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Zimbabwe Council of Churches

Founded in 1964.

Mission statement: The mission of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches is to enable the member churches to proclaim the good news of Christ, to strive for a visible Christian unity in Zimbabwe, speak with one voice on issues of national concern, and to carry out a holistic, self-supporting, prophetic, relevant and contextual Christian ministry in an ecumenical spirit, with a focus on the preaching and teaching of the gospel in accordance with holy scriptures, on ecumenical worship and spirituality, on community service and renewal, on justice and peace in church and society, and on sound theological reflection/education.

Member Of:
Associate Member Of:
(Within the WCC membership)
Other Members:

African Methodist Church

African Methodist Episcopal Church

Anglican Diocese of Central Zimbabwe

Anglican Diocese of Harare

Anglican Diocese of Manicaland

Anglican Diocese of Masvingo

Anglican Diocese of Matabeleland

Christian Marching Church

Church of Central Africa Presbyterian

Church of Christ in Zimbabwe

Dutch Reformed Church

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe

African Independent Church (Mushakata)

Independent Church in Africa

Methodist Church in Zimbabwe

Reformed Church in Zimbabwe

Salvation Army

United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe

United Congregational Church of Southern Africa

United Methodist Church

Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa

Ziwezano Church

Presbyterian Church of Africa

Associate Members:
(Within the WCC membership)
Other Associate Members:

Observer members:

Roman Catholic Church

Zimbabwe Assemblies of God in Africa

Associate members:

Bible Society of Zimbabwe

Ecumenical Arts Association

Fambidzano Yemakereke Avatema


International Bible Society

United Theological College

Young Men’s Christian Association

Young Women’s Christian Association

Zimbabwe Student Christian Movement

Zimbabwe Women’s Bureau

Service Arms:

Christian Care Zimbabwe

Ecumenical Church Loan Fund

Zimbabwe Association of Church Related Hospitals


The Zimbabwe Council of Churches is affiliated with the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism of the World Council of Churches