Apostle Sam addressing the participants
6 August 2021

The chief tutor District Evangelist Sunu together with his assistant, Shepherd Kwaw, organized a two-day seminar for the entire district tutors in the Takoradi Apostle Area from 9th to 10th July 2021. The main purpose of the seminar was to help the district tutors gain a better education and understanding on various topics they would be teaching in their various districts. The seminar took place at the Kojokrom congregation in the Takoradi district.

The two-day seminar was packed with information and instruction as to how the district tutors could carry out their duties within their district very effectively and increase their confidence when carrying out their work within their respective areas. The seminar included topics such as: Rector, Minister 2 and Youth Care. Training manuals were shared for all the participants.

The Apostle (Takoradi Apostle Area) welcomed all participants and set the tone for the day under the theme ‘Train the Trainer’. A minute of silence was observed for our departed minister, Deputy District Rector Alex Frimpong of the Koforidua Apostle Area, member of the National Seminar team.    

Day 1: Awakening Enthusiasm in Faith and Keep, Care and Lead
The seminar was facilitated by the chief tutor. He opened the seminar and encouraged all participants not only to listen but to make it more interactive in the form of asking questions and sharing ideas on topics to be treated. The day’s teaching was delivered by some selected tutors within the Apostle Area accompanied with role plays and group discussions.

Topics treated on the first day were: Youth Care and Rector, which highlighted youth development, expectation, youth day, youth leaders duties and pastoral care for the youth. The seminar also covered the qualities and responsibilities of rectors, administration, relation of the rector and finally liturgy; ordination, assignment and appointment.  

Day 2:  Responsibilities and Tasks.

The final day saw the summary of ‘Rector’, with an extensive detailed review on sexual misconduct with a quote ‘do not say this does not happen in my congregation’, followed by a topic on Ministering. Bishop Thomas Ampofo began the last session with an opening prayer and introduced the participants to the day’s activities. The following topics were treated with role play; funeral service, holy baptism, wedding blessing and confirmation. Corrections were given by the chief tutor on the last day.

Closing the gathering, the participants were not only enhanced by the seminar but the workshop also presented an opportunity for all expressions of appreciativeness and promoted the practices of helping along in building the work of the lord. Also, the participants had a wonderful time in discussion with each other and shared personal experiences they encountered in their district. They were also encouraged to ensure that seminars are held in their various districts at the appropriate schedule. The session ended with a prayer.