The 2017/2018 Batch of Ministerial Students who are undergoing their 2nd Block of Second Year Ministerial Formation Programme has undergone a week-long lecture on Ecotheology as part of their training.
The training which took place from October 15 to 18, 2019 at the Centre for Ministerial Formation of the School of Theology, Missions and Leadership at the Pentecost University College (PUC), Sowutuom-Accra, was intended to help the students appreciate the theology that underpins the Creation Care Campaign of The Church of Pentecost and to appreciate the fact that humanity is a vicegerent, thus partners in caring for God’s creation.
The course, handled by Pastor Emmanuel Awudi, covered areas like Biblical Foundations for Creation Care and Redemption of Creation, Roots of Ecological Crisis, Creation Care from African Traditional Perspective and the African Green Church Model.
The students were enlightened on the need to be more responsible for the environment and the effects of “ecological/structural sin” with reference to Habakkuk 2:17 and Revelation 11:18.
“As Christians, we must lead the crusade to reverse the wrong environmental practices by setting good examples in word and deed,” the lecturer said, adding, “The Lord God has entrusted his creation into our hands for us to till and guard it but not only to till, exploit and degrade it.”
The ministers were tasked to prepare and present what was termed as “Green Sermons,” sermons that speak to eco-care and eco-mission at the end of the course.
Report by Overseer Felix Brakatu.