Nkhoma Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) on Sunday launched a five-year strategic plan to guide the synod in evangelism, discipleship and leadership.
The five-year plan, from 2016 to 2021, seeks to address a number of spiritual, social and governance issues.
Nkhoma Synod vice-moderator the Reverend Adiel Sasu said, among other things, the strategic plan intends to improve financial prudence and strengthen governance structures.
He said: “As you might be aware, we are a partner with government in development. We have schools and hospitals, so to run all these services, we must have a strategic plan to lead us to properly preserve our discipline and transparency because we use resources to achieve various development agendas.”
Sasu added that the strategic plan aims to strengthen financial management systems to ensure that every penny collected in the name of the church is accounted for.
“Another key issue in the plan is the synod’s ability to deal with and reverse the dwindling levels of spirituality and the increased moral decay among leaders and members alike through increased correct understanding of biblical teachings and correct interpretation and application of the word of God,” he said.
Nkhoma Synod was established in 1889 by the Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa and has a membership of over one million in its 184 congregations and 22 presbyteries. n