Story from Kenneth AFOR, Lagos
Kafayat Shafau-Ameh, a Nigerian Choreographer, popularly known as Kaffy, has disagreed with the sacking of pastors by Living Faith Church due to poor growth indices at their branches.
Reports surfaced last week on social media alleging that about 41 pastors of the church were relieved of their duties for not meeting up with a required growth target.
In his reaction to the controversies that trailed the reports, David Oyedepo, founder and presiding bishop of the church, had justified the sacking of the pastors, describing them as “blatant failures.”
Oyedepo’s comment had also sparked mixed reactions on social media platforms.
Reacting, the dancer took to her Instagram page on Thursday to speak about churches, expansion bids, and Christendom as a whole.
She said Living Faith Church could have done more to help the pastors achieve what was expected of them.
Kaffy also noted that some things are more important than the number of souls won.
“As much as I respect the expansion of church outreaches, I disagree with this approach of sacking pastors. Human behaviour isn’t one you can put a timeline to how receptive or not they can be towards a lifestyle change,” she wrote.
“To hear this makes me question how the pastors were ordained in the first place. Sacking them is like giving up on both the pastors themselves and their mission. Even the pastors are not without weaknesses.
“Maybe they needed to revamp; training like human behavioural sciences, therapy courses, emotional intelligence courses. I think it should be more about the quality of life improved by the Christian doctrine than the number of souls.
“As we were taught that heaven rejoices over the winning of one soul like it’s a million. I don’t think you have won a soul just by someone walking in, declaring born again, and going back to sin.
“I might not even come back to the church or attends for the sake of ‘I Dey go church’. If the branches are too much why not scale down and remodel.”