West Coast School of Preaching - Takoradi, Ghana

Never having visited this extension before or Ghana, for that matter, I did not know what to expect. What I found was an outstanding class of men! I had 22 students who were eager to learn and who proved themselves to be very good students. I taught “Leadership” which is needed there, as it is in most places.

The studies prompted many good questions from the students and we spent a lot of time addressing some of the practical matters of leadership, especially that of church leadership. One question I will be laughing about for some time had to do with preacher support. One of the students said he had been told that in America preachers make about the same income as doctors. After I stopped rolling on the floor I clarified it for him.

More than half of these students are nearing the end of the requirements for either a degree or a certificate and a new class is being currently recruited. There are many congregations in Ghana and most of them are without a preacher. Certainly there is a great need here. Continue to pray for this school and these men and their families.

Posted on September 5, 2011 .