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|Title: ||The implications of Luke 4:18-19 for Christian Ministry in Ghana: case study of Ankaasi and Berekum circuits of the Methodist Church Ghana|
|Authors: ||Amponsah, Samuel Rev.|
|Issue Date: ||15-Jun-2011|
|Abstract: ||There seems to be a general out-cry concerning the way ministry is done in Ghana generally and in the Methodist Church Ghana particularly. The worry has been on the concept and mode of practice. It seems ministers who administer the “sign gifts” are currently recognized as people in ministry at the peril of holistic nature of ministry. The topic of this thesis is The implications of Luke 4:18-19 for Christian Ministry in Ghana: case study of Ankaase and Berekum Circuits of The Methodist Church Ghana. Our case study was made on the Methodist Circuits in Ankaase and Berekum. We interviewed ministers, caretakers, stewards, employees of Methodist institutions and some opinion leaders in the two circuits. We also looked at structures existing in these circuits for ministry.
We found out that Christian ministry is understood as Christians making themselves available for God’s use through the Holy Spirit to bring people into the Kingdom of God. In respect of this we call on all who are connected with Christian ministry in one way or the other to proceed into it in the mind-set of Christ and in a time-tested mode of practice. We also found out that Christian ministry is shepherding and stewardship done by lay and clergy. We recommend that those in ministry should possess the primary responsibility of taking care of and guiding those in their charge for the realization of the specific objective of supporting life and in its fullness, with the sense of having been mandated to responsibly manage what God has entrusted to them.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Philosophy in Religious Studies, 2011|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Arts and Social Sciences|
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