Original Research

Community transformation through the Pentecostal churches

Njabulo Tfwala, Maake Masango
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 72, No 3 | a3749 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v72i3.3749 | © 2016 Njabulo Tfwala, Maake Masango | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 July 2016 | Published: 02 December 2016

About the author(s)

Njabulo Tfwala, Practical Theology Department, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Maake Masango, Practical Theology Department, University of Pretoria, South Africa


This article constitutes an attempt at reflecting on the extent Pentecostal churches in Swaziland are transforming their communities towards God’s justice mandate. The article shows that liberation has not yet gone beyond the split between socio-political engagement and spiritual enrichment in the liturgy for the Pentecostal churches in Swaziland, such that the fruit of liturgy is not lived out in the community, including polity and the judicial order. A transformative liberative pastoral care methodology is purposed for this article.


Transformation; Pentecostal churches; Swaziland; KaLuhleko


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