Lay Training

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. ” (Hosea 4:6)

Lay Training is one of the most important organs of the Diocese. The Diocese realised that it was important to train lay leaders. The biblical keynote for lay training is Hosea 4:6. “Knowledge is power” and above all we learn the true meaning of leadership from the humblest of leaders our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lay training remains an important tool for our Diocese to equip leaders in leadership skills.

Leadership Workshop

A number of workshops were carried out in various ecclesiastical divisions i.e. the Cathedral Parish of St Michael’s and All Angels Masvingo, Bernard Mzeki Parish Chiredzi and St Peter’s /Holy Cross Zvishavane.   The training focused on:

• The duties and responsibilities of a Churchwarden

• The role of a secretary

• Minute taking

• The duties of a Sub-deacon

Sunday School Syllabus

This has proved to be an important guide for Sunday School Teachers.  The greatest challenge for our Churches throughout the Diocese is to provide a conducive environment for our children to learn and worship in a place or shelter to conduct their classes, equipment to use i.e. books, desks and chairs.  We need to invest in our children. Each Parish/Mission District received the following books:

Student Booklet      48

Shona Bibles 2

English Bibles 7

The Greatest Gift of All 137

Student Booklet English 20

Rwendo Runokunda Nzendo Dzose 7

Student Booklet Shona 37

The Greatest Journey – English 94

The Greatest Journey – Shona 31

Teaching Guide – English 4

Teaching Guide – Shona 6