Pastors despair of infighting at CCAP Blantyre Synod

Blantyre Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) ends its 30th Biennial Assembly held at its Headquarters in Blantyre divided with church’s political infighting.

Rev Maulana and Ncozana

Rev Maulana and Ncozana

Nyasa Times understands that CCAP leader’s involvement with politicians is dragging the church apart.

CCAP Blantyre Synod is becoming a political wing, claimed one of the pastors attending the assembly, accusing re-elected general secretary Reverend Alex Maulana of allowing politicians to take control of church affairs.

In the run up to the elections, Synod’s Prison Chaplain Reverend Stanley Chimesya reportedly accused Maulana of being supported by the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

On the other hand, Maulana accused Chimesya of soliciting funds from the former governing Peoples Party-(PP) to support his opponents during the campaign.

It was also leant that church ends its assembly with the “cacophony of factions” which will distract the church from its religious mission.

The Advisory Council of CCAP Blantyre Synod has accused the incumbent synod management and presbytery officials of failing to uphold the synod’s Constitution by among others using the church for personal and economic gains.

Church members are calling for the advisory council led by Silas Ncozana, Saulos Chitsulo and Rodney Bonato to help resolve the infighting and bring the church to order.

“The children of God” are at each other’s throats, said once concerned pastor.

He said Ncozana has “enormous qualities and huge spiritual depth” to help the church realign itself to God than political masters.

“We believe it is something that can be resolved,” he said. “If we cannot have Ncozana the synod should seek wisdom from Catholic Church.”

But Reverend Maulana said he will not hold grudges against his critics.

“I tell you it has not been easy, I have been hit from all sides but I thank God for his unconditional love. I however, ask for your prayers, encouragement, constructive criticisms and love,” said Maulana in his acceptance speech after being re-elected.

The theme for the assembly was “Proclaiming good news of peace through Jesus Christ our Lord for all.”

The advisor council recently accused the synod of  nepotism to the extent that some reverends are ministering in the church not because of a calling from God but as a means of earning a living.

The letter accuses the synod management of shielding reverends who are caught drinking beer at various bars and those embroiled in sexual scandals.

“Some have been moved to churches that have more resources than others because they come from the same area with synod management officials. While others have been transferred to churches facing challenges as a form of punishment for not helping incumbent church leaders during elections,” the council said/

The letter further says even the selection of students to pursue theology studies is marred by corruption.

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plyson
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is the lord or the name they call upon in worship a serving lord? why can’t he bring peace and justice in the church?

Alulu Kwende
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Koma abale mpaka ndi mumpingo momwe kufuna kutchuka mmalo mobweza nkhosa zosochera za Yehova mukulimbanira mipando ya dziko lapansi! Loo! mukanthidwa muona

wangalusa
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God does not live in the veins of religious institutions but in the hearts of people that love Him by His grace. There are weaknesses in every existing religious boby in the world. If you expecpt perfection in the operations of these institutions then you are living in a dream world. CCAP has many Christians that live by their faith in God the Creator of heaven & earth despite the weaknesses in it. This trend has not spaired any church of your choice. I mean any physical church. Do not pride yourself of being a member of any church you… Read more »
Chilingamo Mtilatila
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Vuto la alomwe ndi kupanda nzeru, kunyenga, kusakondana, ufiti ndi dyera!

ujeni ujeni
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CCAP – chitchalitchi chonyasa adachikana petro.Zatsimikizika apa.Maulana ndi wa dyera and has rust 4 leadership – God 4give da new execurtive!!!

GRM
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Tell me if i won an election with 201 votes when my nearest contender won with 100, am i not undisputed winner? So what is all this fuss all about? Maulana has won and Ncozana and team should just accept defeat. Bad losers are not only in the by election some are distinguished church leader full of lies. ASATANIC INU

chatonda
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WHY ARE THE REVERENDS FIGHTING FOR THESE POSITIONS NOWADAYS? THE POLITICAL ECONOMY IS THE ISSUE AND NOT GOD’S WORK AS WE USED TO KNOW BEFORE. WHY FIGHTING MEN OF GOD? INSTEAD OF DEMONSTRATING TO DPP THAT POLITICS IS NOT ENEMITY BUT LEADERSHIP, YOU ARE THE FIRSDT TO FIGHT FOR POSITIONS, STRANGE AND SHAME. GOD KNOWS AND YOU WILL BE EXPOSED.

enoch samuel
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Let those re-elected leaders,remember,you point somebody a finger today,tomorrow its you who will be pointed with five finger. Please God help us. Amen…

"A NATIVE OF NOWHERE"
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"A NATIVE OF NOWHERE"

Look who is talking? Ncozana??? This man has a double standard way of life. LORD HAVE MERCY ON HIM.

Che Ngana
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Munyanya Anthu A Ccap Kupereka Ndi Kuhonga Azibusa Anu Mwa Mpikisano Anditame Ine Anditame Ine Lero Ndi Awa Akuzungulira Mitu Ndi Ndalama Zanu Zomwe Osati Mzimu Oyera Heheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Timva Kuti Wina Waikidwa Chakuphazi Ndiiithu.Mbale Wanga Chimesya Kuti Ziiiiiii Kaya Zikumuthera Bwanji Kaya.

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