The Word Don’t compete in ministry - COP pastors warned

One hundred and eighteen newly admitted ministerial students of Pentecost Theological Seminary had been warned not to compete against each other in the ministry that God has entrusted to them.

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One hundred and eighteen newly admitted ministerial students of Pentecost Theological Seminary had been warned not to compete against each other in the ministry that God has entrusted to them.

The Principal of the Seminary, Rev (Dr.) Emmanuel Anim, who gave the warning during the commencement service organized for the 2015/2016 group of ministerial students at Pentecost Convention Centre at Gomoa Fetteh last Sunday said instead of competing against each other, the new ministers should rather strive to become unique pastors who will distinguish themselves in their callings.

“Ministry is not competition, which sometimes creates strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, and disagreement. We are not in ministry for our fame, our recognition, our success or our glory. It is all about God,” Rev. Anim stated, adding that, the Christian ministry ought to be the epitome of selfless work and leadership.

God, he noted, does not entertain excuses. He therefore entreated the newly admitted ministerial students to be disciplined, hardworking and law abiding.
“Despite all challenges, do well to please God always. Even your lifestyle should be a message to the people,” the principal stated.

Rev Anim further urged the ministerial students to align themselves with people who will inspire them in their ministry, as well as look for faithful, available and teachable people to disciple and invest in them. Investing in such people, he explained, is to ensure continuity in the Kingdom Business.

“If we fail to pass on the baton, we shall be in danger,” he noted, urging the students not to see their stay at the Seminary as another classroom experience but as ministry.

He assured: “You will not leave here with anything less than 200 years of ministry experience put together by renounced lecturers.

In attendance were the Chaplain, Rev. Emmanuel Oppong Donkor, Rev. Johannes Koku Agoba (Lecturer) and his wife, Rev Christian Tsekpoe (Lecturer), Rev Francis Broni (Lecturer) and some wives of the ministerial students.

Upon the completion of the programme of study, the newly admitted ministerial students shall be posted to duty stations approved by the General Council of The Church of Pentecost to begin their ministerial work as probationary overseers.

The Head Office of the church is responsible for all the expenses of the course, which started September 21, 2015. Apart from Ghana, ministerial students were also drawn from countries such as India, Thailand, Nigeria, Swaziland, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, DR Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, The Gambia, among others.


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