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Title:
WHAT ARE THE FACTORS MILITATING AGAINST THE CONCEPT OF THE SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY IN THE ZIMBABWEAN ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH WITHIN THE TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK ?

Authors:
Dr. Victor Chaboneka Ngwenya

Abstract:
The main focus of this research was to investigate the factors which militate against the concept of the Small Christian Community (SCC) in the Zimbabwean Roman Catholic Church within the Total Quality Management paradigm as attempts are sought to implement Vatican 11's aspirations. A study of a qualitative nature utilising a grounded theory design was employed. Data was gathered from eight interviewees and eighteen respondents on biographic data, the concept of the SCC and parishioner participation in the SCC and Parish, thereafter solutions were sought for non-compliance. The research revealed that the some parishioners, the youth included did not attend prayer meetings with the latter being invisible in some church activities. Although non-attendance was due to work commitments, and educational engagements; the language policy and lackluster homilies and sermons factored in. Significantly were pledges which parishioners made and dishonoured. Suggestions proffered included awareness workshops and engagement in empowerment self-reliant projects.

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