By Samuel Appah-Peniel
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Asare-Kusi, Diocesan Bishop of Koforidua Diocese of the Methodist Church Ghana has charged leaders in the country to be servants to move the nation forward.
According to him, leaders in the country as well as those in the church need to die with Jesus Christ and live. ‘Suffering is part of Christian life. No suffering, no crown’ he added.
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Asare-Kusi, made the statement when he preached the sermon at the Climax of the Koforidua Diocesan Lay Movement Week celebration thanksgiving service held at the Bethel Society at the Osiem Circuit on Sunday.
The event coincided with the induction of Osiem Circuit Council Executive and the recognition service for the outgone circuit council chairman.
The Very Rev. Alex Tawiah Quinoo, the Superintendent Minister of the Osiem Circuit, inducted into office the newly elected Circuit Council officers.
Those inducted were, Bro John Ohene Ampofo-Chairman, Bro Godwin Hussey- Vice Chairman , Bro Richard Boateng- Secretary, Sis Theresa Ofori Nyantakyi- Assistant Secretary, Sis Emma Yemoah-Treasurer and Bro Emmanuel Adu-Organizer.
Preaching on the theme for the occasion, ‘ Die for Jesus and live’ the bishop advised members of the church to live a good lifestyle to attract others to Christ.
‘ Let us identify with the suffering of Jesus Christ and victory awaits us’ he pointed out.
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Asare-Kusi, reminded the Lay Executive that they were to assist their Superintendent Minister and not to run a parallel line of administration with them.
Taking turn, Bro Albert Opoku Addai, the Lay Chairman of the Diocese, charged the new Lay Chairman and his executive to read the constitution of the church to enable them know their roles.
Again, he charged the Lay Chairman to make good use of the various professionals and talents in the church to support its growth.
The outgone circuit council chairman, Bro Atta Boampong was recognized for his meritorious service to the council and the circuit as a whole. He was presented with a citation, kente cloth, a pair of sandals and cash.
In attendance were Bro Jacob Bosompim Asamoadu- Diocesan Lay Council Secretary, Bro Samuel Appah-Peniel, Excutive Member, Circuit Ministers and Bro Amo Duodu, the Circuit Steward.
Source : tnpnewsonline.com