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The '''Zion Christian Church''' is one of the oldest African independent churches in [[Zimbabwe]].  The church is headquartered in the [[Defe]] area of [[Bikita]] in the [[Masvingo Province]] of Zimbabwe and boasts has several churches abroad.  In the recent years, the church grew and extended its boundaries o countries such as  South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana, Malawi, DRC, the UK, USA and Australia.
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The '''Zion Christian Church''' is one of the oldest African independent churches in [[Zimbabwe]].  The church is headquartered in the [[Defe]] area of [[Bikita]] in the [[Masvingo Province]] of Zimbabwe and boasts has several churches abroad.  In the recent years, the church grew and extended its boundaries o countries such as  South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana, Malawi, DRC, the UK, USA and Australia.<ref name="zcc">, [http://www.zccmbungo.org/index.php/history History],''ZCC'', retrieved:16 Jun 2015"</ref>
  
 
== Formation ==
 
== Formation ==
The church was formed by Reverend [[Samuel Mutendi]] 1913. It was formed after its founder had received his calling while working in present day [[Chegutu]] town during the [[Rhodesia]]n era.  
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The church was formed by Reverend [[Samuel Mutendi]] 1913. It was formed after its founder had received his calling while working in present day [[Chegutu]] town during the [[Rhodesia]]n era.<ref name="zcc"/>
  
 
== Leadership ==
 
== Leadership ==
After the death of [[Samuel Mutendi]] in 1978, his son [[Nehemiah Mutendi]] was consecrated as the Bishop of the church.  
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After the death of [[Samuel Mutendi]] in 1978, his son [[Nehemiah Mutendi]] was consecrated as the Bishop of the church.<ref name="zcc"/>
  
 
== Doctrine ==
 
== Doctrine ==
The church has its foundations in the Word of God through the biblical law. It also believes in the life of Jesus Christ.
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The church has its foundations in the Word of God through the biblical law. It also believes in the life of Jesus Christ.<ref name="zcc"/>
  
 
== Schools ==
 
== Schools ==
Z.C.C. has built more 11 schools in Zimbabwe. To date the schools have produced over 5000 graduates.
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Z.C.C. has built more 11 schools in Zimbabwe. To date the schools have produced over 5000 graduates.<ref name="zcc"/>
  
 
== Developmental Projects ==
 
== Developmental Projects ==
Between 2006 and 2011, the church embarked on a massive project to build their headquarters in Masvingo. In 2013, the church celebrated its centenary anniversary.  
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Between 2006 and 2011, the church embarked on a massive project to build their headquarters in Masvingo. In 2013, the church celebrated its centenary anniversary.<ref name="zcc"/>
  
 
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Revision as of 09:51, 16 June 2015

Zion Christian Church
Zion Christian Church
(EWOM)
The Zion Church
LocationZimbabwe
CountryZimbabwe
DenominationPentecostal
History
Founded1913
Founder(s)Samuel Mutendi
Past bishop(s)Nehemiah Mutendi
Architecture
Architectural typeRoman
Groundbreaking2006
Completed2011
Clergy
Bishop(s)Nehemiah Mutendi
Laity
Music group(s)ZCC Mbungo Stars, ZCC Defe Dopota

The Zion Christian Church is one of the oldest African independent churches in Zimbabwe. The church is headquartered in the Defe area of Bikita in the Masvingo Province of Zimbabwe and boasts has several churches abroad. In the recent years, the church grew and extended its boundaries o countries such as South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana, Malawi, DRC, the UK, USA and Australia.[1]

Formation

The church was formed by Reverend Samuel Mutendi 1913. It was formed after its founder had received his calling while working in present day Chegutu town during the Rhodesian era.[1]

Leadership

After the death of Samuel Mutendi in 1978, his son Nehemiah Mutendi was consecrated as the Bishop of the church.[1]

Doctrine

The church has its foundations in the Word of God through the biblical law. It also believes in the life of Jesus Christ.[1]

Schools

Z.C.C. has built more 11 schools in Zimbabwe. To date the schools have produced over 5000 graduates.[1]

Developmental Projects

Between 2006 and 2011, the church embarked on a massive project to build their headquarters in Masvingo. In 2013, the church celebrated its centenary anniversary.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 , History,ZCC, retrieved:16 Jun 2015"