KZNCC has ecumenical structures to serve all areas of the province of KZN. These are:

  • Diakonia Council of Churches (DCC), serving the eThekwini
  • iLembe District serving Stanger/KwaDukuza
  • KwaZulu Regional Christian Council (KRCC), serving King Cetshwayo, uMkhanyakude and Zululand Districts
  • Midlands Christian Council (MCC), serving the uMgungundlovu District
  • Southern KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council (SKZNCC), serving the Ugu District
  • Harry Gwala District Christian Council (HGDCC) serving the Mzimkhulu area
  • uThukela-Amajuba-Mzinyathi Christian Council (TAMCC), serving the uThukela, Amajuba and uMzinyathi Districts

All these structures including Church Land Programme (CLP), Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (PACSA), Vuleka Trust and the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) are member organisations.

OUR KEY ROLE: The priority role of KZNCC is that of servant leadership: facilitating ecumenical relationships with church leaders, member churches and member organisations, drawing on the strengths of each grouping and helping to respond to new challenges as these emerge. KZNCC has particular responsibility for provincial matters and has developed theological, advocacy, administration and mobilisation expertise in this field so that it can provide an effective service to ecumenical structures in all parts of the province. Particular attention is given to helping the church in each region to identify and understand priority social issues and respond effectively to these. This involves encouraging the sharing of ecumenical resources so that the areas of greatest need can be served.

OUR FUNDING: At present much of our funding still comes from overseas. However, this will not continue for long. We need to build up our local funding from members, corporates and government. In addition, we encourage our member Churches and organisations to increase their contributions both in cash and kind. Securing the sustainability of the KZNCC requires continued fund raising efforts, creativity and partnerships.

OUR STRATEGY: In order to carry out its key role of servant leadership, the KZNCC meets regularly with its member Churches and organisations and consults them in the process of planning our ecumenical work. We keep abreast of new trends in the Churches and ecumenical movement generally, including those Churches that are not at present part of our fellowship. Ongoing research in collaboration with local tertiary institutions, the University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Theology and Religion, and Theological seminaries help us to constantly refine our strategies and align our work more closely to that of our member Churches and organisations.

OUR WORK WITH SENIOR CHURCH LEADERS: There is a well-developed tradition in KwaZulu-Natal of ecumenical organisations working closely with senior Church leaders to strengthen the ecumenical movement. The KZNCC is committed to providing opportunities for meeting such leaders for prayer, spiritual and theological reflection and focussing on priority social issues, to enable them to be a united group, active and visible, pastoral and prophetic