The Principal of Southern Ghana Bible College, Reverend Doctor Frederick Kyereko has urged pastors to strive for peace and unity instead of seeking for material gains.
The principal said this at the 19th Western Regional Council meeting of the Assemblies of God-Ghana at Bankyim a suburb of Tarkwa.
The five-day regional council meeting which started from January 13th and would end on the 17th was on the theme “Unity in the spirit.”
Rev. Kyereko stressed that because most men of God had the agenda of getting money they always fight and quarrel among themselves.
He said as leaders in the lord they needed to desist from these shameful practices and rather lived in peace with one another and set examples with their lives.
The principal said unity could not prevail in an environment that was full of hatred, financial burden and war, therefore called on pastors to learn to forgive one another and keep the unity in Christ, adding that, this would enable them to win souls for Christ.
In a speech read on behalf of the General Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Paul Frimpong-Manso implored all districts in the region to set up new churches in every locality and work hard to double their membership.
Touching on the process of the Assemblies of God University Collage, which had been established at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, he said the institution had made lots of process and was now affiliated to University of Cape Coast.
Rev. Frimpong- Manso thanked reverend ministers, pastors and members of the church for their support, adding that, they should accord the same assistance in the year 2014.
The Regional Superintendent, Reverend Francis Wusu emphasized that though the previous year was challenging God helped them to improve upon their performance where they failed.
He said to preach the gospel to those in the remote communities in the region; they had provided six districts with a motor-bike each at a cost of 12,000 Ghana cedis.
Presenting the motor-bikes to the beneficiary communities which included Nzema, Bogoso, Bia, Amenfi West, Awowin Suaman and Juaboso the Assistant General Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Paul Dzane called on the beneficiary districts to use the motor-bikes to promote evangelism.
He also ordained eight reverend ministers and prayed for some licensed pastors, and advised the newly ordained ministers not to compare themselves with their colleagues stressing that they were called to perform different task. GNA