The moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, the Reverend Joseph Mante has urged the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria as well as the entire African Christians to limit their dependency on the western world.
He stated that soon the pendulum of global Christian leadership will swing to Africa.
The reverend said this while delivering his goodwill address at the installation ceremony of Dr Ekpenyong Akpanika as the 9th Prelate of Presbyterian Church Nigeria, held at the Duke Town national headquarters of the church in Calabar.
He emphasised the need for closer relations between the two Presbyterian churches in Nigeria and Ghana to enable greater evangelical impact.
According to him, “I have led a seven-man team to honour this installation. We are here to learn how to do missions together between PCN and PCG. We came to help each other reduce our dependency on the Western world; the centre of gravity of Christianity has shifted to the southern hemisphere.
“We, therefore, need to join efforts together to reposition ourselves to take leadership of the world Christianity in the second half of this century.
“The installation ceremony of Dr Akpanika is a very important event to us in order to deepen our partnerships. We want to be able to do things through collaboration at all levels in our churches. And also at other institutions and organizations such as education in our two sister churches.
The installation was done in collaboration with the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG).
The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Most Rev Daniel Okoh prayed for God’s kingdom to be further expanded through him.