Word Of Life Christian Centre
Inspiring Hope, Bringing Leadership
Word Of Life Christian Centre Services
CHURCH BUILDING COMMITTEE:
WHAT IS USHERING IN THE CHURCH?
Pastor Albert Ogyiri is the resident pastor at the Cathedral of Hope branch of the WLCC. He is an engineer by profession and the 42nd president of the Ghana Institute of Engineers (GhiE).
Pastor Paul Narh is the assistant resident pastor at the Cathedral of Hope. He is a fire engineer by profession. He joined the WLCC in 1989 and became the youth pastor in 1993.
Pastor Paul now serves as the assistant resident pastor of the Cathedral of Hope.
Vanessa Akuorkor Quaye, the first lady of Word of Life Christian Centre is a marketer by profession and chosen by God for ministry. She has been involved in Christian ministry from the Anglican Church through to Word of Life Christian Centre for almost 20 years.
Lady Vanessa serves as the leader of the Women’s ministry, Board member of the Bible school and a regular speaker at youth programs. She is an intercessor and teacher of the word. She is blessed with a precious daughter and raising many sons and daughters for God’s glory.
The Church Building Committee was formed in 1996 to source out a parcel of land within a strategic location in the Accra Metropolis, acquire the land and raise funds to construct the church building.
The Committee organized its maiden fund raising the same year (1996) and started searching for a parcel of land to purchase. A member of the Church offered the current site to the Church and this was accepted. The size of the land is about 1.27-acres.
In 1996 a team of architects was engaged to design the church building which was named the ‘Cathedral of Hope’.
In 2004, after the Committee had decided to re-locate to the current site, another group of Architects was engaged and the church building was designed and finalized with the Committee.
A sod-cutting ceremony was organized and work commenced in 2005. By 2006 the Committee decided on some alterations to the initial design which necessitated the extension of the church auditorium and the addition of one floor to the office block.
The Church finally moved into the new premises in an un-completed state in April 2010. The first service in the current premises was held on the Good Friday of that year (2010) under canopies within the auditorium because there was no roof at that time. Service was conducted in this state for about two months before the roof was put in place. Since then, builders’ work has been on-going and is yet to be fully completed.
The Church Building Committee has a current membership of ten.
Scope of the Committee:
The current scope of the Committee include the following
1.Sourcing funds to complete the building. This includes periodic fund raisings.
- A weekly contribution by church members for the project.
- A monthly donation (called ‘Diamond Club’) from some members of the Church who have decided to join the Club.
- Special donations from members and friends of the Church towards the project.
2.Making sure there is uninterrupted work on the church building till it is completed. 3.Ensuring that the premises is safe for members and visitors at all times. 4.Ensuring that there is co-ordination between the main contractor and all sub-contractors during the execution of the project.
The Church Building Committee has a Technical Sub-Committee which is made up of two Civil Engineers, a Property Consultant and an Architect. The sub-committee advises and supervises technical issues on the project.
The Future of the Committee
The current Church Building Committee is expected to metamorphosize into a Project Committee which will oversee all the projects that the Church will be embarking upon in the future and managing same on completion.
It is about service in the House of God (the Church), ushers are the ultimate servants in the church, their main responsibility is to take care of the needs of their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus as well as any guest and visitors present on any day. As a result, ushering is one of the most important services a Christian can perform in service to God and man.
Word of Life Christian Centre is a family made up of various groups including the USHERING department which is headed by Theophilus Nii Tackie Welbeck.
The department has a membership of sixteen people made up of both elderly and young men and women. The ushering department has a close working relation with all the departments in the church especially the protocol team and the car park attendants.
1.Greeters: the most important duty of an usher is to bid a warm welcome to those coming to the church at the entrance especially to new comers and visitors. 2.Assist visitors and members to their seats 3.Taking of offertory and tithes 4.Assist pastors and the congregation on receiving of communion 5.Making sure the church program runs smoothly
Servitude is the heart of ushering; you are meeting both the physical and spiritual needs of the church, not to mention representing the church to anyone else that may come walking through the door. Through your actions and demeanor you are a representative not only of the church, but of the Lord Jesus Christ as well. So if you want to join the ushering department you must have the following.
1.You must be a full member of the church 2.You must be born again and be baptized 3.Must be 18 years of age and above 4.Must adhere to guidelines of the departments 5.Must agree to the doctrine of the church
U - UNIQUE
S - SPIRITUAL
H - HELPFUL
E - EAGER
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