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27.02.2009 Religion

Bolga Evangelical Church inducts elders into office

By William N-lanjerborr Jalulah, Bolgatanga - Ghanaian Chronicle

THE EVANGELICAL Church of Ghana (ECG) in Bolgatanga has inducted eight Elders of the church into office, with a call on them to serve their members, and win more souls for Christ.

In his sermon at the induction ceremony, the Senior Pastor of the Bolgatanga Central Church, Rev. Samuel Apelgeba, told the Elders that their main responsibilities were to take care of the church, know the needs of their members, and report them to the central church.

“Walking with God is not an easy task,” was the theme of his message, taken from 2 Kings 2:9-14. Rev. Apelgeba urged the Elders to use their mouths to bless their members and not curse them. They should also ask for the power of the Holy Spirit, and use it to develop the church and its people.

The Head Pastor advised the members to be submissive to their elders, and do not do anything that could provoke or cause them to sin against God. Members should also lend their support to the elders when necessary.

The induction ceremony followed an interview the Elders attended last year, which was organised by the National Executive of the Church.

The elders included; Godfred Baffour, Presiding Elder for the Bolgatanga Central Church, Elder Thomas Apana, Winkogo, Elder George Adombire, Soe, Elder Simon Akolgo, Nyokoko, Elder Ebenezer Yindoo, Sakote, Elder Peter Ayamdoo, Dachio, Elder Afanee Elijah, Tongo, and Elder David Amante-ese, Bolgatanga Central.

On behalf of himself and his colleague Elders, Elder Baffour thanked the pastor and the church for the confidence reposed in them, and pledged to serve the church to the best of their abilities.