By Cecil Mensah
The Pathfinders of the Assemblies of God Church, have called the youth of the church to yearn for excellence in leadership, when they assume positions of leadership.
Speaking at a forum organized by the male wing of the youth of the church at the Liberty Assemblies of God (AG) in Accra; the Head Pastor of the Church, Rev Dr Ato Bentsil, challenged the youth of the church to equip themselves, and work for the ministering of the church.
He said, the church has trained several of its youth by equipping them to minister to their colleagues in the church.
He said, God has invested in the youth and it about time the youth seek the face of God in all they do.
He said, nobody was useless in the house of God because everybody given the opportunity can perform in the house of God.
He challenged the youth to seek the face of God in all their endeavours to make them leaders with excellence.
He called on them to show mercy and cheerfulness in all their daily activities and let their life be empty.
He urged them to move from the average youth to the maximum youth in the ministration of the church.
He appealed to the youth to yearn for the work of God by showing mercies to everyone, be it the labourer in the church.
He added that the church has developed a policy to retire all pastors at age 65 hence the need to train more of the youth to replace them.
According to him, 70 percent of the ministers of the church are over 50 years, so there is need for more of the youth to take up ministering in the church.
He said it is view of this, that the church has made it mandatory that nobody would be admitted into the bible school with the age above 35.
He challenged them to seek the purpose of God in their life by helping to propagate the doctrines of the Assemblies of God church.
He noted that it is in view of these that the church was training 3,000 ministers to help propagate the doctrines of the church in the remote areas of the country.
He explained that when he started ministering some 34 years ago, it was unattractive but now people want to be pastors because it one of the revered professions in the country.
He advised them not to join the ministry wanting to be like their senior pastors and urged them to shun negative vices.
On his part, the former Rector of Ghana Institute of Public Management and Administration (GIMPA), Prof Stephen Adei , urged the young men to be mindful of what they do at home in the upbringing of their children.
He said, research has shown that t philosophers who challenged God in their writings, were abused by their parents.
He urged them to imbibe in their children, the attitudes of Godliness to enable their children grow up to be leaders of excellence.