Stewardship is beyond church budget, buildings –Olonisakin

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin accompanied by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique and Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibot-Ette Ibas, on Saturday paid an operational visit to the Theatre Command in Maiduguri.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Abayomi Olonishakin, has advised church leaders to see their call to stewardship beyond managing the church accounts and buildings.

According to him, a 21st century church leader needs to have a broader view about leadership.

A statement on Sunday quoted Olonisakin to have said this in Lagos during the 30th anniversary of the West African Theological Seminary.

He was represented by the Chaplain of the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, Second Lt. Col. Chukwudi Ochoji.

He said, “As Christian leaders in the 21st century, I urge us to embrace the larger views of leadership which reach beyond church budgets or church projects. It connects everything we do with what God is doing in the world.

“Christian leaders need to be faithful stewards of all that God has given us within the opportunities presented through the Providence to glorify him, serve the common good and further his kingdom.”

Olonisakin congratulated the graduating students of the school and commended the founder of WATS, Dr Gary Maxey, for holding onto his vision of the seminary and for his doggedness over the years.