The Presbyterian Church of Ghana was established in 1828 by the Basel Mission Society (BMS). This became possible upon a request by the then Danish Governor at Christiansburg Castle (Osu), Christian Von Richelieu, who approached the BMS to bring the gospel to the Gold Coast. The Church is built on the teachings of John Calvin with emphasis on Humility, Simplicity, Honesty, Inward Purity and Hard Work. To properly describe the Church, an anagram has been derived from the twelve letter name PRESBYTERIAN which is “BEST IN PRAYER.
The Vision of the Church is “to be a Christ-Centred, Evangelistic, Disciplined, Democratic, United, Self-sustaining and Growing Church.
The Mission is to uphold the centrality of the Word of God and through the enablement of the Holy Spirit adopt a holistic development of her human and material resources to:
- Improve church growth through evangelism and nurture
- Attain self-sufficiency through effective resource mobilization
- Address all factors that inhibit development through advocacy and effective delivery of social services
- Uphold the Reformed Tradition and cherish partnership with the worldwide body of Christ.
The Presbyterian Church of Ghana Community based Rehabilitation Programme (PCG-CBR Programme) consist of two programmes in the Upper East Region of Ghana. The programmes Both Garu and Sandema CBR Programme Areas together cover ten districts (five districts per Area).
In 2009, the PCG Rehabilitation Programme, with the support of CBM, developed the 2011 – 2015 Strategic Plans with the aim of facilitating access to specialised health care and community based services for persons with disabilities. That Strategic Plan succeeded a previous 2006 – 2010 Implementation Plan. The 2017 – 2021 Strategic Plan being addressed in this document is therefore aimed at consolidating and sustaining the gains of the 2011 – 2015 Strategic Plan of the PCG-CBR Programme. The 2023-2027 strategic plan seeks to also sustain the success chalked in the 2017-2022.
This five-year Strategic Plan focuses on the under-listed five critical issues that the PCG-CBR Programme aims to address to ensure that the two Programme continue to achieve the vision and mission of PCG.
- Good governance and operational effectiveness
- Programme efficiency
- Evidence based programming
- Well trained and motivated human resource
- Access to alternative sources of funding
The Strategic Plan highlights an integrated programmatic approach of working with our partners to enhance and improve access to mainstream services by children, youth and adults with disabilities within the context of rights and inclusive development. This Plan also addresses fundamental infrastructure enhancement, human capital strategies, resource mobilization and capacity-building to ensure a robust, coordinated internal operation that enables PCG-CBR’s programme to meet its objectives and achieve real impact in the communities it serves.