BLANTYRE--It's new and goes by the name Institute of Church Management (ICM).
And behind ICM are "concerned church members from various denominations” in society.
ICM, which has a retired Anglican bishop, a former vice president, a university professor and the deputy governor of the central bank, among other notables, will aim “to improve management and administrative skills in churches and church related organisations through training, consultancy and research.
"The vision of the ICM is to achieve effective, efficient, transparent and accountable church management," ICM said in statement.
The group will also offer "Christ centred and inclusive services to all the churches, denominations and church related denominations in Malawi.”
Retired Anglican bishop Bernard Malango is ICM chair. Other trustees include Rev. Winston Kawale, secretary, former vice president Justin Malewezi, Prof. Benson Kandoole, Dr. Dorothy Namate, Mrs. Mary Nkosi (deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi) and Gauton Kainja.
Malawi has three other powerful church bodies: The Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), representing the country's eight Catholic dioceses; the Malawi Council of Churches, which comprises the CCAP, Baptists and Lutherans, and the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM).
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