JIS News

President of the Jamaica Bible College, Reverend Dr. Roy Notice, has called on the church to make service to others its main plank, in carrying out its mission.
Dr. Notice, who spoke at a prayer breakfast, put on by Swaby’s Hope New Testament Church of God, at the Tropics View Hotel, in Mandeville, Manchester, on March 14, stressed that a service oriented church would always be relevant in the society.
“A church that will positively impact the lives of people must be service oriented. A church that has strong relationships, a church that is a high quality church will not only change the lives of people within it, but also the lives of those outside,” he argued.
Rev. Notice stressed that the relationships must be strong and meaningful; and they must be in the church family. He pointed out that certain criticisms that are made on the church in how it reaches out to needy persons, in and outside of its walls, are not necessarily the testimony of everyone.
“There are others with a different story, who would say that had it not been for the church, they would not have understood what meaningful relationships are all about. That, if it were not for the church, they would not have received the life changing relationships that they now have,” Dr. Notice said.
He added that despite the great relevance of the church, “it is an imperfect body, and persons should not have false expectations of it.”
“Anytime we, as individuals, project ourselves as being perfect, we are setting up ourselves for disappointment and failure,” Rev. Notice emphasised.

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