The Ho Bankoe District of The Church of Pentecost organized a graduation ceremony for 38 officers who have successfully passed their three-year Lay Leaders Training Programme.
The ceremony took place on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Ho Bankoe Central auditorium.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Ho Bankoe District Minister, Pastor Seth Okletey Narh explained that the Lay Leadership Programme is an initiative by The Church of Pentecost for a continuous improvement and training of officers in both theological, practical Christian living and Church ethics and practices.
Touching on the purpose of the graduation ceremony, he explained that the ceremony was organised to honour the dedication shown by the participants throughout the training session.
“Normally the certificates are given to officers in the course of Church Service. However, in setting the pace this year, the District deemed it fit to honour the officers with a graduation ceremony in order to appreciate them for having stayed through the three-year programme continually and successfully,” he revealed.
Pastor Narh encouraged all officers of the Church not to sit back after acquiring the knowledge but rather put into practice what they have learnt by preaching and teaching others.
Also speaking at the event, Elder Emmanuel Asiamah, a Lecturer at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho, commended The Church of Pentecost for having established institutions that are not only looking at affecting lives with academics but to offer a holistic approach to the human quest for education by combining the academic with spirituality. “Holistic education is the development of the Spirit, Soul and Body,” he reiterated.
He further congratulated the gradaunds for their commitment and dedication throughout their training session. He also urged them to press on to greater heights.
“Education goes beyond certification and should lead to practice and transformation. The things we learn and practise transforms us, hence every form of education should lead to transformation,” he added.
Report by Overseer Felix Brakatu