Nkhoma synod’s Mzuzu church growing in enemy territory

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Nkhoma Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) is enjoying the growth of its sole branch in Mzuzu, a few months after its establishment.

The Mzuzu church was built in September last year, a development which raised fears about continuation of the long standing feud with the Livingstonia Synod.

However, Nkhoma is understood to have made the move in retaliation to Livingstonia’s violation of its boundaries as they planted a church in Lilongwe, a territory under the former, five years ago.

The Mzuzu branch started with 60 members but the passing of time has seen multiplication of numbers.

The church can now boast about over 400 members.

Chatha Msangaambe

We are spreading the gospel: Msangaambe

Nkhoma Synod Moderator, Chatha Msangaambe has described their move to Northern region as an effort to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.

“We are aiming at spreading the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ,” said Msangaambe. CCAP has three Synods in Malawi with each synod overseeing a region; Livingstonia Synod oversees the northern region, Nkhoma Synod the Central region and Blantyre Synod the Southern region.

Although Livingstonia was the one that first built churches in Nkhoma’s territory, it argues that Nkhoma started the controversy.

The never ending battle between the two parties has been described as very bad by the public. The church has been blamed for promoting regionalism.

True to this, at Kanengo CCAP of the Livingstonia Synod, all proceedings are conducted in Tumbuka and English as a result it has been reduced to a church for northerners. It is the same story at the thriving Mzuzu branch of the Nkhoma Synod which unites people from central region as Chichewa is used during church services.

The warring parties have same reasons for backing up their actions which rules out any possibility of the controversy ending soon.

The two segments of CCAP are expected to spread more churches in each other’s zone.

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  1. be like SDA, Anglican, Assemblie, Catholic, Muslims etc they praise God and they build churches every where without mapokoso ngati tikumva ku ccap wa

  2. be like SDA, Anglican, Assemblie, Catholic, Muslims etc they praise God and they build churches every where without mapokoso ngati tikumva ku ccap wa

  3. be like SDA, Anglican, Assemblie, Catholic, Muslims etc they praise God and they build churches every where without mapokoso ngati tikumva ku ccap wa

  4. The Situation Is Magified! At Nkhamenya we have both synod and we work together and enjoy a goog relationships. The problem is that other people feel bad when there is peace. There is peace between nkhoma and livingstonia coz of this open policy.

  5. …..enemy teritory??za Mulungu za kapena satana ?Izi ndi mbamva zoba mmachapitala ndithundithu.INDETU INDETU…MUDZAWAZINDIKIRA NDI ZIPATSO ZAWO

  6. Good news for chiChewa speakers in the North and Tumbuka speakers in the Centre.
    Please don’t retreat: go as deep as you can into each other’s territories. Freemasons have a motto: “Order Out of Chaos”; and something good will definitely come out of this.

  7. seriously#Jesus is comng verry soon,,,,kodi inu suja mumaziti ndinu enieni odziwa yesu???pano mwayamba nokhanokha kupatulana,,,,#heheheheheheeeee simunati jst beggnig

  8. Vuto lomwe ndinaliwona ine ndi greedy population ya kumpoto ndiyochepa and ambiri ali ku central ndi ku south ndiye livingstonia imafuna izitoleranso chopeleka cha anthu omwe sali ku northern region zotsatila zikhala you need more you loose more kumipandokoooo ??????

  9. To end this, the Nkhoma Synod must accept that they are not the CCAP but the Dutch Reformed Church. Wasting our time with the story

    • My friend, Blantyre synod and livinstonia came from Scotland and they were called the free church while Nkhoma synod came from the Denmark and they were called the Dutch so tell me where i’ve missed.

  10. Who founded CCAP? unless the lord builds the house everything else we build is vanity..Christ is the chief foundation of every church..I thank God for things i learned from CCAP..Church. God will judge every trouble maker..lets pray for our leaders that they accomplish the vision that God gave them..numbers aint nothing but salvation and preaching of the gospel matters…may u grow in the grace and knowledge of the lord jesus.

  11. WANA WAKWITHU MUCHITIKSA SONI.Gospel ilibe malire so why. ndichifukwa MULUNGU sadalitsa mpoto chifukwa cha nyasi.jesus said if they are doing as we do they are with us.so a CCAP Mumachitisa manyazi mpingo umodzi kungosiyana made a why? you all preach of GOD, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT. and SALVATION .pliz sithani aliyese alalike palipose Bola ngati winayo akumva.STOP NO SENCE AMEN.. .

  12. WANA WAKWITHU MUCHITIKSA SONI.Gospel ilibe malire so why. ndichifukwa MULUNGU sadalitsa mpoto chifukwa cha nyasi.jesus said if they are doing as we do they are with us.so a CCAP Mumachitisa manyazi mpingo umodzi kungosiyana made a why? you all preach of GOD, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT. and SALVATION .pliz sithani aliyese alalike palipose Bola ngati winayo akumva.STOP NO SENCE AMEN.. .

  13. WANA WAKWITHU MUCHITIKSA SONI.Gospel ilibe malire so why. ndichifukwa MULUNGU sadalitsa mpoto chifukwa cha nyasi.jesus said if they are doing as we do they are with us.

  14. Kodi wat is this enemity coming from then.. if u are serving one true God ? Did the lord differs from that of livingstonia synod n Nkhoma? Work up guys..Lets do the work of God together ..in God kingdom thr is no livingstonia or nkhoma..we r jst 1… Never Compromise!

  15. Fumbi Goodwell don’t coment unkown ask us the course of the matter at Kakhulanjino congrigation in 2001 atNkhamenya TC Kasungu why only Livingstonia not Blantyre

  16. anayambitsa nda livingstonia kukamanga kukanengo ndikwa chinsapo ife tili ndi umbon kut livingstonia synod ndiantopola.khoma synod ikungotsatila zomwe atumbukawa anayamba kale shame to livingstonia synod.ngat akufuna kut zithe achoke mmu territory ya khoma den khomaso ichoka

  17. I urge CYFs of both churches (Linia and Nkhoma) in mzuzu to organize a joint event and establish partnrships. Shame these people who are labelling the churches ‘enemies’.

  18. Welcome nkhoma,be mindfull to spread the gospel than fighting for language aspects and political interfearance in the republic.
    We love the legacy of your code of conduct.tilipambuyo panu.zinaz tsankho,eee osaimba mchichewa,osalalika mchichewa,inu mukafika nazo kuti?

  19. Resolve this boundary issue well.No need for Livingstonia to be in Central Region and so in the North.U are all one.U are confusing followers.Leadership is a problem at General Synod.Fire those who cannot respect church laws.We group up in CCAP!What is all this?One God,one church!No need for tribalism.

  20. Enemy territory?.. Are you serious?.. You couldn’t find appropriate word to use??..It’s true what they say about news “If it bleeds, it sells” unfortunately I ain’t buying

  21. nkhulupirirani anthu awa sapanga za MULUNGU.ngati sangha kunkhululukilana,MULUNGU azawankhululukila bwanji?chonsecho ma BIBLE akupanga pillow.Tchito kuwagona azimayi a eni Mu dzina la ambuye.sitikuona zoti bus takwerayi ikupita ku tchire?one ndingotsika izipita.ndinkadabwa ccap?eeeee kenako timva asandukilana ng’ona.

  22. Nkhoma Synod is favoured by people even here in Lilongwe because it is not radical and does not openly do politics of always attack and intimidation take note.

  23. True Malawi is pocessed with evil spirits why churches fighting,its u who denounces guys en saying dats why there’s scarcity of rains.Dot b greedy

  24. ANTHUWA ATISOCHERETSA NKHANI YOFARISA MAU AMULUNGU KUMAKANGANA AKUSANGALALA NDIKUCHULUKA KWA ZOPEREKA IFE TINGOWONA KOMWE TIKUPITA BASI.

  25. I start by advising the Livingstonia Church to think soberly to reverse their decision of invading Nkhoma’s territory 5 yrs ago in contrary to the ministry of Jesus Christ which is not led by political motivation and greed. By doing that, they planted a bitter seed to all future generations and those pastors who fueled this enmity will be judged by God for spreading enmity and regionalism into pples hearts instead of spreading the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Secondly there is still room for round table discussions for both synods to reach a compromise for the wellbeing of the gospel becoz each of the 3 synods is the same. There is no way one can operate in each other’s territory except for greed and politics which is contrary to the mission of saving the lives of sinners that’s why each was given a territory by law to operate to fullest capacity .

  26. CCAP z not 4 God.Blv me or not.Its a satanic Organisation aiming at robbing the poor.Why r they always fighting if they r 4 Jesus? Fukk them!!!!

  27. Church issues are very hard to comment this is like tactical war to both Synods am a member of CCAP but what am seeing here is how do we get money let’s follow our members while the other hand it’s tribalism.

  28. The issue is not merely about ‘no boundaries in spreading the word of God’. It is about a church believed to be the same; Church of Central Africa Presbyterian, with the same doctrine working against each other. Nkhanitu apa siyakulalika Mau a Mulungu koma throwing the nets into the deep waters (kusunthira kozama). Tiyeni tipite Ku chipululu kuja tikayende mmayesero amene anadutsamo Ambuye Yesu. ZOSOWA ZA MOYO WA THUPI, KUFUNA KUTCHUKA NDI ULEMELERO WA DZIKO LAPANSI ZATENGA MALO.

  29. Zikusonyezeratu Kut Nose A Livig/nkhoma Satana Akukugwiritsan Ntchito Mphamvu Yake Ikuonetselatu Painu Awili Kut Yamela Mizu Ndi Kale Tinayamba Kumva Mikangano Yanu Dzimveleni Chisoni

  30. Umangoziwiratu kuti dola ndi kutchuka nzofunika. Mpingo umozi, anthu amozi y kumakangana for ages? Mawu a mulungu omwewa mpaka chi mpikisanu? Nankha zikanakhala different denominations sitikanathawa mmalawi?

  31. guyz men of GOD musaticotse apetit yosonkhana mumpingo ife tikupanga zakumwamba osati zamalire apadziko lapansi howeva mukufuna kutiuza kuti kumwambanso mukatiikira malire u act ngati bridge ife ndiMulungu priech wat u belong to n acording 2 de gospel

  32. Spreading the Gospel should not have boundaries. Its complete nonsense to hear this synod cannot establish churches in this area, that’s nonsense, I look forward to the day Nkhoma synod will go to all corners of Malawi more especially in Mangochi and Machinga the same with other synods. Why should the spread of the word of God be limited in Malawi

  33. Anthu amulungu amakambirana mwantendere osati m’paka public yonse idziwe aaaaaa ndizopanda nzeru ndithu

  34. 1. Nkhoma synod ndi Livingstonia synod kutanthauza pakati ndi kumpoto kapena aChewa ndi aTumbuku. Musakangane ai musatize malire apakati ndi kumpoto basi zatheka. Koma chomwe mungaziwe nachi mulungu ndi mmodzi basi palibe wina zokangana ai kuzyweta.

  35. I thought as Presbyterian we have the same doctrines. These are indeed the signs of the end. What has remained is for us to start fighting. There are two things which leads to war, tribalism and issues of religion. Believe my words one day you’ll see blood. I will be happy if these quarrels end within the two synods please don’t try to invade Blantyre synod, I have been following them they are just good.

  36. kumawatero amenewo kuzimva too much…. Livingstonia synod is full of greedy and selfish leaders who always hide behind CCAP….. while fulifilling their political ambitions, tribalism and regionalism.. Mwaphunzitsa ana zoipa lero mma college kuli ma separate CCAP churches akumati livingstonia church inside nkhoma synod and Blantyre synod which is shamefull….

  37. this is a real joke, both synods fall under ccap so whats the matter,if the so called religious are setting boundaries within the church itself what are we the flock supposed to do,you are supposed to unite us not devide us!

  38. iiii koma yah!! I thought Nkhoma Synod will act professionally by not opening a branch in Mzuzu. So this means this church is questionable!!!!!!!!!

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