Tamale is peaceful and every one of us here is healthy.
As part of our mission, we created a platform for the leadership in the Northern Sector of the country to have an update of what the church in Ghana has been grappling with for the past two years. There has been a group of elders supported by some preachers in Ghana who have been making an effort to register the Church with the Registrar General. This idea would have brought about the formation of a National Headquarters and a hierarchy of administration of the Church quite different from what is found in Scriptures.
The 3-day seminar, organized by Tamale Institute of Biblical Studies, was graced by a good number of preachers and church leaders from the three regions of the Northern Sector. In all, attendance of participants was ninety-five.
Speakers for the Seminar included the following personalities:
Brother Gyan- Kese (Main Speaker) - The Church of Christ Constitution Problem
Brother Gyan- Kese (Main Speaker) - Why and How to Register Your Congregation
Brother Baah Joseph Okyere- The need for Churches to support their Preachers
Brother Tony Johnson - The Biblical Example of Church Organization
Brother Steven Ashcraft - Biblical Example of Church Cooperation
Brother Tony Antonwini - The need for Churches to support Bible School Students
At the end of the Seminar most of the leaders expressed their sincere thanks to all who in divers ways stood against the registration which according to them would have sent the Church in Ghana into apostasy.
Others too expressed their desire to organize support for the Institution and promised that not too long they will all contribute to supporting the good work started by donors.
In another development, the Institute has lost Brother Augustine Amoah, one of its Board Members who represented the Upper East Region. Burial and final funeral rites took place on Saturday, 28th June, 2014 at Bolgatanga, in the Upper East Region. The Institute was represented at the funeral by Brothers Baah Joseph Okyere, Daniel Adjei Mensah and Jacob Adjei. May his soul rest in peace.
The Institute which went on recess re-opened on the 7th of July, 2014.
The courses to be taught this quarter are:
World Religions - Baah Joseph Okyere
Hermeneutics 2 - Ebo Wilson
Marriage and the Family - Mark Antwi
Old Testament 5 - Ndakar Jaminja
Denominational Doctrines - Baah Joseph Okyere
Intro. To Computer - Bismark Baah Frimpong
Everything is set for the activities of the quarter and we pray that all will go well as planned.
Baah Joseph Okyere