The Church is divided into Dioceses, Deaneries, Parishes and Congregations. Dioceses can only be established on the authority of the Church Assembly. The Diocesan Assembly is the authority that declares a particular area of operation as a congregation, parish or deanery. The workers of the Church include Diocesan Bishops, Deans, Pastors, Deacons and Lay Persons. At each congregation, the Church has the organs of Sunday school, Luther league, Luther League Seniors’ Fellowship (three fall under youth), Women’s Fellowship and Men’s Fellowship, which organs are replicated at parish level. Each parish, made up of one or more congregations, is headed by a Pastor in Charge who reports to a Dean. The deanery is made up of several parishes under a Dean. The Dean in turn reports to the Diocesan Bishop.
This organ caters for the Spiritual needs of children from 2 to 12 years of age. In addition, the children are aught social and practical skills. Furthermore, they have a platform to play, interact and develop in their understanding of the Bible and its applications to their lives from an early age.
Luther League (LL)
With the Motto: “Let no one despise your youth…” (1 Tim 4: 12), the overall goal/ mission of the youth is to raise a generation of believers who are rooted and grounded in the word, sound doctrine, seasoned in Christian character, overflowing in wisdom and revelation, self supporting and relevant to their social context, fervent, bold and vibrant, uncompromising in principle and zealous for good works. The youth participate in evangelism programmes of the church from local to national level in the Church. Age group is from 13 to 24 years of age.
Luther League Seniors’ Fellowship (LLSF)
This organ caters for the intermediary group between youth and adulthood (men and women) normally for members between 24 and 40 years of age. The general aim of LLSF is to have active action towards being better disciples and witnesses of Christ at home, workplace and society. The organ also supports the mission and ministry of the Church by promoting Bible reading and prayer at personal and corporate level; creating forums for teaching in areas such as Counselling, Relationships, Leadership Training, Doctrinal issues, Social concerns, Stewardship and Fund raising.
This organ brings all women together to work for God in their homes, communities and congregations. This is done by them working hard as individuals and as a group, using their hands to cater for their families’ material and Spiritual needs and making a positive impact on the lives of their families, immediate surroundings and community for Christ. These women, once “bloused” (term for the donning of the special vestment after completion of an internship) put on a purple and grey uniform generally associated with women of the Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe.
This organ caters for all adult males who will have gone through Catecumen class and its purpose is to provide its members with more opportunities to study the Word of God; encourage all Christians to take an active part in the witnessing of Christ; persuade the lost to receive Christ as their Saviour; and visit homes to pray and care for the sick, the aged, the orphans and the needy.