Accra, Sept. 4, GNA – The women ministry
programmes must be tailored in ways that meet the various needs of the diverse
members, Dr (Mrs) Shine Ofori, the wife of the Moderator of the Global
Evangelical Church, has said.
Speaking at the Accra/Tema Presbytery
Women’s Rally, Dr Ofori said senior women must be treated with respect and not
be cut off from the group.
“Senior women must be treated with respect.
They should not be cut off. They must belong,” she said, stressing the
importance of recognising the various needs of members.
“We need Bible study, prayer, friendship,
caring, sharing, encouragement and even fun!” Dr Ofori said.
Touching on the theme: “Establishing Women
for the Kingdom Business” Dr Ofori said the Kingdom business comes in different
ways in worshipping God, child upbringing, husband support, serving the family,
the church and the nation.
She said everything ‘we do when we come to
know the Lord, is Kingdom Business. In other words, everything is ministry.’
Dr Ofori reminded Christians that there
would be challenges and difficulties as is in the world today but gave the
assurance that God’s day of rest would come.
She said the gospel did not teach Christians
that there would be no suffering in the world but only needed to pray to God to
grant strength to carry and deal with the trials.
“The weeds would continue to grow with the
children of God. This is the evil we find in the world. Jesus gospel did not
teach us that there will not be suffering in the world. A day of rest will
come,” she added.
Dr Ofori said as Christians we have the
responsibility to be very discerning of the spirits.
She said while there are many big churches
today, thousands of people flock there to see wonders and not to worship God
and cited instances where the chapels overflow during revivals only for the
people to go on break when the revivals end.