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‘Church at Important Juncture’

We, as part of the body of Christ, are at a very important and interesting juncture of our journey Methodist Church in Fiji president Reverend Tevita Banivanua during the opening
26 Aug 2015 10:29
‘Church at Important Juncture’
Delegates of the Methodist Church Annual conference in a group shot after the first day of the meeting at the Centenary Church in Suva on Monday. Photo: Jona Konataci

We, as part of the body of Christ, are at a very important and interesting juncture of our journey Methodist Church in Fiji president Reverend Tevita Banivanua during the opening of the church’s Annual Conference at Centenary Church in Suva on Monday.

“This is a week of extending acquaintances with one another and with God,” he said.

The one-week conference had the theme, ‘The Status of the Methodist Church in Fiji’.

Reverend Banivanua said the Methodist Church was somehow caught between the need to build strong Institutions, communities and building strong men.

“The covenant nature of the initial Lako Yani Vou (New Exodus), should always be that which binds us together and I want to encourage younger church historian and theologians to continue researching into this 50-year history of the Methodist Church in Fiji to help guide the next 50 years which has already started this year,” he said.

Reverend Nawadra said they must take stock of what the early missionaries had done in terms of structural development. The Methodist Church was now blessed with big and more permanent physical structures like the Baker Hall (now church), Centenary Church, the Davuilevu Theological College, Dudley and Wesley churches and the church school buildings.

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