PREAMBLE AND BACK GROUND
The Accra Ridge Church holds a philosophy that is founded upon the belief that individuals of the church matter; a belief which echoes the words of Jesus Christ in Mt 25:35-40 “ for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, ……, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ ….
And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” (RSV).
It is upon this philosophy that the Visitation Group was formed in 1989.
The Group is expected to support and complement the clergy in their ministry of visiting the sick, the bereaved and distressed members of the church who need to be encouraged and comforted.
To see to the spiritual and physical welfare of the members of the church, when necessary, especially the sick, the elderly, the bereaved and the needy.
- To identify the needy for any help the church may afford both spiritual and material;
- To visit and strengthen the needy with the word of God.
- To present the church’s condolences to members upon a loss or misfortune and felicitations on joyful occasions.
MEETINGS AND VISITS
The Group meets once every month on the first Monday and the first Sunday for Accra and Manet Ridge respectively, for prayer and Bible study. Visits to the needy take place on a monthly basis as per a roster.
Members take turns to lead in devotion. Reports on visits are submitted at monthly meetings. Cases requiring follow-up by the church’s council and the clergy are brought to their notice.