The Right Reverend Dr Setorwu Kodzo Ofori, Moderator, Global Evangelical Church (GEC), has proposed that the church establish more schools to safeguard the future of children.
He said the church needed to assume the role of grooming children to grow into responsible and God-fearing citizens and not leave it to governments, which could succumb to foreign influences to introduce “unhealthy policies”.
The Moderator said this in a sermon at the 2019 International Convention Thanksgiving Service on Sunday themed, “Effective Discipleship: The Cross and Our Commitment.”
He said children with “childhood behaviour and childhood thinking” could not handle some subjects adding, “even adults including; church leaders sometimes have problems handling sexual feelings and we’re talking about six-year olds, seven-year olds” who would be eager to practise anything they learnt.
Rt Rev. Dr Ofori underscored the need for every Christian to remain committed in everything they did, especially in their service to God, family and work, saying that was the only way they could experience breakthroughs in their lives.
Dr Archibald Letsa, Volta Regional Minister, who is also a Presbyter of the church said Ghana “is a sovereign state” and would take “sovereign decisions” without bowing to external pressures.
He called on parents to educate their children on sexuality at home or risked their peers, internet and television educating them.
Dr Letsa bemoaned the current declaration of the Volta Region as independent of Ghana by some group of people as disgraceful, embarrassing and illegal.
The Volta Regional Minister declared: “The Volta Region is still part of Ghana. Our people are located everywhere in Ghana. We are Ghanaians.”
He used the opportunity to caution members of the church, especially the pastors not to be involved in such “treasonable” issues which could land them in trouble.
Dr Letsa urged the church members to take advantage of the numerous government policies so as to create a better life for themselves and others.
He urged them to pray towards the 2020 elections to ensure that it is peaceful and Ghana remains united after it.
Speakers at the convention included Very Rev. Dr Edem K. Tettey, the Immediate Past Moderator of the Global Evangelical Church, Dr Mrs Shine Ofori, wife of the Moderator, and Professor Mawutor Tettey, Head of Surgery at the Cardio Thoracic Centre of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
There was free health screening and medical outreach for members of the church and the members of nearby communities in which the church sponsored over two thousand children and adults to acquire the National Health Insurance card.
Some personalities who served on the Governing Council of the Global Theological Seminary and have successfully completed their tenure, were awarded by the church. They were Mr Rockson Dogbegah, Rev. Prof. N. A. Kpobi, Prof. Mrs Victoria P. Dzogbefia, Rev. Dr Nyuieko Avotri, Prof. Oswald Seneadza, Rev. E. M. K. Awuitor and Rev. Wisdom M. Amenuvor.
There were also prayer sessions for the nation Ghana, and deliverance session for members.
The 2019 International Convention was attended by over five thousand members drawn from all over the country and beyond.