Right Reverend Dr Kwabena Amonoo-Niezer, Chancellor of the Dominion Theological institute (DTI) in Accra, has observed that despite the influx of Bishops in the Charismatic Churches, “there is no unity, direction and one voice.”
For this reason, he said, the Dominion College of Bishops (DCB), the first Charismatic College of Bishops in Ghana, would gather people or ministries with like vision and mission, and create a congenial atmosphere for fellowship and growth.
Rt Rev Dr Amonoo-Niezer who made the observation in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Tema to throw more light on the activities of the DCB, said as an independent Christian organization, the College was born out of a vision to bring divine order to the body of Christ.
Bishop Amonoo-Niezer who is also the Founder of the Dominion Fire Chapel International, a charismatic denomination, said the vision statement of the College was to train the Bishops and the Bishops-elect, to ensure an insight of their overall academic administrative and leadership skills with those of like vision, and to foster fellowship within the Bishopric Community.
On the Mission Statement of the College, the DTI Chancellor said, it would enhance the work of member-ministries and churches, by making resources available to them to create opportunities for fellowship, training in the Word of God , and other activities designed to build, maintain and sustain the vision of each individual member ministry and church.
“The College will assist in planting spirit-filled Christian ministries and churches in underserved areas worldwide, and create Christian business initiatives so that affiliates are viable in their communities.”
Touching on the Consecration of Bishops, Rt Rev Dr Amonoo-Niezer, a Revivalist, Teacher and Preacher of the Word, gave the assurance that worthy apostles or servants, would be elected as auxiliary bishops, trained and consecrated into the full office of bishop in the Episcopal Order, with proper credentials under the local and international laws.
On the ordination of Reverend Ministers, Bishop Amonoo-Niezer said the DCB “will train and ordain into the five-fold ministry of people who have the calling of God upon their lives; ordain as Reverend Ministers, and be inducted as Apostles.”
The College, he said, would grant ministerial licence to qualified persons called to work in the Lord’s Vineyard.
Turning to Affiliation, Rt Rev Dr Amonoo-Niezer, a Chemical Engineer by profession, said membership of the affiliate group was opened to all Christian ministries, churches and individuals who shared like visions and beliefs.
He said there were four levels of Affiliation, and named them as Full, General, Individual and Associate Affiliations.
Bishop Amonoo-Niezer indicated that depending on the level of Affiliation, one would be enabled to attend and participate in business meetings of the College.
He intimated that Pastoral Care for the Clergy, Training, Ordination and Licensing, were some of the benefits of the Affiliation. GNA