Give Extravagantly…, Bishop Innis Urges
The Resident Bishop of the Liberia Area, United Methodist Church, Rev. Dr. John G. Innis is calling all United Methodists in Liberia to give extravagantly in order for the work of the church to go on without financial hindrance.
Delivering his closing message on Sunday, February 10, 2013 in Greenville City, Sinoe County, Liberia, Bishop Innis said, United Methodists in Liberia should adopt the spirit of giving in order to redeem the church from its dependency syndrome. “Give to the work of the church so that people’s lives can be changed through what the church will do”, Bishop Innis emphasized. “We need to nurture spirit of voluntarism” the Bishop added.
Recapping the various presentations of the week, Resident Bishop Innis, reminded members attending the 180th Annual Session of the Liberia Annual Conference to use their gifts and talents to fulfill God’s mission and vision for Liberia. “Our investment will be rewarded 5-10 years from now if we invest our gifts and talents to the glory of God” Bishop Innis said.
He challenged his District Superintendents to embrace the art of teaching their congregations about the United Methodist Church. He encouraged them to take responsibility of warning their congregation about any wrong that the church is facing. “Take care of the Church as a manifestation of your love for God” the Resident Bishop asserted.
Rev. Dr. Innis also called on United Methodists to be law abiding both in the church and state.
The week-long gathering brought together over 600 participants including guests from the United States of America, Europe, and other parts of Africa.