Message from the President
I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. Psalms 34:1-3
Blessed be the name of Christ, who has always been the able Leader and Director of this association. Thanks to Him who has enabled us, for that he counted us faithful, putting us into this service (1 Timothy 1:12) in spite of our unworthiness. Soli Deo Gloria!
The Ghana National Association of Adventist Students (GNAAS), remains a movement that mobilizes students to lift high the banner of Christ on our campuses. The association furnishes members with the necessary tools necessary for spiritual, moral and academic excellence and provides the platform for training students to be evangelists and godly leaders for the church, the country and the world at large. Over the years, through our evangelistic activities, thousands have been reached with the present truth and thousands have pledged allegiance to Christ. Praise be to the Lord!
GNAAS Stands for Ghana National association of Adventist Students. In 1980/81, Seventh-day Adventist young people in public universities in Ghana conceived the idea of an association for Adventist students. They wanted to find out whether they could make a difference in the church and in the world by taking seriously the claims of Biblical Adventism. These young people came from different walks of life, a spectrum of socio-economic, ethnic and academic backgrounds. The result is what we have today; GNAAS. The interest for the formation of the association was aroused when there used to be a forum for Adventist Educationist and Intellectuals. The agenda then was to create a common platform where they could meet periodically to plan on how to build a resource base for the Church’s education department and offer professional consultation.
The idea to organize a students’ body was, however not on agenda. It came only as side issue. The issue of students in arose because fellowships on various campuses were not organized as one body. Senior comrades then saw that, without starting from campuses, the task will be daunting. Another pressing issue had to do with the infringement on our right to free worship because Adventists are a minority. Therefore, to be able to fight for a common goal, the need for a unified body of Adventist students was critical.
In 1982, a meeting was held at SDA Teachers Training College, Asokore for the Educationist and Intellectuals. The meeting ended with the formation of GNAAS. The first secretariat was hosted by University of Ghana with the following as executives:.
We work with tertiary level students, individually and corporately, to design and develop new ministries on their campuses. We offer nurturing support.
We provide programmes and resources to revive, motivate and inspire students to personal spiritual growth, corporate development and active evangelism.
As student ministries develop, PCM facilitates engagement through gatherings where student ministers and missionaries exchange ideas, learn and grow.
This workshop is ran regularly for new GNAAS leaders and other student ministry leaders. It seeks to provide motivation, resources and direction for the year of work ahead. The first event was successfully held at the Women’s Center at Valley View University in January 2017.
We encourage students to come up with creative ministry ideas that meet the needs of today’s young intellectuals. We offer specialised semiinars and resources in the use of technoogy, apologetics, and targeted evangelism for the Worldly, Wealthy and Well-educated.
PCM supports GNAAS, the largest ministry of Adventist students, in the effective organization of its programmes. This support includes providing speakers, mobilizing students and liaising with the SGUC and conferences officers.