Cape Coast, Dec. 10, GNA - Ghana risks losing its Christian dominance in the next 50 years if Christians failed to rigorously evangelise to add more souls into God’s Kingdom, Reverend Chris Adjei Banuah, Senior Pastor of the Calvary Life Chapel International, has warned.
He said unless Pastors refocus their ministerial assignments to adopt the basic culture of training their congregation to be “evangelism conscious” Christianity will die in Ghana in the next few decades.
Rev Adjei-Banuah, who was delivering the sermon at the graduation ceremony of some newly ordained pastors in Cape Coast on Saturday, expressed concern that many Christians have become nominal, dormant and lukewarm towards the things of God
A total of 125 pastors who received training were awarded Diplomas, BA, Masters and Doctorate degrees in Theology by the American Bible University(ABU), USA with the Abundant Life Ministerial Institute, Ghana facilitating.
“The dominance of Christianity in the country must not be taken for granted, he cautioned adding “we danced enough in our churches, it is time to move out where the souls are and win them to sustain and make Christianity relevant”.
Rev Adjei-Banuah recalled how the early missionaries trained the heads of their institutions and turned them into local preachers to win people for Christ through evangelism thereby making a huge impact and urged Christians to get out of their comfort zone and ‘work'.
Dr Olayinka Olubunmi Williams, President of ABU, USA, said as ambassadors for Christ, they must adopt a healthy prayer life and develop a close relationship with God and keep their integrity in check to help build a healthy Church through evangelism.
She reminded the new Pastors that Jesus’ mission was to serve the poor, dejected, widows, prisoners among other vulnerable people, hence they should be prepared to serve society and transform lives
Rev Dr. Emmanuel Donkoh, Rector, ABU Ghana Campus, congratulated the new pastors for their resilience, dedication and hard work that had earned them their certificates and entreated them not to rest on their oars but be beacon of hope for the lost.