Dr (Mrs) Shine Ofori, wife of the Moderator of the Global Evangelical Church, gave this advice when she addressed the Accra/Tema Presbytery Women’s Rally.
“Senior women must be treated with respect. They should not be cut off. They must belong,” she said, stressing the importance of recognising the various needs of members.
“We need Bible study, prayer, friendship, caring, sharing, encouragement and even fun,” Dr Ofori said.
Touching on the theme: ‘Establishing Women for the Kingdom Business’ she said the Kingdom business comes in different ways in worshipping God, child upbringing, husband support, serving the family, the church and the nation.
Everything we do when we come to know the Lord, is Kingdom Business. In other words, everything is ministry,” she said and Christians that there would be challenges and difficulties but they be assured that God’s day of rest would come.
Dr Ofori said the gospel did not teach Christians that there would be no suffering in the world, rather to pray to God to grant them strength to carry on and deal with the trials.
“The weeds would continue to grow with the children of God. This is the evil we find in the world Jesus gospel did not teach us that there will not be suffering in the world. A day of rest will come,” she said.
Dr Ofori also urged christens to be very discerning of the spirits, saying while there are many big churches today, thousands of people flock there to see wonders and not to worship God” there are instances where the chapels overflow during revivals only for the people to go on break when the revivals end”.
The Rev. (Mrs). Patricia Akpene Tegbe-Agbo, Public Relations Manager of the church who delivered the “Message from the Head Office,” said, the Church at its recent Synod decided not to invite speakers from other churches for the next 18 months.
The move, she explained, was to enable the Global Evangelical Church to fully develop its rich human resource potentials, flush out foreign doctrines that were gradually creeping into the church, and also rely on its internal resources to build the church.
Rev (Mrs) Tegbe Agbo encouraged the women to go all out to cast their votes during the December 7 general elections, while urging them to advise their husbands and children not to allow themselves to be used by politicians to foment trouble.
She also advised the women to strictly abide by the dress code of the ministry, and ensure that they were decently dressed so as to be the standard for the world.