BT Synod Urges Faithful to Pray for Biennial Conference
The CCAP Blantyre Synod has called upon its faithful to remain steadfast in prayer to ensure free, fair, transparent and accountable elections for the synod.
The synod's Deputy General Secretary, Reverend Baxton Maulidi said this ahead of the Synod Biennial Conference scheduled from the 27th to the 31st of August 2023.
Maulidi said among other items, the conference which is held every two years, is the election of the Synod moderator a position currently being held by Reverend Edna Navaya.
He also said that the delegates shall elect the Synod vice moderator which is presently occupied by Reverend Ernest Mpate. The conference is also scheduled to elect a General Secretary, a post currently being held by Reverend Dr Billy Gama.
Zodiak Online has information that several pastors have shown interest to contest in various posts including for the GS and campaign is currently underway.
Meanwhile, Rev. Maulidi has since urged delegates to the conference to come with one mind and aim of building the synod.
"Let love lead, let us work together in building our synod. We need to forgive and forget where we may not have done well as a church," said Maulidi whose position is the only one not being contested for as it will only fall vacant in 2025.
He explained that this year's theme for the gathering aims at urging each member of the church to stand ready to serve the Lord.
The theme: 'Here I'm Lord, send me', is taken from the scriptures according to Isaiah 6 vs 8.
All the 18 synod's presbyteries and sister synods of Harare, Zambia, South Africa, Livingstonia and Nkhoma will send delegates to the conference.
The meeting is also expected to take stock of the synod's performance, review decisions made during GAC meetings held in the last two years and also receive reports from departments and committees.