The 28th Local Congregational Conference of the Hope Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Sakumono-Estates has been held on Sat. 2nd Nov, 2019 under the theme; “Let Christ be formed in you”
The one-day conference, reviewed activities, plans and programme of the church and the various groups over the past year and plan into the future to build the church of Christ.
The resident minister, Rev Emmanuel Obeng Ntow who chaired the conference in his welcoming address highlighted the theme for this ecclesiastical year- “Let Christ be formed in you” stressing that the theme, just like that of the previous year, “Go and make disciples of all nations” pointed to one direction- soul winning.
He expressed the hope that congregants will avail themselves for Christ to be formed in them in order to bring about the desired transformation.
Touching on general church life, Rev Ntow said under the year in review, there has not been a significant change in the lateness to Sunday services and other evening church programmes adding that lateness has become a serious issue to deal with and called on congregants to eschew lateness.
He also encouraged congregants to be faithful in the payment of tithe and offerings to support the work of the church. “We need to support ourselves by honouring our payment to sustain the financial commitments of the church to members” he said
Rev Ntow also urged members to be committed to Groups and Committee meetings in the church, so as to build them into more functional and formidable individuals.
The minister observed with pleasure, the devotion and commitment of some of the teachers at the Children’s and Junior Youth Departments and their love for their ministry stressing that as a congregation; “we need more of such dedicated volunteers to join and help teach the children”
He used the opportunity to encourage everyone to develop a new sense of mission, which will determine and shape the evangelistic thrust of the congregation to meet the challenges of the time and impact society positively.
The clerk o Session, Ms Bernice Natue in her report indicated that as at the end of August 2019, the total registered membership of the congregation stood at 2, 704 up by eight per cent from the previous year’s figure of 2,503.