Lilongwe City Zone Dorcas organized a four days Leadership seminar for all zonal dorcas women leaders from 15th – 18th February 2017. The seminar was held at Lilongwe Central Church where over 98 women participated.
The seminar aimed at equipping women with leadership skills that would enable them to handle issues within their churches as leaders. One of the most important topics that the women were trained in was strategic planning which is a basic factor in achieving set goals and objectives. Training the women in strategic planning would mean that the leaders are able to systematically fulfil their plans.
Apart from strategic planning, the ladies reflected on issues of self – esteem. This topic was incorporated in the trained in view that most women looked down upon themselves, as such, they do not make much progress in their work. There is always a feeling that they are not as good as others especially men and therefore, this derails Gods work. They were encouraged to work without fear and shame and that they should believe in themselves.
Other topics included conflict resolution, basic reporting, leadership and event planning.
The city Zone President, Mrs Magola, thanked the women for their continued support given to her and for sparing their time to attend the seminar which, if practiced, will be very beneficial both to the church as well as individuals.
On Sabbath day, all Dorcas women from Lilongwe City Zone gathered at Central Church to support the seminar and witness the closing thereof. Sheherdess Mazengera summed up the program with strong words from the bible that encouraged leaders not to give up if faced with different challenges.