The Rev Dr Kwame Amoah- Kuma, Chairperson of the West Akyem Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has expressed concern about the high rate of greediness and corruption in the Ghanaian society.
He said greed and corruption were killing Ghana slowly and called for efforts to save the country from running into a ditch.
Rev Dr Amoah-Kuma expressed the concern at the commissioning of 41 Ministerial Probationers into the Church at Abetifi Kwahu.
The new ministers would be deployed to branches of the church across the country.
The new ministers, comprising nine females and 32 males, pursued a three-year certificate course in ministry at the Ramseyer Training Centre, Abetifi Kwahu, based on which the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) Council expressed satisfaction with their work and generally approved their commissioning.
Rev Dr Amoah-Kumah urged the new ministers to adhere to the principles of Christendom to enable them to stand as true ambassadors of Christ.
He reminded them to see themselves as ministers of the Gospel and learn to identify themselves with the practice of the Church as enshrined in the Constitution and of the Holy Ministry.
Rev Dr Amoah-Kumah cautioned the new ministers against the syndrome of trying to get rich quick by all means and urged them to focus on preaching the Gospel to win souls for Christ. Rev. Dr Amoah-Kumah said post-modern culture was fundamentally hostile to the gospel because ?it is hostile to any spiritual intervention in our lives,? and this demanded that the church prepared pastors who knew how to think theologically and pastorally to face such intellectual hostility?.
He urged members to pray to God to help the country and particularly the Church to overcome the challenges it is going through saying ?we may not have had a dramatic change as Paul, but still our new life should honour God in every way?.
Mr Michael Ofosu-Yeboah, one of the newly commissioned ministers who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, expressed gratitude to the Church for its support for them throughout the training period.
He said he and his colleagues were aware of the state of affairs of the Church and pledged to rely on the Holy Spirit to help build church of Christ.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, who administered the Ministerial Vows to the newly commissioned ministers, urged them not to forget about their vows and work hard towards wining more souls into the Kingdom of God.
The Moderator was assisted by the Clerk of General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Reverend Dr Samuel Ayetey-Nyampong, and other presbytery chairpersons.