The Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Kwaku Asante, the former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, has urged ministers of the Church to be concentrated and discontinue from harbouring a grasshopper mentality as they begin pastoral work.
He said the grasshopper mentality was full of evil that could destroy one’s self and others.
Most Rev. Asante delivered this message at an ordination service held for 17 candidates, at the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Dansoman, on Sunday, as part of the 46 total candidates ordained by the Church on the day in Accra.
Most Rev Asante requested the anointed ministers to display faith in God as they initiate their trip into the Ministry and asked the members to pray for God’s might and security upon their life.
“You are called to the Ministry to lead God’s people in worship and prayer, to care for them in sickness and in health, to teach them as well as to equip them for their services,’’ he said.
Most Rev. Asante urged the new Ministers to always rely on God for his divine protection and guidance throughout their lives.
He additionally encouraged them to be humble in their service presentation and call on to God whenever they confronted with difficult moments.
The Ministers were encouraged to accept any place they would be posted to, bearing in mind the need to serve God in faith.
“You may encounter tough times to forget the one who called you, but Jesus is sufficient,” he added.