President Lazarus Chakwera has challenged leaders in various sectors of society to embrace and execute ser vant leadership that achieves great things.
The President said this yesterday during a Sunday church service he attended at Dream Centre International Assembly of the Malawi Assemblies of God Church in Nkolokosa Township in Blantyre.
Chakwera , w h o stepped down as Malawi Assemblies of God president on May 14 2013 to join frontline politics after being voted Malawi Congress Party president, applauded the church for continuing to grow and being a real centre of not just dreams, but also the fulfillment of the same.
He said: “I’m glad you are able to pass on the baton not just to the pastors that minister here, but also all the church plans that you are involved in.
“I appreciate you pastor for the humanitarian ministries, charity works with regards to women, children, widows, among others.”
Chakwera, who rose to the presidency on the promise that his leadership would be an epitome of servant leadership, added that leaders in all circles of life ought to not take pride in their positions as they are servants of those they lead and do not have to have a pedigree to be proud of.
The President hailed the Malawi Assemblies of God for being resourceful, citing the magnificent church building in Nkolokosa. He said the site where the church was built used to be a forest and recalled how people were rallied to build there.
Chakwera said the church is a symbol of humble beginnings.
In his sermon, based on Luke chapter 5 verses 1 to 11, Dream Centre International Assembly Senior Pastor Andrew Dube urged members to be persistent in pursuing
He said: “You may fail 10 times, but that should not warrant you to give up because success will at times indeed take time. There is power in repeating things at times because through this there we learn but also improve some aspects of the same.
“Allow God to use you as you use your resources effectively to make them work for you.”
During the service, Chakwera made an offering of K1 million and pledged to contribute towards the church’s auditorium project