The maiden Tertiary Students' and Alumni divine service was held on Saturday 22nd October, 2016, at the Kumasi Central Church with the theme, “Serving the Lord". Tertiary Students from the University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Cape Coast, University of Development Studies, the Polytechnics, Colleges of Education and Nursing Training Institutions in Ghana and alumni attended the divine service which was officiated by Apostle Samuel Oppong-Brenya.
The text for the divine service was chosen from Nehemiah 2:17-18: “Come and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, Let us rise up and build" (extract). The Apostle alluded Jerusalem to the New Apostolic Church in Ghana and mentioned the reasons why the Church should be strengthened and made stronger:
- - The tabernacle of the Lord is at Jerusalem, Psalm 76:2; the Apostle made reference to the altar of grace in the church.
- - The Perfection of Beauty, the Joy of the whole Earth Lamentations 2:15
- The Throne of the LORD Jeremiah 3:17
- The City of Truth Zechariah 8:3
The students and alumni were admonished to avail their God-given talents, knowledge, skills and experiences to strengthen the Church. “By stirring ourselves and one another to that which is good, we strengthen ourselves and one another. We are weak in our duty when we are cold and careless.”
Apostle Oppong-Brenya said the time of reconstruction of the wall of Jerusalem was a time of great difficulty; the people were poor, scattered and in bondage. It was also a time of great trial but they persevered and pursued this course amidst hatred, enemies' opposition and faint-hearted fellow laborers, Nehemiah 4:10. He continued that faith always identifies God and His people in the heart. “Your perseverance and commitment to building the New Apostolic Church should be paramount and with a heart to do the work of God.” the Apostle concluded.
Accompanying Apostle Oppong-Brenya were Apostles Nketiah, Darko, Pidah, Asampong, Nzima, Otchere, Boakye, Sam, Arther, Nortey and Akubia. Three hundred and forty eight students and alumni attended the divine service.