Moderator of Mlombwa congregation [near Kameza Round-About] of the CCAP Blantyre Synod, Reverend MacDonald Kadawati, last Saturday challenged his church men to be Christ-centred if they are to have a men’s ministry.
Kadawati advised the men, during a retreat on Zomba plateau, to await session’s feedback on their request to form a men’s ministry.
“It is important for men to have their own ministry because they will be able to discuss issues affecting them in and outside the church.
“We lined up renowned facilitators such as Jimmy Lipunga, Noel Mataya, Llyod Khanyanga and Reverend Felix Chingota for us to have a glimpse of a men’s ministry,” said Kadawati.
Speaking when he opened the retreat, Kadawati challenged his fellow men that God is smart and as such He wants men to be like Him, and that He needs a companion; hence the creation of Adam.
“Men should exercise their role spiritually and not physically upon their families as leaders in the society, the church and their work places. We expect them to do better in the church.
“Men kill for pride while animals kill to eat or for protection of their lives against their enemies,” he said.
Khanyanga said the critical role of a man is to have Christ-like leadership that shall accommodate the views of the family members, including wife and children.
“A good leader influences things to the advantage of the family, church and the society we live in. Leadership is a call to service; hence, the need to respect others below and above you,” said Khanyanga.
Lipunga, a founding member of the men’s ministry at Saint Michael and all Angels church in Blantyre advised the Mlombwa men to always be in constant communication with God.
Among other issues, Mataya advised them to quickly consult doctors when they notice something unusual in their health. n