Pastors cautioned to be careful with church funds
Rev. Dr. Frimpong Manso being assisted by Rev. Dr. Basie, immediate right, flanked on the right and left by Rev. Jonas Tetteh and Rev. Ernest Birikorang, Greater Regional Executives.
Rev. Dr. Paul Frimpong Manso, General Superintendent (GS) of the Assemblies of God, Ghana has urged pastors to be faithful to their call, and advised them to desist from misusing church funds by following the laid down rules and by-laws governing the use of church finances.
Interacting with pastors at this year’s Greater Accra Pastors’ credential meeting at Evangel Church, Adabraka, the GS, advised pastors not abandon their churches but to devote more time to develop their local churches as a top priority.
He called on those in the habit of leaving behind their churches for a long time to desist from such unfaithful conduct.
“Be faithful in the payment of your personal tithes as well as that of the local church, the GS said. He added that some pastors do not pay tithes on the “envelopes” received from outside preaching/ministration and Pastor’s appreciation day proceeds. He advised the Ministers to pay tithes on such income to ensure greater blessings.
Additionally, he encouraged pastors to have time for their family members, especially, their spouses, for peace to prevail. He said, if there is peace in the home, it will contribute positively to the ministry.
Rev. Dr. Frimpong-Manso entreated the clergy to ensure that their spouses attend other AG programmes as stipulated by the yearly calendar, such as Pastors’ Wives Association meetings and not stay way and only be interested in the financial and other benefits for members in time of need as per the constitution.
He also advised the pastors to take good care of their health and recommended annual medical examination for themselves and their spouses in order to be effective in the ministry and also to retire in good health and enjoy their pension.
He commended pastors for their commitment to the church so far and craved their indulgence for greater commitment to propel AG to achieve more in the local communities and the country as a whole.
The GS was assisted by the Greater Accra Regional executives: Rev. Dr. Joseph K. Basie, Rev. Ernest Birikorang, and Rev. Jonas Tetteh, Regional Superintendent, Regional Secretary and Regional Treasurer respectively.
Section of Ada District Pastors taking their turn during the credential meeting