"CULTIVATE REGULAR EXERCISE FOR HEALTHY LIVING" - Dr. Otabil
BE CONSCIOUS OF THE DECISIONS YOU MAKE - Dr. Otabil
CELEBRATES DR. OTABIL
BECOME AN INSPIRATION TO YOUR GENERATION - Dr. Otabil
"The people who sit in darkness have seen a great light - Matthew 4 : 16 (Opening Night - Dr. Otabil)
2009, The Year of the Supernatural - Dr. Otabil
"Be a good example wherever you are" - Dr. Otabil
"Live like Children of God" - Dr. Otabil
Addressing the graduands, the General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church
(ICGC) and the President of the Living Word School of Ministry
(LWSM), Rev. Dr. Mensa Otabil
called on young ministers of the gospel to be committed to servicing others.
posited that the calling of God upon the graduands by itself does not make them ready for effective ministry.
They must necessarily go through training to prepare themselves for ministry.
therefore prayed that what they had studied over the period would eventually help them to be useful in the Lord's vineyard.
also advised them to put into practice what they have learnt.
The heart of a servant and the impact one should make on society are the two requirements for effective ministry, Dr. Otabil
cited David in the Bible as an example, adding that after he
had killed Goliath and had become popular, he
went back to the same job he
therefore entreated them to serve God with all knowledge, understanding and excellence since they have received all that it takes for one to become a better servant.
"Your life must make an impact on somebody's life.
Somebody must become a better person because of you", he
urged the graduands to be a people of service who would make an impact.
part, the Guest Speaker for the occasion, Rev Dr. Kwasi Addo Sampong, a Senior lecturer at the Central University College
(CUC) implored the graduands not to let anyone or anything discourage them.
also urged them to set good examples for others to emulate.
"You have been trained to be scholarly in your approach to the world, and yet practical and compassionate in your approach to ministry.
You have been trained to be a light where there is darkness and also use one ear to listen to God and the other ear to listen to your community", he
Rev Dr. Sampong also called on the graduands to pay attention to their ministry, gifts and the doctrines of Christ, adding that if they do these things, they would be relevant, effective and efficient ministers ready to confront the issues of the 21st century.
This year, the ministry graduated one hundred students, comprising sixty certificate students and forty diploma students from different denominational backgrounds.
The graduands were later commissioned by Dr. Otabil
prayed that God would increase their capacity in wisdom, knowledge and understanding to serve their generation better.