LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church on Sunday has advised its pastors and leaders to stay away from politics but concentrate on charity as part of its 2022 growth strategy.
The advise was made on Sunday night by its leader Prophet Shepherd Bushiri during an annual policy address where he also announced the release of a US$20 million fund meant for construction of ECG churches across the 73 countries where it has branches.
Bushiri said the church has put a target for each and every ECG Church branch pastors to invent new ideas that must bring success to their own ECG Church branches in their regions in winning more people to Jesus Christ our Lord.
“All ECG Church Branch pastors will construct their own building structures, hence, they will be presenting their church building projects to the ECG Church Headquarters for approval to be allocated the part of the fund US$20 million as a loan which the branches will be refunding back in an estimated period,” he said.
Prophet Bushiri said the church leadership has made the move to ensure that all ECG churches across the world are modern and help to contribute to infrastructure development of their countries.
The ECG leader further said that all the church padtors must submit plans that do not just stop at constructing prayer houses; but they should also include construction of schools and hospitals as part of their projects to help improve delivery of social services in their areas.
Beside the fund, Bushiri also took the moment to advise all ECG Pastors across the world to refrain from taking part in partisan politics.
The man of God told them that ECG Church understands and submit to the principles that the church and state complement each other in serving the people, as such, they should preach beyond the pulpit.