The Moderator of the Global Evangelical Church, Rt. Rev. Samuel Prosper Dzomeku, has called on the clergy to win souls for God’s Kingdom and to refrain from the temptation of wealth gathering.
He said, the behaviour of some men of God who instead of winning souls, embark on aggressive wealth gathering, has made the calling suspicious to the public as they think people pursue ministry because of money.
The Rt. Rev. Dzomeku was preaching the sermon at the Ordination Service of 34 Ministers of the Church at the Global Evangelical Church, Trinity Parish at Kotobabi in Accra.
Preaching on the theme: “The Faithfull Steward’s Reward”, the Moderator said, God is the rewarder of his servants and not human beings.
He therefore charged the Ordinands not to put their trusts in people and to overburden their congregants, for God is faithful and will supply all their needs.
He admonished them to share the word of God generously in order to make the needed impact on their lives and that of others.
The moderator cautioned all ministers to desist from the practice where sermons are preached and skills are devised to touch the hands/pockets of people rather than their hearts to give. Those acts cause congregants to give grudgingly instead of cheerfully and hence the congregants loose their reward.
He reminded the ministers that, their primary duty was to win souls for Christ and this they must carry out faithfully.
The Moderator assisted by the Rev. Dr. Yohanes Ahiabu, the Synod Clerk, performed the Ordination rites.
Rev. Mrs. Love Srebi, one of the newly ordained ministers, on behalf of her colleagues, thanked God for his grace upon them.
She also expressed their gratitude to the Executive of the Church, the Synod Committee, Past Executives of the Church, Faculty of the Global Theological Seminary and their families who were present to witness the ceremony, for their respective roles resulting in the success of their Ordination.