The Christian Faith Mission International (CFMI) in Kwesimintsim in the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality in the Western Region has held an ordination service to ordain and license Pastor Daniel Kobina Kwofie to serve as a full-time pastor in the church.
Giving a short exhortation on the theme, “Fulfilling your ministry”, Reverend Timothy Afful bemoaned the situation where some ministers of God divert from their actual calling to follow after the passions of the secular world and sometimes serve in a manner that is pleasing to people instead of God who called them into ministry.
He, therefore, implored ministers of God to remain in the garment of their office to be fruitful and productive with their calling.
Rev Afful read from 2Timothy 4:5 and said God called us into ministry to make disciples, mobilize disciples and grow or improve disciples.
He also read from Colossians 4:5-6 which reads, “Be wise in the way you act toward those who are not believers, making good use of every opportunity you have. Your speech should always be pleasant and interesting, and you should know how to give the right answer to everyone.”
According to him, the first responsibility of ministry is to love God and man and to serve in faithfulness and integrity through which the blessings of God and reward for serving shall be received at the end of our stewardship.
He, therefore, read from Matthew 25:21 which reads thus, “‘Well done, you good and faithful servant!’ said his master. ‘You have been faithful in managing small amounts, so I will put you in charge of large amounts. Come on in and share my happiness!’”
Bishop Davis Ofosu Appiah who charged the ordinant implored him to live by the standards of the Christian Faith Mission church in loyalty and in faithfulness.
He further charged him to guide the flocks with patience, tact and integrity of heart and to be an example in life and in percept, being a pastor of the flock and not hireling fleecing the sheep for parochial interest, and to endeavour throughout his ministry to be wary of pride and always maintaining a humble disposition.
He mentioned that his commitment must be channelled to the church and the members who constitute the church as a second priority to his family and charged him to live above reproach befitting a servant of God in all things at all times having in mind that he is an inscription that people will be reading and observing.
Apostle Dr Rockefeller Owusu Sarfo, General Overseer of CFMI in an acceptance charge, implored the ordinant, Pastor Kwofie to follow earnestly and seek the face of God for direction, do all within his ability to build the body of Christ and to direct its members according to the tenets of the faith as understood and practised by.
Pastor Daniel Kobina Kwofie in response pledged to be governed by the Constitution, doctrines and teachings as upheld by the Christian Faith Mission International making sure that he was in the spirit of the ministry and in agreement with the vision and mission of the visionary and whatever the General Overseer assigns to him.
He also pledged to remain true, loyal and allegiant to the furtherance of the gospel and yield his best to the living God and thanked the church members and the family members who have supported him and aided him through life in achieving the new feat.