2020 Zimbabwe West Annual Conference

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Officiating bishop: Bishop E.K. Nhiwatiwa

Main actions enacted by the conference: Conference resolutions 1,2,3,4,5

Resolutions or action related to the coronavirus: Yes -Conference through its church programs to conduct awareness programs and to raise funds to buy PPE for pastors

Resolutions or actions related to the delay of General Conference: None

Resolutions related to General Conference 2019: None

Resolutions related to General Conference 2022, including conference alignment: Our 2020 delegates will be our 2022 General Conference delegates

Number of churches leaving conference:  None

Number of churches that closed due to financial issues related to the coronavirus: None

Any special annual conference set: None

Endorsement of episcopal candidate:  N/A

Other resolutions adopted by the conference: None

Did your clergy session approve any openly gay candidates for ministry? No

Names of delegates for 2022 General Conference:

Clergy — Rev. Forbes Matonga, Rev. Remember Masamba

Laity — Sheperd Mupemba, Cuthbert Mukandiona

Did the conference have to elect replacement delegates due to the delay? No

Was there a push at your conference to elect younger delegates? No

Number of people ordained, commissioned or received into associate membership, and average age:

4 ordained, average age 40 Years

Number of clergy retired: One

Membership stands at 67,872, up from 66,953 the previous year.

Worship attendance stands at 22,521, down from 26,514.

Church school attendance stands at 22,521, down from 26,514.

Professions or reaffirmations of faith for 2019: 67,872, up from 66,965 in 2018.

Adults and young adults in small groups for 2019: 43,731, up from 43,061.

Worshippers engaged in mission for 2019: 67,872, down from 66,953.


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