CCAP Blantyre Synod in quest to plant churches in Nkhoma territory: ‘Faithful must have alternate voice’

Days after the Nkhoma Synod  of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP released a pastoral letter which has received attacks for being “unspiritual” and “divisive” by indirectly endorsing the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), a horde of CCAP Blantyre Synod members met in the capital Lilongwe to discuss erecting churches in the Nkhoma confines.

Rev Maulana: Blantyre Synod to invade Nkhoma territory

The concerned members, during their two hour long meeting, said the pastoral letter was not received and endorsed by all the faithful hence their wish to plant their churches that could give those not for the “MCP sponsored letter an alternate voice.”

Nkhoma Synod, among others, quoting Acts 6:3 called for Malawians to vote for a leader with “good reputation, full of wisdom and the Holy Spirit.”

It urged its faithful to vote, in the May 21 Tripartite Elections, for an upright president who is development-conscious and will get rid of the rampant corruption, tribalism and regionalism.

Some members who attended the meeting said they were not amused with the pastoral letter, and thus wanted Blantyre Synod to make inroads in the central region for a lease of difference.

“We are not happy with the letter at all. It is written as if we have all endorsed Chakwera and the MCP. We have not. We are discussing strategies on how we can discuss with the leadership so that there can be Blantyre Synod churches here where we can go for genuine democracy. The faithful must have an alternate voice,” said a concerned member.

Another said the pastoral letter smacked a lot of dissatisfaction among members of Nkhoma Synod and that most of them were seriously looking forward to an alternative.

“As our shepherds in the Lord, they were supposed to incorporate all biblical aspects to avoid being viewed as being sent by the opposition. They have hurt us,” said another member.

But in an interview with Nyasa Times, Blantyre Synod general Secretary, Reverend  Alex Maulana, could not confirm or deny the meeting but was quick to say that that they do not interfere with affairs of other synods.

“We do not. Not at all,” said Maulana.

Nkhoma Synod moderator the Reverend Bizwick Nkhoma said the church wrote the pastoral letter for its membership

If the concerned members’ proposals come to fruition, Blantyre will join the Livingstonia Synod that has erected a battalion of churches in central region’s Nkhoma Synod.

Apparently, Livingstonia Synod planted the churches after some of its members-mostly from the northern region -complained about differences in church ideology amongst the two synods.

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Davite
Davite
1 year ago

Nkhoma Synod Yagawa Amalawi Mkalata Yake

Joseph Tsokwe
Joseph Tsokwe
1 year ago

So BLANTYRE Synod is against the leader filled with the Holy spirit! Then what sort of a leader do you want your congregants to vote for?. That’s the problem when readers are corrupt; when they walk by sight not by faith. When leaders find it impossible to lead by example. When leaders are from Mlhakho lhomwe belt. Why should you build churches in the central region? What alternative voice rather than that of God are you going to preach? Tell me!!

mtete
mtete
1 year ago

Does the CCAP Church have a central leadership where the church’s policy issues are discussed and agreed? It appears to me anyone can do as they like.

Nene
Nene
1 year ago

Why all the noise??? Are those disagreeing with NKHOMA suggesting some of the frontline presidential candidates, who I believe are equally prayerful, DO NOT HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT??? It is a PASTORAL letter for God’s sake!!! And if previous pastoral letters from whichever front did not quote the WORD of God, which should be the STANDARD for a religious letter as Nkhoma did, then that too was a problem. Accusing NKHOMA is accusing the Bible which they believe in. The letter should also carry a prophetic role. The candidates should not assume themselves NOT to have the HOLY SPIRIT, should… Read more »

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba K145 million Mwaba

This is the reason why Kamuzu Banda didn’t want multiparty politics. He said Malawians were still not ready for it. He is a prophet to most of us and the greatest leader ever. Nkhoma Synod did not mention anything about MCP. It mentioned about the corruption that is even in the papers. We all know that Blantyre Synod benefits from the stolen money. It’s being influenced by the DPP government. Blantyre Synod doesn’t care about the suffering Malawians are facing now. Anyway the church is dying in western countries. Even the once powerful Catholics are no longer as powerful. The… Read more »

Gulukunyinda
Gulukunyinda
1 year ago

So APM and SKC are not God fearing? This is why they torched MEC warehouse to conceal results. I understand.

Dodolido.
Dodolido.
1 year ago

Stupid reporter. So you think Blantyre does not want a god fearing president.

dzonzi
dzonzi
1 year ago

musaope just consider their boundary open for you (nkhoma) as well muzamange zipatala ma secondary ndi ma church kuno ku south

V. Mdzinyemba
V. Mdzinyemba
1 year ago

The Pastoral letter by Nkhoma Synold was read in Nkhoma Synod churches. There is no where where it says General Synod so why should Blantyre Synod get concerned? If they are not in support of it’s contents then it should not be their business. Nkhoma Synod does not represent General Synod. They (Blantyre Synod) can issue their Pastoral letter that will address their concerns as well. They should pretend to hide under the guise of the pastoral letter to invade the Nkhoma Synod territory. They should come in the open to say we are planting churches in Nkhoma Synod because… Read more »

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
1 year ago
Reply to  V. Mdzinyemba

Victor Mdzinyemba, very likely that Blantyre Synod has cut a frustrated figure on the Nkhoma Synod Pastoral Letter. It would have been better had Blantyre and Livingstonia joined Nkhoma in articulating the issues raised by their colleagues in faith. However, Livingstonia cannot on an account that it had fluffed ruling party’s feathers before. Let us hope that the Catholic Church does not issue one. If they do, it would be a bomb shell akin to the March 1992 Pastoral Letter.

Bingiza
Bingiza
1 year ago

Mutisokonezatu apa. M’malo moti muphwasule ma Synod n’cholinga choti pakhale CCAP imodzi, mulimbana ndi zolowerana malo. Muyambanenso apa. Timayaluka nazotu ife a Khristu ndi zadyera zanuzotu. Asaaaaaa fwetseki.

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