New Life Bible College, in alliance with the New Life Bible College Seminary in the United States of America, has held its 9th Graduation and Holy Convocation Ceremony on the theme: “Go Ye Therefore, And Teach All Nations”.
The service which came off at House of Joy Ministry auditorium at Ejisu Krapa in the Ashanti Region on Saturday, 9th September 2023, saw 12 ministers graduate with Diploma, First Degree, Masters Degree and Doctorate Degree Certificates in Theology.
Delivering the sermon, the founder of the school, Bishop Dr. Hamidu Adamu, advised the ministers to exhibit admirable conduct as they venture into active ministry.
Additionally, he noted that the core mandates of every minister is to propagate the gospel and win souls for Jesus Christ.
According to him, the path the ministers come to with a lot of temptations; however, it is expected of them to be steadfast and overcome them all.
He emphasised that for the love of money, a lot of pastors get distracted and end up indulging in acts that is contradictory to the teachings of Christianity.
“My advice is that they should go and do the work accurately without any problems. This year, we have twelve graduands made up of 7 diploma students, 2 first degree students, 1 masters degree student and 2 doctorate degree students.”
Assessing the growth of the institution, Bishop Adamu said there has been a tremendous improvement, especially with viability of the programmes it runs. He referenced that the performance of this year’s graduating ministers has also been overwhelmingly excellent owing to their commitment towards the coursework.
He also disclosed that as from the academic laurels the programme has visibly reformed the lives of most of the students. He therefore expressed great hope that the graduating ministers would be impactful the ministry.
Highlighting some of the challenges the institution has had to face, he noted that the institution is currently constrained by finances. He explained that the institution needs to provide accommodation for the lecturers as well as deal with other infrastructural problems.
“Our challenge is about money and securing accommodation for our teachers. We are praying for some benevolent persons to sponsor is run the institution effectively.”
Meanwhile, the graduands have expressed their thankfulness to the institution for giving them the opportunity to upgrade themselves. In an exclusive interview, Faustina Afrakoma said she had witnessed great development within the six-month course. She hinted that she would further her studies in order to attain a degree. Another graduating minister, Reverend Paul Amankwah, stated that he had been overly inspired by the teachings and advice of Bishop Adamu. He recounted that the degree programme was highly intensive and competitive; however, the merit is worth every academic toil he endured.
“The programme has really helped me, and I feel very much transformed by it. I have plans to enrol in the others programmes.”