The 16th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) opens at the Ramseyer Training Centre, Abetifi-Kwahu in the Eastern Region, from August 19 to 25, 2016.
Highest decision-making body
The Assembly, which is the highest decision making body of the church, is expected to attract about 250 commissioners and corresponding members from all 20 Presbyteries, both home and abroad.
A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the church, Rev. Ezekiel George Larbi, said major highlights of the Assembly would include the official opening ceremony at which President John Mahama would be the Special Guest of Honour.
The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is also expected to take part in the Assembly.
“The Assembly will also take decisions that will guide the activities of the church in the coming years,” the statement said.
Other activities will include the presentation of awards to deserving individuals and corporate bodies that have made significant contributions to the growth of the PCG.
Also, Ministers retiring from active service of the church will be presented to the General Assembly.
The statement further said the General Assembly, would review activities of the church for the previous year, plan for the ensuing year and also serve as a platform for fellowship, interactions and networking among commissioners and corresponding members.
It urged members of the PCG and the entire Christian community to pray for the success of the General Assembly which would be moderated by Rt. Rev. Prof. Martey.