The Kumasi Diocesan Lay Movement has held its Third Biennial General Meeting at Bantama, with a call on the laity to tackle contemporary development challenging issues.
Mr. Kwasi Atta-Antwi, the Lay Chairman, urged them to campaign against environmental degradation, the declining sanitary conditions and increase in communicable diseases, indiscipline amongst the youth, corruption and other vices.
The Church?s main responsibility, he said, was to effect positive changes in the society, and urged the members to strive to discharge their duties with commitment.
The meeting served as a platform for the laity to assess its performance over the years and also to seek new direction to sustain its growth within the context of the Church?s general development agenda.
?Teaching for Effective Christian Formation ? the Lay Factor,? was the theme.
Mr. Atta-Antwi said the laity would not relent in its efforts to supporting the Church to complete on-going projects structured to bolster the financial base of the Church.
He called on the members to be active participants in activities of the Lay Movement.
The Right Reverend Professor Osei Safo-Kantanka, the Methodist Bishop of Kumasi, appealed to the laity to uphold the Church?s doctrines in their endeavours.
This, he said, was necessary to advance the cause of Methodism.
Mr. John Pratt, the outgoing National Chairman of the Movement, entreated the members to stay focused and foster good relationships with other sister organizations in the Church to enhance unity.