As one way to intensify efforts for Christians to have money saving groups, last week Blantyre Synod of CCAP drilled 29 saving group facilitators from its 18 presbyteries.
The programmes coordinator Reverend Helix Goba said the training is to empower church members to form money saving group as a way to restore relationships that was destroyed in garden of Eden [Adam and eve disobeyed God].
“You [facilitators] have been chosen in the ministry to improve the socio-economic status of fellow Christians. Serve God through this ministry,” said Goba.
Training coordinator Ken Mwanyongo urged the facilitators to implement what they have learnt for the project to bear fruits.
One of the participants to a five-day training held at Mornachy Square in Blantyre, Robertson Nazombe, was happy to be equipped with money-saving ideas that will help to form groups in church.
“I have learnt to form money saving groups, monitor and evaluate in line with the church doctrines,” said Nazombe.
Blantyre synod held the training with expertise of Hope International organisation and Chalmers Centre for Economic Development.