Ghana Religion News-The Team Leader of Barnabas Ministries International in charge of West Africa, Reverend Pete Mayer is criticizing the perennial extolling of the prophetic gift and ministry at the expense of other gifts of the Holy Spirit. He is unhappy at the “growing ignorance and hypocrisy among some Christians and churches that result in the giving of high respect to prophets against Evangelists, Bible Teachers and other offices of the Holy Spirit”.
Speaking in an interview ahead of a three-day Believers’ conference at Asankrangwa in the Western Region, Reverend Pete Mayer said each beneficiary of any of the gifts of the five fold ministry must submit to one another in ministry to enhance church growth and soul winning.
Participants at the conference would be introduced to the rudiments of pastoral ministry and word reception by church members in today’s dynamic and information driven world.
Barnabas Ministries reaches out to pastors, evangelists, and lay leaders who have a zeal for Christ but also need encouragement, focus, added skills, and knowledge through preaching, teaching, and helping provide opportunities for advanced Biblical education.
Indications are that many people shun biblical teaching sessions at churches but troop to listen to prophetic declarations, a situation, the Bible preacher described as unfortunate. He is worried that ignorance among some Christians impedes the fulfillment of some prophetic utterances by prospective ministers of God.
On his part, Rev, Gordon Gut, a guest speaker called for the organisation of more evangelistic fire seminars in all churches towards building the knowledge base of all Christians. The Chairman of the Asankrangwa chapter of the Local council of Churches and Head of the Jesus Generation Ministries, Rev. Charles Kwabena Boakye enjoined all churches to unite for the common cause of winning the world for Christ. Speaking on behalf of the Ghana Branch of Barnabas Ministries, Rev. Patrick Dogbe maintained that sound biblical teaching is the key to building vibrant Christian churches.
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