the importance of small christian communities

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the small Christian communities are good idea to make people come together and give strength to one another in love and fellowship

Small Christian Communities-SCC In Relation To The African Synod

The establishment of the African Synod entitled ; “Vital Christian Communities” emphasizes on the need to adopt an African Church which believes in assisting each member to live better lives as a family of God which is able to holistically appreciate the need of the Africans being able to rediscover Gods message of loving one another just as Christ loves the church. AFER (1995)
The Synod also did recognized on the need to foster SCCs as a prerequisite in trying to bring fourth Christian teachings and the peoples way of living in a more close and measurable arena. This invitation is thus for the Whole of Africa Church to encourage social commitment of its followers that is universally acceptable and attainable. This thus did called for the need to adapt features able to build SCCs activities to achieve their gaols in harmony with minimum constraints. Gichure (2007,45).

SCC as tool for improving community wellbeing
It is evident that SCCs , aimed at giving a new identity to the local people by engaging in change of attitude in an attempt to meet their life demands in a more harmonized manner as depicted by the Biblical teachings. The idea was to establish a strategy that Christian communities discern from dependence and become self reliant by appreciating the contribution made by other community members through maturity in faith.
The adaption of SCCs as a pastoral priority by the AMECEA Bishops is by far the most effective means of making the Gospel message truly relevant to the perceived group. During the 1994 African Synod, the Bishops considered SCCs to be a new culture which emerges with the purpose of evangelisation for the purpose of the liberation of the whole human person.

The Bishops thus did acknowledged , and made an appeal to all the Synod Fathers to once again declare the prime importance that SCCs, plays within the church evangelisation mission which needed to be taken with lots of involvement in justice and integral human growth. For example the Women of Kipsongo, engages themselves in small growth groups whereby they visit each other on Wednesday and Fridays every week and share word of God, members growth, progress and finally reflection on their past lives experiences. This has greatly helped change the peoples perception of their predicaments and have a chance to better focus on more meaningful life opportunities such as good interpersonal and intra-personal relationships.


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author avatar viewgreen
30th Dec 2014 (#)

informative article. Thank you for sharing this. I wish Happy New Year.

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author avatar Retired
31st Dec 2014 (#)

Small christian communities form the core of our religious beliefs. They help us to serve our Lord by serving one another.

‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ -- Matthew 25:40

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
31st Dec 2014 (#)

Wonderful post Tafmona and receive a big hug and my best wishes for this upcoming New Year which my best for a prosperous 2015!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
31st Dec 2014 (#)

great post indeed and i too add my best wishes for a very happy and prosperous New Year...

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author avatar Kingwell
1st Jan 2015 (#)

Good pot my friend.

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