GLOBAL President of the Kingsway International Christian Centre, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, has publicly disagreed with the notion that the church is a business venture
In an interview with The PUNCH published on Sunday, the 71-year-old said: “I think for anyone to say that the church is a business depends on how they look at it. If they are looking at it as a commercial venture, then they are wrong. There is nothing about the church that makes it a commercial venture.
“However, having been in ministry for 50 years, I will say that ministry can only grow where the pastor is business-like in his thinking. He has to think of expansion and growth, and those are the essences of entrepreneurship.”
Ashimolowo also bared his mind on a recent report that puts Nigeria as the second most prayerful country in the world.
He said, “I think prayer cannot be too much, and I think it is great. I tell you that a praying nation is better than a nation where the people are very narcissistic, believing in themselves as special, rather than learning to realise that they need God.
“Narcissistic nations end up becoming self-worshipping and self-destructive. In fact, when one is in that kind of way, the kinds of vices one will be hearing are unimaginable. It is that kind of nation that produces people who begin to doubt their own gender. So, I don’t think our prayer attitude, spirit and conviction are too much.”
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