Church wants to remove ‘bad stigma’ 

2017-08-15 06:03
 The leader of The Seventh Army Church of South Africa in KZN Region,Muzikayise Ndlovu reading the bible before the training of Secretaries from various branches. Photo: DERRICK ZINCUME

 The leader of The Seventh Army Church of South Africa in KZN Region,Muzikayise Ndlovu reading the bible before the training of Secretaries from various branches. Photo: DERRICK ZINCUME

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THE KZN Seventh Army Church of South Africa came up with a plan to equip their secretaries­ with knowledge on how to run their churches and conduct themselves.

Branch secretaries from all over KZN gathered at the church headquarters at Sthundu Hills on Saturday to start their training.

According to the church moderator, who also leads the congregation, Muzikayise Ndlovu, they came up with the plan to help them with information on how to perform their duties and responsibilities.

"We felt it is vital for us to train our secretaries to ensure they know how to do conduct church proceedings and the culture of Zion theocracy. In many cases some training institutions focus on training church leaders such as pastors and those in leadership positions, which is why we came up with this idea of training our secretaries to ensure they know their duties and responsibilities," said Ndlovu.

He said training last a year.
"This training is not only for The Zion­ Seventh Army Church of South Africa, even those who are not under this umbrella are welcome to attend this training because it is free.
“As long as that person has obtained permission from his or her church leader allowing him or her to attend these training sessions they can come. 

"We have a teacher who is responsible for the training. He is well qualified in this field and has qualifications from various institutions in South Africa.

"Previously many people viewed Zion church members as uneducated - stereotype must come to an end. We want to prove this by actions.
“The first group of secretaries are expected to complete their training at the beginning of next year, thereafter, after completing their duties, they will be awarded certificates," said Ndlovu.

 One of the beneficiaries of this programme, Armstrong Luthuli, from the Clermont branch said he is delighted to get this opportunity as most secretaries are not aware about how to conduct church proceedings, especially Zionist theocracy and the expected behaviour from a secretary.


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