Akuapem Mampong Circuit Choir Holds 4th Bienniel Conference
Rev Nyarko, who is the circuit Minister in charge of Tutu society, emphasized, that the theme for the conference, Discipleship: Teaching Everyone to Live Like Jesus Christ", sums up all that matters in Christianity.
The Methodist Church Ghana, Association of Methodist Church Choirs (GHAMECC) has held its 4th Biennial conference under the theme: Discipleship, Teaching Everyone to Live Like Jesus Christ at Wesley Methodist Church, Akuapem Mamfe.
The circuit Minister in charge of Tutu society, Rev Dr Ernest Nyarko who represented the Superintendent Minister of the circuit Very Reverend Jacob Obo Williams, in his keynote address, urged the choristers to prioritize disciple-making, as an agenda, since Christ made it a command in the book of Matthew chapter 28:18-20.
Rev Dr Nyarko emphasized, that the great commission makes disciple-making a common agenda and a priority of every Christian.
Rev Nyarko, emphasized, that the theme for the conference, Discipleship: Teaching Everyone to Live Like Jesus Christ", sums up all that matters in Christianity.
He lamented, that "submitting ourselves to Christ to learn the scriptures is very paramount in discipleship making. Adding that studying the bible and teaching others must be done intentionally, and purposefully with the aim of growing in the image of Jesus Christ and also live like Him".
He reiterated, that "the choir's songs ministrations should not just be an activity to win the applause or admiration of the congregation for having sung well, but ultimately to sing to lift up hearts of people to Christ and to turn their lives to Him".
Paul, Silas, prayed and sung to God and the outcome of their ministration moved the keeper of the prison and his household to accept Jesus (Acts 16:25)". Singing backed with prayer and word of God changes lives and makes a huge impact on humanity, he stressed.
Rev Dr Nyarko urged the choir to strategically sing to inspire faith in Christ, to strengthen the fainted as well as the weak, to give hope to the hopeless, to renew and transform the heart of the sinner to live in Christ Jesus. But opined, that the choir can only do this when they surrender their lives to Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to control them.
The outgoing circuit choir chairman for Mampong Circuit, Mr Emmanuel Adum Nyarko Lartey, on his part encouraged the choir "as choral Evangelists, we must explore means of making use of the gift of voice and art by playing the various musical instruments of praise endowed us to the advancement of the kingdom of God".
William Ofori Akwaboa, Eastern Regional Correspondent