Sefwi Bekwai Area Holds Counselling Serminar web

Sefwi Bekwai Area Holds Counselling Serminar

The Sefwi Bekwai Area Counselling Ministry of The Church of Pentecost organised has a day’s seminar for members of the Wassa Dominase District’s Counselling  Team and officers in the District.

Speaking at the seminar which took place at the Dominase Central assembly auditorium on Sunday, April 21, 2024, the Area Counselling leader and Ashiam District Minister, Probationary Overseer Emmanuel Quaison, called on the participants to embrace the Counselling Ministry since it is very dear to Jesus.

He spoke on the topic, “Unleashed to Serve in the Counselling Ministry” based on Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 11:2, John 4:7-26, Proverbs 11:14, and Galatians 6:1-2.

According to him, in Isaiah’s prophecy, Jesus Christ was referred to as the ‘Wonderful Counsellor’ highlighting that among all counsellors, Jesus is exceptional. This, he explained, underscores the importance of the Counselling Ministry.

He disclosed that Jesus with his counselling prowess, as captured in Isaiah 11:2, provided solutions to those who sought his help.

Probationary Overseer Emmanuel Quaison indicated that through counselling, Jesus was able to help the Samaritan woman in John 4:7-26 to find peace and a lasting solution to her problems, saying, ”It was a turning point in her life.” 

He called on counsellers and officers of the church to avail themselves for people to share their challenges with them and help find solutions to their challenges.

“Members of our community are currently struggling with various challenges, and all they need is someone to share their burdens with. As stated in Proverbs 11:14, in the multitude of counsellors, there is safety,” he said.

He added: “It is our responsibility as Christians to support and help bear one another’s burdens. By actively engaging in our counselling ministry, we can bring back those who have fallen away, increase participation in the Lord’s Supper, and ultimately increase church attendance. This aligns with our mission of possessing the nations.”

Elder Michael Mensah, the Programs Coordinator, in a presentation on topic: “Basic Christian counselling skills,” highlighted the need for proper training of counsellors to prevent the breach of ethics, guiding the job and lost of trust from counselees.

Pastor Richard Osei, the Wassa Dominase District Minister, expressed his deep appreciation to the counselling team for their excellent work and pledged to organise another session.

He noted that proper counselling training would greatly benefit church members and help them address the various issues they may be facing.Report by Probationary Overseer Emmanuel Quaison

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