The Lead Apostle for Ghana South, Togo and Benin, Benjamin Ohene-Saffo, has charged ministers of the Accra Apostle area to make a concerted effort to take the ministry seriously. This was at a special divine service for ministers in the Accra Apostle Working held on Saturday 11th March, 2023.
The service was part of the Lead Apostle’s focus to improve ministry-related activities for this year. He based the service on 1 Corinthians 4:1, ‘Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God’.
Serving the ministers, the Lead Apostle acknowledged that he is supposed to meet ministers once in a year to share the word of God and have an interaction with them. He advised that there must be a differentiator of the ministry from members. “We have to know what to do to be able to do the work well. We must clearly show and live our unique doctrine from other preachers and teachers. We have a certain duty assigned to us based on the system we run as New Apostolic ministers. We teach what Christ said we should teach”.
In elaborating the word, he narrated that the law was used to govern people but salvation is in the Lord Jesus Christ, and so therefore the difference between the law and grace is our Lord Jesus Christ.
He continued to say that the mystery of God was embedded in the Lord Jesus Christ and that the tradition that we have to live with is what Christ left for us through the Apostles. Ministers must be firm about the sacraments when speaking about them, and be knowledgeable in the knowledge of the word.
Concluding his exhortation, he advised that ministers should be constant readers and not wait till divine service day. He also advised all to take time to note the message of the Chief Apostle and finally encouraged that ministers to empower themselves to nurture the children of God.
The Lead Apostle was assisted by Apostle Charles Addo Asare, District Rector Kwame Boadu and District Rector John Amoah.
After the service, there was an open forum for ministers to deliberate and discuss matters of concern in the ministry work.