ministers to remember that each of them has a unique and different calling. He therefore charged them not to copy things that cannot help their ministry.
Ordination of Ministerial Probationers is a solemn and prayerful service conducted to officially mark the end of probationary studies for Ministers who have served a mandatory two year period under seasoned Ministers of the Church
The Ministers who were ordained were Reverends Emmanuel Adjei, Seth Adu-Gyamfi, Clifford Robert Amane-Sarpong, Samuel Amoah, Dr Benjamin Amoani, Emmanuel Anim-Boateng, Mrs Happy Anyana, Frederick Osei-Nimoh Gyetuah, Mrs Veronica NKrumah-Mensah and Samuel Offei-Darko.
In attendance were General Assembly Council Members, Ministers of the gospel, families, friends and well-wishers.