The General Assembly Office of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has organized a residential retreat for all Lay Representatives on the General Assembly Council (GAC) at the Bunso Cocoa College in the Eastern Region.
The event, which was held from Thursday January 24th to Saturday January 26th 2019 was organized to equip the Lay Representatives for the work of the ministry.
Speaking at the retreat, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the PCG, the Rt Rev Prof Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante commended the Lay Reps on the GAC for their commitment, dedication and concern for the Church.
He advised them to be resilient and persistent for Jesus Christ as the biblical Paul. He noted that although Paul was persecuted on several occasions, he never gave up. Instead, despite the challenges he faced, he was rather concerned about the spread of the gospel message and the growth of the Church of God.
The Moderator outlined his vision to the Lay Reps and urged them to be loyal to the leadership of the Church at all times.
The Clerk of the General Assembly, Rev Dr Samuel Ayete-Nyampong reminded the Lay Reps that as Presbyters of the Church they have major role to play to move the Church forward.
He further cautioned them to be very watchful lest they deter others from entering the kingdom of God because of their attitude. “You should serve as ‘doormats’ for others to walk on to Jesus Christ,” he said.
The Clerk also advised them to cultivate the spirit of humility in order to be able to relate well with everyone.
Source-Rev George Larbi