Make Good Use Of Your God Given Talents
Bishop Richard Ayiku, Founder and Chancellor of Dominion Bible Institute (DBI), has called on all Christians to make use of their God given talents to propagate the gospel of God - the core mandate of Christians.
He said ''God has given each and every one a gift and when these gifts are brought together they can be used to fulfil the great commission'.
Bishop Ayiku, who said this at the 5th Graduation ceremony of Dominion bible institute in Takoradi, stressed that ''Christians must harness these gifts successfully to bring about change and accelerated growth and development''.
In all ninety students graduated with Diplomas in Theology whilst fourteen ministers and professionals were awarded with Honourary Doctorate Degrees.
Dominion Bible Institute, which is affiliated to the Bible Institute in the United States of America, is committed to give Christians especially in Ghana the quality theological education that would produce seasoned labourers in God's vineyard.
The graduation ceremony which was held under the theme: ''Pursuing Excellence in a multi-Faceted Environment'' was also used to matriculate 70 students into the institute.
Bishop Ayiku urged the grandaunts to use the knowledge acquired to preach the undiluted word of God to the world and uphold personal integrity and moral principles in a world that is faced with serious corruption.
Touching on the theme, Bishop Ayiku said a transformational Christian leader must be able to lead people to God's presence and help their followers to pass the ultimate test to go to heaven, adding that the said leader must first pass the test.
He appealed to all to support the institute in its efforts.
Chief Apostle Dr William McFaul, Founder and Chancellor of Bible Institute in the United State of America, tasked Christians to have a strategy in life, adding that it was only a strategic position and obedience to God's word that would enable Christians to receive God's blessings.
''If Christians can forgo bitterness, hunger, malice among others in their heart, then they can enjoy God's blessings'', he said.
Ms Sherry Ayittey, former Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, said the attributes of a good leader was the ability to retain information and strong sense of national culture.
She urged the graduates to strive to unite their followers and live a life of reconciliatory and humility and urged them to be wary of being disobedient to the word of God.
Reverend Mrs Sally Julie Armah, Principal of the Institute, said to date, the College had graduated more than 900 students from its certificate and advanced certificates programmes.
She said the college has also extended its campuses to Cape Coast, Ho, Kumasi Koforidua and Somanya with its programmes undergoing extensive restructuring with many new courses introduced and existing ones being revised.
Osahene Busumankura III, the Omanhene of Takoradi, who presided, advised the grandaunts not to be selfish but rather allow teamwork to prevail in all areas of their activities.