On Saturday 31 October 2020, District Apostle J Kriel met with the Rectors of the greater Durban Area at Pinetown church.
A spiritual direction was given through a Bible word from Proverbs 29:18; “Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.”
To the delight of the Rectors, the meeting was based on their experiences in the congregations over the past seven months during the ongoing lockdown period. The District Apostle used the opportunity to inquire about the impact of the lockdown on members and the ministerial body and used the opportunity to strengthen the participants in his responses to comments and questions.
The following topics were also discussed during the gathering:
- the response of members to the return to church;
- the serving of Holy Communion to those who are unable to return to church;
- ministers who are constrained in their responsibilities as a result of one or the other pre-existing conditions.