People are the solution, not the problem – Ogunbiyi
The President, Christ Apostolic Church (Worldwide), Pastor Abraham Olukunle Akinosun on Sunday commissioned the first entrepreneurial church in Osun State and gave kudos to Elder and Deaconess Akin Ogunbiyi for dedicating the place of worship to the body of Christ.
While dedicating the church christened “City of Praise”, the first Christ Apostolic Entrepreneurial Church in Ile Ogbo, Aiyedire Local Government, Osun State to Christ, Pastor Akinosun thanked God for the grace given to the donor; the “vessel of honour” behind the establishment of the religious center.
In his remarks, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi said, “today, I am indeed blessed to be the vessel to offer this fulsome praise by way of a parish of the Christ Apostolic Church that will impact lives.”
“As David said in 1 Chronicles 28 verse 11 and 12: “Thine, O LORD is the greatness and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come from thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might, and in thine hand it is to make great and to give strength unto all.”
“We are today dedicating a church of Entrepreneurs that will produce leaders who in turn will create more leaders. We all have a mandate to give our best through our selfless contributions. We must excel with passion.”
He added, “this church is established for the flourishing of Ile Ogbo community and beyond. We will grow and develop the human capital that is here and change the narrative that people are the solution, not the problem.”
“We are determined to change the top-down model of materialistic fixes, doling out money, giving donations and distributing gifts. We will tap into the bottom-up sources of abundance that GOD has deposited in this community. We will develop individuals and groups and set them on the course of creative service.”
“Our members will recreate themselves and unleash their extraordinary potentials. We will overcome fear, our challenges and failure. With bravery, perseverance and honesty, we will embrace value-delivering innovation.”
“Our paradigm-shift in this our novel church, is for a new mindset. Our task is to make our members imbibe new skills to enable them build useful teams and value-driven relationships.”
“An author, Okwueze Ononogbu described the Church as the macrocosm of the larger society to which it is called to mirror the love of GOD as demonstrated in the vicarious service of JESUS CHRIST. Let us all rejoice in hope, for our tomorrow shall definitely be alright.”
The dedication service was attended by eminent members of Christ Apostolic Church (Worldwide), traditional rulers, professionals, captains of industries, academics, political leaders as well as friends and associates of Elder and Deaconess Akin Ogunbiyi.
Media Assistant to Dr Akin Ogunbiyi.
February 09, 2020.