The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), has entreated Ministers, Catechists and Presbyters of the Church to abide by its tenets and principles in the discharge of their duties.
?It is unto us to adhere to the strict regulations of the Church, and to also follow Biblical doctrines in our activities, to advance Presbyterianism,? Reverend Kofi Amfo Akonnor Asante, Presbytery Chairperson of the PCG, advised, saying the church does not tolerate indiscipline on the part of members.
Addressing a New Year School of the Church in Kumasi, the Chairperson urged the leaders to ensure that all activities drawn up for this year by the various Districts and Congregations, were in consonance with the General Assembly?s programme of activities and PCG?s almanac.
They should also take keen interest in training workshops, intended to build their capacity to facilitate the physical and spiritual well being of members.
Rev Amfo Akonnor cautioned that the Presbytery ?would not hesitate to call to order leaders who acted in variance with the PCG?s mission,? saying, it behoves them to remain focused and committed to the ideals of Presbyterianism.
The Chairperson reminded the Catechists that it was mandatory for them to participate in the impending training sessions lined-up by the General Assembly, to sharpen their skills in organizational leadership.
This, he said, formed part of measures to expose them to good managerial practices, techniques in evangelism, and church planting.
He disclosed that the PCG had drawn up a strategic evangelism programme, to whip up its total membership by 10 per cent by the close of this year, and stressed the need for the leaders to work assiduously to achieve that target.
Rev Samuel Kwame Mensah, Minister in-charge of the Kotei-Deduako branch of the Church, asked parents to endeavour to inculcate Presbyterian values in their wards to enhance their upbringing.
The New Year School is an annual programme designed by the Church to assess its performance, and to also discuss activities for the year.
Topics bother on the achievements and challenges of the PCG in respect of social services, evangelism, education, health, and civic responsibilities, among others.
?Be Filled With Holy Spirit? was the theme for this year?s School.