Pastor Jonathan Ebo Quaye, the Resident Minister for the Pentecost Students and Associates (PENSA) branch of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has met members of The Church of Pentecost who form part of the university’s teaching and non-teaching staff.
The purpose of the meeting was to throw more light on the newly-introduced “Resident Campus Pastor” concept and discuss possible strategies to enable them “possess” the KNUST campus for Christ.
The event, dubbed the Maiden Consultative Meeting, was held at the Dean of Students’ Conference Room on Friday, November 23, 2021. In all, 48 teaching and non-teaching staff from various departments in KNUST took part in the event. Among them was the Senior Assistant Registrar (Students Affairs), Mrs. Theodora Oduro, who served as the moderator for the meeting.
The first session of the meeting commenced with a speech by the Children’s Ministry Director and a former KNUST Vice-Chancellor, Pastor Professor William Otoo Ellis. He gave an overview of the Resident Campus Pastor concept by explaining what it entailed the relationship that should exist between the Campus Pastor and the university community.
Pastor Quaye, in turn, unveiled his five-year strategic vision for PENSA-KNUST (Vision 2026) to the participants. As part of extending pastoral care to the church fold, he identified counselling services and periodic visitations as key to effective pastoral care. This, he intimated, would not be limited to only members in PENSA, but also students on campus who may need diverse kinds of assistance or help in that regard.
Pastor Quaye also urged the participants to become academic and spiritual mentors to the students to compliment the discipleship and mentoring efforts of the Campus Pastor. He further stated that, as part of his duties, he would offer ready assistance to the Chaplaincy office as far as chaplaincy duties in the university community are concerned.
As the next line of action, the participants explored ideas and suggested operational strategies that could be adopted in order to possess the entire campus for Christ.
Pastor Ebo Quaye, in his concluding remarks, reiterated the need for all to support in ensuring that PENSA KNUST Vision 2026 is realised.
Having grasped the Resident Campus Pastor concept and the PENSA KNUST Vision 2026, the participants expressed their willingness to support the cause of possessing the KNUST campus for Christ.