The Rector of Manna Bible Institute (MBI), Rev. Prof. Edwin Korley has advised Christian leaders to use the pulpit to preach Christ-centred messages as a way of addressing the high spate of indiscipline in the Country.
According to him, every Christian leader must have two directions which are vision (God centredness) and focus (on the people) to impact their members with godly values and righteousness.
Rev. Korley in an interview with GPCC News Team asked leaders to live exemplary lives in order to affect their members positively.
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The show of leadership, he said must include leading, encouraging, adapting to situations, delegating responsibilities, empathising and respecting other people. He asked Christian leaders not to stifle or repress the talents of their members but help to nurture them.
Quoting from Colossians 3:7, the man of God urged the leaders to centre their actions on God and as well seek His directions. The Rector urged Christian leaders to be very conscious of the things they do because the destiny of members are in their hands.
“Our followers must know the word of God and we the leaders must make sure we are practising the word of God but not just preaching it. If we handle things in a God-centred manner, it will go a long way to address indiscipline in the Country,” Rev. Korley said.
Rev. Korley who is a Senior Minister of Manna Mission Church noted that, Christian leaders must make sure their followers know the word of God and are practising it.
He said God wants Christian leaders who would lead their members with knowledge and understanding, but “pathetically, we have Christian leaders who have acquired that knowledge but have refused to impact it to their members due to greediness and exploitation.”
The Clergyman stressed that, Christian leaders could do a lot to change the minds of the members or followers but are refusing to educate them due to their selfish gains resulting in indiscipline in the country.
“We can change the mind-set of the people and must help people acquire God centred knowledge so that we can rightly impact them,” the Rector said.
Many Christians, Rev. Korley said place value on material things more than the things of God without remembering there is an eternal life.
Prof Korley advised Christians to beware of false prophets and to make time to read the word of God because the false prophets he said, would give them prophesies which are not God centred which they would follow for lack of knowledge.
“You cannot say you are a Christian and you do not read your bible. You must read so that you won’t be misled,” he said.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS