Bishop John Ryan has unveiled a six-point strategy to guide the spiritual and socio-economic inroads of Mzuzu Diocese which covers Mzimba, Rumphi, Nkhata Bay and Likoma districts.
The bishop unveiled the five-year strategic plan at St Peter’s Cathedral in Mzuzu on Saturday.
It has been developed in nine months and will be in use up to 2022.
The bishop said the strategy represents the church’s institutional vision, mission and focus.
“The Diocese of Mzuzu is full of energy and enthusiasm. The Holy Spirit is very much active. So, this strategic plan is a way of coordinating all that energy and enthusiasm and trying to direct it in a way which will build up our diocese in a meaningful way,” he said.
The church’s mission is to be a united family of Christians to proclaim the gospel through pastoral care and social economic development, he explained.
The six core values of the diocesan strategy include dignity of the human persons, equity and inclusiveness, transparency and accountability, love and compassion especially for the poor, stewardship of and for God’s creation and dignity of work and rights of workers.
Isaac Cheke Ziba, the secretary of the committee which developed the strategic plan development, said the “living document” will be reviewed and recast periodically for successful implementation by various stakeholders. n