New Blantyre Synod Leadership Asked to Focus on Church Business

Gama charged the newly elected to work with a passion for the people and further the churches development Gama charged the newly elected to work with a passion for the people and further the churches development - file photo

The Blantyre Synod of the CCAP on Tuesday elected new faces into the church’s main committee with a call to new office bearers to work towards rebuilding the church and not be involve in politicisms and other irrelevant influences.

At a conference held at HHI in Blantyre, the synod elected Reverend Edina Navaya as Moderator replacing Reverend Masauko Mbolembole, Reverend Ernest Mpate as Vice Moderator replacing Reverend Mirriam Chipeta Banda and Reverend Baxton Maulidi as Vice Secretary General replacing Respected Kanjerwa.

Speaking earlier at the conference, Guest of Honour, renowned Businessman Dr Thom Mpinganjira asked the synod to go back to its mission of saving souls for Christ and abstain from worldly influences which he says have engulfed it.

“These sessions are important as there are renewal of leaders and it is a basic principle for institutional progression,” explained Mpinganjira.

“Because of various challenges that church face they end up getting focusing on things that are earthly forgetting the mandate of the church which is salvation.

“So, I was just reminding them to desist from politicism and other isms that have engulfed the church,” he added.

Mpinganjira then donated 5 million kwacha towards the operations of the church adding to another 5 million the church had received from President Lazarus Chakwera.

General Secretary of the Blantyre Synod Billy Gama charged the newly elected to work with a passion for the people and further the churches development.

“I want to work with people who are God – fearing, people who have a passion for the people and a team that will approach the person in a holistic manner touching heart, body, soul, and spirit of the person.

The church has many projects and we want the newly elected to advance the growth of the church so it can be self-sufficient instead of depending entirely on donations from people.”

The biennial conference was attended by over 400 delegates who convened at HHI Multi-Purpose Hall in Blantyre under the theme “Rebuilding the Blantyre Synod together by the help of God.”

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