TWO OUTSTANDING PRESBYTERIES
The 2023 National Evangelism and Church Growth Consultation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, under the theme: “Church Growth: Our Collective Responsibility” (Eph. 4:11-12), has seen the awarding of Asante and West Brong Presbyteries as the two outstanding Presbyteries.
The national Director for Missions and Evangelism, Rev. Dr. E. K. Sarbah, explained that the categories were the outstanding cumulative numerical growth and the outstanding cumulative percentage growth of Presbyteries from 2020 to 2022.
The first five outstandingly performing Presbyteries in terms of quantum are:
1. Asante Presbytery – 34,864
2. Ga Presbytery – 32,890
3. Akuapem Presbytery – 21,030
4. West Brong Presbytery – 20,457
5. Ga West Presbytery – 20,457
The first five outstandingly performing Presbyteries in terms of percentage (%) growth are:
1. West Brong Presbytery – 37%
2. Northern Presbytery – 32.6%
3. North America, Australia Presbytery – 30.4%
4. West Akyem Presbytery – 28.2%
5. Sekyere Presbytery – 27.6%
West Brong Presbytery Receiving their award from the Moderator
The inscription on the plaques presented read, “Oustanding achievement awarded to West Brong Presbytery. In recognition of your exceptional achievement as the best-performing Presbytery in cumulative percentage growth from 2020 to 2022. Your commitment to fostering exponential growth and progress within the West Brong Presbytery has set an exemplary standard for others to aspire to. Through visionary leadership, dedication, and unwavering efforts, you have exemplified the true spirit of service and compassion. May this award serve as a testament to your outstanding contributions and a reminder of the profound impact of your steadfast devotion to the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.”
“Outstanding achievement awarded to Asante Presbytery, for the exceptional dedication and remarkable achievement, the best performing Presbytery in cumulative numerical growth from 2020 to 2022. Your commitment to fostering numerical growth within the Asante Presbytery is truly commendable and serves as a beacon of inspiration to all. Through visionary leadership and unwavering efforts, you have set an exemplary standard for excellence in ministry and service. This award is a testament to your outstanding contributions and a heartfelt reminder of the profound impact of your enduring dedication to the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.”
Rt. Rev. Prof. J. O. Y. Mante, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, presented the awards and prayed that they continue and increase their zeal to exploit in the years ahead.