Ecclesiology Of Small Christian Communities (Sccs)

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With the emergence of SCCs in East Africa, following the renewed ecclesiology of Vatican 11, a new way of being church took root. Such a renewal had to be observed in the letter by the Vatican Fathers; “We must however acknowledge the fact that the proposed plans of focusing on SCCs have to go in a long way with the need to share Good news to others and able to encourage each other to be responsible of their life situations and able to learn to live in an ecclesiastic life , which is possible to reflect on human problems in the light of the Gospel”

This church of Christ is really present in all legitimately organized local groups of the faithful, united with pastors . ( Acts 8:1, 14:22-23). The Vatican Fathers went a head to reveal that the formation of people in their localities created a new people called by God in the power of the holy spirit and consequently full confection being realized (Thess. 1:5 ).

The formation of small groups able to influence their life destinies which is in a form of church thus fostered relationships with fellow members and with God. Such a formation of groups , led to a new discovery of reality of communion and mission , especially to the marginalized. It is therefore important to note that Pope Paul V1, wrote in the year 1975 that ; SCCs are hope of the church in fulfilling its mission of integral human growth and development and there is further emphasis whoever is obedient and seeks first the kingdom of, will derive from it a stronger and great love of helping his brethren in line with the accomplishment of respecting human life and dignity.

John Paul 11 in Ecclesia in Africa , emphasizes on the need to put Family along with SCCs as the main agents of evangelisation. This especially was seen clearly during the assembly of the African Synod. The former however did recognized and described the characteristics of such communities as follows; SCCs should be places engaged in evangelizing themselves, so that subsequently they can bring Good news to others: whereby they pray and listen to each other. Such formation encourages the members to take their responsibilities of redefining their life expectations in the light of Christian perspective whereby they are committed to living lives able to listen and encourage each other. (Redemptoris Missio. 51).


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