HILL CITY BIBLE COLLEGE HOLDS 5TH GRADUATION & ORDINATION CEREMONY
HillCity Bible College & Theological Seminary, a reputable Kumasi-based non-denominational institute which seeks to train Christians who want to know more about the Kingdom of God and Christ over the weekend held its 5th Graduation and Ordination ceremony with a call on the grandaunts not to see their calls as politicians or businessmen and engage in earthly things but rather consider themselves as ordained pastors tasked with a great responsibilities to preach the word and win souls for the Lord to fulfill the Great Commission.
The impressive function which attracted high profile personalities like chiefs, bankers, renown pastors, Executives from Radio Broadcasting firms, Hospital and media representatives witnessed 44 graduates. One other student, Rev. Isaac Ameyaw – Amankwah was specially consecrated and elevated into the office of Apostle. HillCity Bible College also affiliates with other leading foreign Bible Colleges including Missions Theological Seminary in Poland and Kings & Priests International located in South Africa. Making the call after the ceremony, Bishop Divine Adjei founder of the Calvary Life Chapel in Kumasi and Director of the America Bible University located at New York in the United State of America (USA) charged the new pastors to go to the world and spread the good tidings devoid of preaching falsehold. As representatives of God our duties are to preach the true word of God at the right time and work hard to enhance the Kingdom work by way of leading upright life for the world to emulate. Bishop Divine Adjei underscored that as pastors they would face challenges in their lives, but this should not scared them from their belief to engage in anti-social practices that would raise eyebrows problems in the society and encouraged them to stand resolute without succumbing to act of intimidation and deception since God will grant them strengths to withstand all challenges.
In his welcome address, a lecturer of the school, Pastor Eric Frimpong lauded the grandaunts and said the occasion was seen as a fulfilment of the great commission for all to make disciple of Christ. According to him excellence in ministry is reached only by a conditional desire and determination to grow since God, he posited, is looking for ordinary people who are wishing to pay the price for excellence. He added that this is the reason why ministers and leaders must be equipped both intellectually and spiritually in order to reach such a diverse society; hence HillCity Bible College did not focus on academic development alone but also focuses on leadership development to help graduands to become more balanced as a man or woman of God and a good leader.
Pastor Frimpong expressed regret that though ministry is a service which requires a servitude heart to accomplish but nevertheless most ministers, today especially the youth, are not prepared to pay the price of servitude and always want a life of luxury and would do everything possible to be seen in the eye of the public. The man of God called for public support in either cash or in kind to support ministries so as to bring back the honour in the priesthood; stressing that the calling is not of high state but of low state since God chooses the debase things of the world to shame the abase ones in the society. He therefore was of the opinion that the graduants would go out, apply the wisdom and principles they acquired from the school and help bring the gospel to the doorstep of everyone since inferiority complex has taken hold of many.
The guest speaker of the occasion, Nana Akwasi Akwawuah who is the Chief Executive Office of a Kumasi – based private radio station Sika FM in his brief advise stressed the need for the grandaunts to see themselves as supreme and not inferior to deny themselves as supreme. He said in life, people who sounded confidence in life are those who got the opportunity to prosper, therefore, as new pastors he charged them to be guided by the truth, and in faith to stand firm to face the worldly challenges. Nana Akwawuah further advised against greediness or self seeking ministers since those who seek their own well-being always end up in dissolution.