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18.11.2011 Education

Akuapem Presbytery inaugurates Bible and music school

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Akropong- Akuapem, (E/R), Nov. 18, GNA - The Akuapem Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has launched its first Bible and Music School at Akropong. The school is the third to be established within the Presbyterian Church of Ghana after the Ga and Ashanti Presbyteries.

The Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, the Reverend Herbert Anim- Oppong, who represented the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church, commended the Akuapem Presbytery for the establishment of the school.

He said the time had come for the people of God to come together to expose those men of God who were bringing the image of the Church into disrepute so that genuine Christians to be identified.

He said Christendom and the society at large would suffer should people be made to lose their faith as a result of the activities of the bad nuts.

Rev Anim-Oppong, however, appealed to other presbyteries to also consider the school project, saying that, the Church would continue to support the school to ensure its sustainability.

The Chairperson of the Akuapem Presbytery and Chancellor of the School, Rev Dr Samuel Ayete-Nyampong, said the establishment of the school would be the vehicle to build the human resource capacity of the Presbytery.

He said the school had been established with wide range of courses that would enhance the capabilities of the Church members and reposition the presbytery to accelerate the Church's growth, evangelism, personal spirituality and leadership development.

Rev Ayete-Nyampong said the emphasis of the school would be more on Practical Theology interfaced with ordinary things of life such as Science and Technology, Social Issues, Health and Psychological Matters, Language Skills and ability to make the gospel message relevant to the challenges of the 21st Century.

He said the addition of the music school became necessary due to the fact that Church Music had become generally noisy and had lost the flavour of real inspirational music.

He said the school would be opened to both church members and non- members and, therefore, urged Christians in general to take advantage of it to equip themselves.

The Board of Directors of the school was inaugurated and it includes Rev Dr Charles Gyan Duah, Rev Samuel Yeboah Antwi, Madam Rose Oduro Koranteng, Rev Daniel Nyarko and Rev. Dr Samuel Ayete-Nyampong with Rev Raymond Baah-Abeka as Registrar and Mrs Henrietta Quist as Assistant Registrar.


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