25.06.2006 Religion

Presby Forms General Assembly

By Times
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THE Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has a new governing body known as the General Assembly.
It replaces the former Synod system.

The General Assembly has the Moderator as the head of the church and a clerk of the assembly replacing the former titles and positions of a Moderator of the Synod and Synod Clerk.

Six departments and directors have therefore been appointed to administer the assembly together with the Moderator and Clerk of the General Assembly.

The departments are Ecumenical and Social Relations, Church Life and Nurture, Development and Social Services, Finance, Administration and Human Resource Management as well as Mission and Evangelism.

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Yaw Frimpong-Manso, Moderator of the General Assembly, briefing journalists about the change in Accra said each of the departments is headed by pastors who have been appointed by the General Assembly.

The seventh department, which is Education, has been established, and said its director was yet to be inducted into office.

“By the General Assembly system, we have moved to the structure where the Presbyteries play vital roles in the system of administration of the church,” he said.

The constitution, Rt. Rev. Dr. Frimpong-Manso said is now separate from the Manual of Order which now deals with the practices or practical ways in which things are done in the new structure of administration.

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