The final and second year students of the Special Ministerial Training Students of the Church within the Ga Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana paid a courtesy call on the Ga Presbytery Chairperson, Rev. Victor Okoe Abbey since his assumption to office
The visit of the group was to familiarize themselves with the Chairperson, and also happenings in the Presbytery, as well as to congratulate the Chairperson, Rev. Abbey in his new role as the Chairperson of the Ga Presbytery.
Rev. Victor Abbey and the Clerk of Presbytery, Rev. William Quaye received and appreciated the visit of the group.
In the opening remarks of Clerk of Presbytery, Rev. Quaye shared some development within the Ga Presbytery with the students, ranging from the decision of the General Assembly Council to create the Ga West Presbytery in June 12 this year for effective management of the Church.
He added that due to the administrative challenges of the current Ga Presbytery the need has come to demarcate the Presbytery into three which will be the Ga West Presbytery, Tema Presbytery and the Main Ga Presbytery for effective management.
Rev. William Quaye also touched church expansion program in the Presbytery stating that so far three Districts have been created in the Presbytery and they include; Ashaley Botwe District, Tiafa District and Aplaku District respectively.
On his part the Chairperson, Rev. Victor Okoe Abbey advise the SMT students to be committed to their studies and do more to add up to their qualification in terms of education. Adding that in most cases students of the Special Ministerial Training after completion do not improve on their educational qualification to meet up with their colleagues from the Trinity Theological Seminary.
“You will be bitter in Ministry with your colleagues if you don’t better yourself in acquiring high educational qualification”, he stressed on.
Rev. Abbey noted that it was also good for the students to respect the structures in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana and above all give honour to senior Ministers on the field, so that they can teach them the nitty-gritty of ministering.
The Chairperson took the chance to share his experience when he was a probationer Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, adding that it was an experience, which he wish all the students will humble themselves to go through that stage when give the opportunity.
On behalf of the group Dr. Osei Amponsah thanked the Chairperson and the Clerk of Presbytery for their time and promised them of the group’s submission and observation to the laws of the church as well as to be of good character in society and wherever they find themselves to the glory of God.