Bishop Prosper Agboga, Minister in charge of the Peniel Ministry Church (PMC) at Logba-Adzakoe in the Afadzato South District, has stressed the need for pastors to intensify their activities in propagation of the Gospel and refrain from the extortion of money from their members.
He noted that some pastors, instead of concentrating on the spread of the Gospel to help win more souls, have rather decided to enrich themselves by using all means to extort money from unsuspecting people who were only interested in accepting Christ, stressing that the work of pastors ought to be seen as a field of commitment, trust and faithfulness.
Preaching in a sermon during an ordination ceremony for pastors in the Church at Logba-Adzakoe, Bishop Agboga charged the newly trained pastors to exhibit high levels of commitment in their chosen field to propagate the Gospel and ensure that they lead lives worthy enough for others to emulate.
Bishop Agboga also urged the pastors to be vigilant in the discharge of their duties, adding that as they made efforts to save more souls for Christ, they should try as much as possible to identify the needy and put in the necessary social interventions to support them.
The Bishop said the Peniel Ministry Church, as part of its mission, was to provide support to the needy and to heal the sick to ensure that the Church addresses both the physical and spiritual needs of the people.
According to him, the Peniel Ministry Church saw the importance of going into holistic missionary work, which makes it possible for the Church to bring more souls to Christ.
He further announced that the Church had been supporting the education of the youth in the region at the basic and second cycle levels, because their parents, who had accepted Christ, found it difficult to support the education of their wards.
Bishop Agboga, who is also a Lecturer at the Peki College of Education, commended government for efforts being made to promote education, and suggested that politics should not become part of the educational system where parties winning an election would come up with their own education policy, but rather a long term education policy should be developed for all governments to follow.
The Country Director of Apostolic Christian Network, Apostle John Dabi, who ordained the new pastors, prayed for the Holy Spirit to protect and guide them in the discharge of their work, to enable them save souls for the Kingdom of Christ.