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23.03.2009 Religion

Leadership of men’s fellowship advised to be forward-looking


Mr Richard S. Quarshie, National Chairman of the Association of the Methodist Men's Fellowships, has advised the leadership to be forward-looking and adopt pragmatic measures which will make the fellowship maintain its role as the bedrock of the Methodist Church.

He has therefore called for self-sacrifice, call to service and loyalty on the part of the members towards enhancing the work of God.

Mr Quarshie said this at a thanksgiving and induction service for the newly-elected executives to round-off the fifth biennial delegates' conference of the Kumasi Diocese of the Association of Men's Fellowships at Suame Emmanuel Methodist Church in Kumasi on Sunday.

The new executives included Mr Bright Osei Agyemang, chairman, Mr Edward Nketiah Asante, vice-chairman, Mr Aristotle Ayensu, secretary, Mr William Sam Baidoo, treasurer, Mr Peter Kondua Mensah, public relations officer and Mr Robert Osei, chaplain.

He stressed the need for effective leadership on the part of the executives, saying, they should serve the church and the fellowship wholeheartedly.

Mr Quarshie urged the executives to adopt their own leadership style and come out with ideas which will strengthen and fortify the fellowship.

He advised them to pursue the formation of branches of the fellowship in all the 45 societies in the diocese, while also rekindling the dormant ones.

Very Rev Peprah Yeboah, Kumasi Diocesan Chaplain of the fellowship, called on the members not to be led by false sense of living and illegal acquisition of property.

“The propensity to acquire wealth has been a problem among some Christians and non-Christians, warning that such a practice in the end will lead to destruction,” he said

Very Rev Yeboah advised the fellowship members to be steadfast, stand by the faith and forsake worldly things to inherit the kingdom of God, adding “live by your principles as men's fellowship”.

Twenty-four members who had rendered dedicated and loyal services to the fellowship were rewarded with certificates and parcels.

They included Mr Bright Osei Agyeman, Mr Asare Yeboah, immediate-past diocesan chairman and Mr Francis Kwateng, former Ashanti Regional Manager of the Ghana News Agency and executive member of the fellowship.