Music Has More Power Than Words – Presby Moderator

The Right Reverend Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, the Moderator of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church of Ghana, said singing is a form of prayer and has greater power than words, hence music is an integral part of the church.

He said this at the 63rd Annual Delegates Conference, Presbyterian Choirs’ Union at Akropong, quoting Acts 1:8, the Moderator said the Church of Christ must be spiritually, morally, socially and environmentally witnesses of God.

Rev. Mante said a church which does not spend about 70 per cent on spiritual growth was a dead church; “The new churches are aggressively in search of membership, so as Presbyterians we must change our mentality as Pastors, Catechist and members towards soul-winning”.

He noted that “music is a wing of revival in our worship to God and I challenge all songwriters and music directors to write songs that will pierce through the soul”.

Rev. Prof. Mante said being a moral witness of the Church required one to live a God-driven life and desist from the things of corruption. Also ministering and living in sin did not create a good effect on the lives of others.

The Moderator encouraged all churches to have a holistic ministry that will cause transformation in the lives of others.

“Singing in the Church of God is a spiritual affair; therefore, I want to see a choir that prays and reads the word of God,” he added.

He reminded members that COVID-19 was real and still in existence, hence the ban on robbing by the Presbyterian Choir groups was still in force.

The Moderator urged the Presbyterian Choir Unions to continue to observe the safety protocols and mask up as they continued the good work of God.