The Kaneshie Area of The Church of Pentecost organised a one-day seminar for marriage counsellors to enhance their capacity and competence for maximum impact.
The seminar took place on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at the Kaneshie Central Assembly auditorium, and featured four speakers, including Apostle Dr. Philip Osei-Korsah, the Director of The Church of Pentecost Counseling Ministry (COPCOM).
During his presentation, Apostle Dr. Osei-Korsah spoke on the topic “The Role of Prayer in Marriage Counselling and Resolving Disputes in Marriage.”
He emphasised the central place of prayer in marriage, the causes of spousal disputes, and conflict-resolution techniques.
Elder Prof. Stephen Ankamah-Lomotey, another speaker, gave a presentation on the “Qualities of a Counsellor.”
In his presentation, he noted that the character traits of a marriage counsellor include having a purpose, taking risks, perseverance, patience, and resilience.
“The character of every counsellor is very important as it sets an example for all clients,” he added.
Pastor Dr. Ebenezer Kpalam treated the topic “Presentation Skills for Marriage Counsellors.”
According to him, giving a listening ear is one of the vital aspects of the marriage counsellor in their line of duty.
He explained that the art of listening involves reflecting on words or facts presented by clients, their feelings, and body language. Conflict resolution is another essential skill that every counsellor must possess, he further noted.
Rev. Derick Emmanuel Koomsoon, the Director of Scripture Union Ghana, gave a presentation on the topic “What is a Christian Marriage?”
He noted that a Christian marriage is the marital union of two God-fearing Christian partners who hold their marriage ceremony and live their marriage life in accordance with the tenets of Christianity and the Church.
Also present at the seminar were Mrs. Elizabeth Osei-Asante (Wife of Kaneshie Area Head), the Kaneshie Area pastorate and their wives, and some Area Executive Committee members.
Report by Joshua Heizel (Kaneshie Area Media)