Pastors Cautioned Against Tribalism

A cross section of the graduating pastors

The
Chancellor of Immanuel Bible Institute and Seminary (IBIS), Dr. Fred
Opoku-Gyimah has cautioned pastors not to allow party politics and tribalism to
divide Ghanaians as “we are all one people and one nation”.

According
to him, it is disheartening to see how some ‘men of God’ have allowed
ethnocentrism to creep into to the Church thereby dividing it.

Dr.
Opoku-Gyimah gave the caution at the 6th graduation ceremony of Immanuel Bible
Institute and Seminary in Accra.

A total
of 145 pastors who offered a two-year Bachelor Degree, Masters and PhD
programmes graduated this year.

Dr.
Opoku-Gyimah speaking at the ceremony decried tribalism and party politics
which he said is dividing the church and the nation and cautioned the graduates
to be mindful of their acts.

He said
the greatest display of leadership is to provide the grounds for others to find
and fulfill their God-given purpose and urged them to go and make a difference
in their churches and communities.

National
Director of IBIS, Dr. Agyemang Boateng in his report stated that the school has
been able to add two new satellite campuses at Tamale in the Northern Region
and Asamankese in the Eastern Region.

He added
that they have also acquired a piece of land at New Bortianor in Accra and the
preparatory work on a lecture theatre and administration block has also
commenced.

He
congratulated the graduates and also tanked the faculty members for their tremendous
efforts in grooming the students.

Mayor of
Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowahin, in a message delivered on his behalf urged
churches to help achieve the President’s vision of making Accra the cleanest
city in Africa.

The
Ghana Campus of IBIS is affiliated to the Immanuel Bible Institute and Seminary
at Brooklyn, New York, USA.

The
Institute’s faculty members are made up of experienced, highly trained and
spirit-filled local and foreign lecturers and professors.

Currently,
IBIS runs three programmes, namely, the Bachelor of Theology Degree, Master of
Theology Degree, and Doctor of Theology Degree.

Besides
the Accra Campus, the Institute has seven other campuses at Odumase-Krobo,
Nsawam, Suhum, Tema, Kumasi, Sunyani, and Takoradi.

BY Gibril Abdul Razak



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