Small Christian Communities-Scc As A Pastoral Tool

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this page shows how small Christian communities are used as a tool for pastoral work, many people need to know that such groups help to build one's faith so much.

Small Christian Groups

SCCs came into emergence after the Bishops of Africa declared the need to bring about the church activities to fit the African way of worship. The idea was aimed at encouraging the African indigenous way of worship so as to enable the local people to have a feeling and real touch on what affects their ways of living, with an an intention of enhancing a self-ministering , self-propagating and self supporting approach so as to nourish and nurture common identity within the local communities.

The establishment of SCC , aimed at helping the local church to be closely in touch with the people by complimenting its doctrines with the local people belief systems. The latter was to engage both groups to come at a consensus on a more universal mode of worship and also with regards to the social, political, economic and cultural aspects without necessarily engaging in one dimension that focuses on faith growth and nourishment because engaging all the the aspects that affects human life directly or indirectly would generate a stable society that is able to define its life destinies with less conflicts.

Over the last century, SCCs mode of operation was more of a foreign approach as the local people had little touch with the operations of the church activities hence the growth of the perceived changes were doomed and could in many occasion realize friction between the missionaries and the community leaders who felt that their needs were not being achieved but rather their conditions worsened.
It has however been appreciated with the fact that SCCs plays a crucial role in the defining societal well-being which is essential in defining what is able to mobilize the population realize their life demands in a more humane manner by focusing on a positive correlation with fellow members. Amaladoss ( 2006 , 203 ), acknowledges the importance of relying on a positive faith tradition which he further defines such correlation as a processes of mutual hermeneutics in which faith enlightens and guides life while the entire group grasps and expresses faith in new and creative ways.


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29th Apr 2015 (#)

That was interesting and informative to read, thankyou. =)

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