Graduation and Ordination Service
by Ed Arcton
The College of Theology and Missions is the Bible College of Liberation Missions For Christ (LMC Global) which was born in 1998 with the aim of training potential pastors, missionaries and church leaders for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12) in this age and generations to come.
The College re-opened and by May 2022 some students enrolled for pastoral training. The training program lasted for six-month and it was intensive one. The completed students were …
- Pastor Kwadwo Opare,
- Pastor Yahaya Adams,
- Pastor Isaac Takyi, and
- Pastor Fred Ofori Otsiwah.
Reverend Ed Arcton is the Principal of the College. The Program for the semester is Pastoral Ministry Major and the classes were held twice in a week. Courses include the following.
- Pastoral Ethics,
- Pastoral Ordination
- Church Leaders
- Church Administration and Management,
- Church Government.
- Church Ordinances
- Pastoral and Ministers
- Ministerial Credentials
- Christian Marriage
- Officiating Wedding
- Among, Others.
The students were given handouts for each course of study. Four Students distinguished themselves and were able to complete the program of study prescribed by the Faculty of the College.
After completion of academic work these student pastors were examined at the end of the six-month period to ascertain their readiness, preparedness and qualification by biblical standard to be ordained as Ministers of the Word. At the end of the intensive six-month preparation, training and examination period all passed after a careful and prayerful consideration of each one of them in terms of proofing their character, calling into ministry and Biblical Doctrine.
As part of the regulations of the CTM faculty and the Board of Governors of LMC Global, all student pastors were invited to present themselves for an ordination service to be officially ordained as Minister of the Gospel.
The graduation and ordination service came on the, 21st January 2023 at the Miracle Rock Church International. The Local Church is located at Darkuman, near Ghana Water Company, Accra West – Ghana.
After prayerfully consideration, the following were invited to be the officiating ministers of the Graduation and Ordination Service, among others.
- Bishop Dr. Charles Abban, (Host Pastor, Miracle Rock Church Int.)
- Bishop Dr. Seth Anyomi, (President, World Link University, USA; Bishop of Destiny International Church, and President of African Christian Mission)
- Reverend Dr. Frederick France (Head Pastor, Success Chapel International.)
- Apostle Ed Franklyn Arcton. Principal CTM, & President, LMC Global
Pastor Wisdom Bansah was the Master of Ceremony (MC) for the program. Worship was led by Minister Ruth-Mary Anim Appiah and Minister Irene H. Bansah (Mrs.). This was followed by an opening prayer and the procession of the officiating ministers and Graduands.
The College Principal, Rev. Ed Arcton, stated the purpose of the ceremony program. The award of College Certificates to the completed students was presented by Rev. Dr. Frederick France. The Main Theme for the program was The Harvest is plentiful, but the Laborers are few, (Matthew 9:37). This was well delivered by our Honorable Guest Speaker Bishop Dr Seth Anyomi, President of World Link University (USA), President of African Christian Mission, and Presiding Bishop of Destiny International Church. He stressed on the importance of the need for more workers on the mission field and the work of the need for more pastors into the mission field. He culminated his sermon by stressing on love for God and man. The Sermon is here and the Statement of Purpose is here
After the sermon, Rev. Ed Arcton College Principal presented the ordinees to the congregation and hands of prayers were laid on them by the officiating ministers. The ordination certificates were presented to the new ordinees by the Principal and Dr Seth Anyomi. Dr. France gave the charge and encouraged the newly ordained pastors to be faithful to their call. The program ended with MHB 538 “What a Friend we have in Jesus”.
In all, the program was a great success and all who attended testified to this effect, especially the professionalism by which event was organized and the way the event started on time and finished on time.
The College of Theology and Missions is looking forward to train more pastors, missionaries and Christian leaders into the mission field. To provide the needed resources to achieve this end the Leadership of Liberation Mission For Christ and the College of Theology and Missions aimed to build a center for the training of pastors and missionaries. Acquisition of piece of land located in the Gomoa Central in the Central Region of Ghana is in progress now and we invite you and yours to invest in this vision.
Report Written by: Pastor Fred Otsiwah
May 29, 2023
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