Date: May 18, 2017
Christians have been urged to adopt pragmatic approaches to mentor the youth, especially young Christian women.
“The older generation always has a responsibility in passing what they have received to the next generation in all diligence and consciousness”. He noted.
The call was made by the Suhum Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Mike Etrue, when delivering the keynote address at a 4-day Residential Leadership Training organised by the Suhum Area Women’s Ministry from 10th to 12th May, 2017 at the Flosam Institute of Nursing and Allied Health Science.
Speaking on the topic: “Women Leading an Example of Christ in Baton Changing” with Bible references from Psalm 78:1-6 and Judges 2:10, Apostle Etrue explained that Christians have core responsibility to inculcate positive virtues in the younger generation.
According to him, Christians must be grounded in the word of God and have deeper knowledge of Christ before they can successfully pass on the baton to the next generation.
Apostle Etrue bemoaned that sometimes instead of leaders consciously giving what they have to the younger generation, they find it more comfortable complaining about the weaknesses of the youth. He urged church leaders to effectively pass on the treasures that they have acquired to the younger generation.
He further urged leaders to draw the youth closer, show personal interest in their wellbeing, assign them roles in the church and finally intercede for them in prayers. He appealed to leaders to diligently to be examples of Christ in handing over the baton to the next generation.
Among the speakers were: Pastor Benedict Eghan, PENSA ITI Traveling Secretary for Suhum Sector; Deaconess Dr. Christiana Asiedu, Lecturer at the Department of Health Science Education - University of Cape Coast, and Mrs. Ernestina Etrue, wife of the Suhum Area Head. Topics treated included: “Mentoring the Youth in Baton Changing,” “Example of Christ in Women’s Ministry” and “Change Management.”
Report by: Samuel Danso
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