A picture of the resilience of trainers in Ghana despite the Covid 19 Pandemic in 2020… by District Elder Oehler
11 March 2021

The 2021 Train the Trainer’s Seminar for trainers in all Apostle Areas came off successfully from 25th – 27th February 2021 in Kumasi. The event, attended by the two Lead Apostles, Samuel Oppong-Brenya (Northern Ghana) and Benjamin Ohene-Saffo (Southern Ghana) was led and coordinated by Bishops Asare (National Head of Seminars). The key focus was to train district leaders and trainers on understanding and applying the teaching manuals on Youth Care, Rector and Minister 2 in their various districts.  

As part of the introduction, each participant was encouraged to pursue the goals of being able to:
* Overcome the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in increasing Sunday school teachings, ministerial and teachers’ seminars,
* teach and deliver the 2021 training program
* sensitize against sexual misconduct
* exchange ideas on how to revive dead congregations

Bishop Asare also highlighted the status of Sunday schools, Confirmation Class and Seminars in all Apostle Areas.
Every participant had a subject to teach during the seminar.

The 3-day program was structured as follows:

Day 1: Youth Care
The topics treated included: Development of the Youth, Qualities of the Youth Leader, Objectives of Youth Care in the Church, Organising Youth Work and Youth Days.

Day 2: Rector
The participants were led through: Qualities and Responsibilities of a Rector, Relationships of a Rector, Administration & Organisational duties of a Rector.
Day 3 Minister 2 manual
On the final day, the participants were trained on: The Liturgy for Ordinations, Appointments & Assignments, Finding Qualified Church Ministers and Checklists for Newly Ordained Ministers as well as role plays on Funeral, Wedding, Holy Baptism with Water and Confirmation Services. One interesting discussion, among others, was the Inculturation of our divine services within the localities of our congregations.     

District Rector Wolfgang Oehler (rtd.) and Bishop Ampadu rtd. joined via Zoom to also share their thoughts and contributions to the 3-day program.