Pentecostal Churches: Money Making Machines or Purveyors of Socio-Economic Growth?

  • Lovemore Togarasei
  • Kudzai Biri


Against the criticism that Pentecostal churches are ripping people off their hard earned cash or other material possessions, this chapter argues that, although this criticism may be true of some churches, it is not all Pentecostal churches that can be so accused. The chapter demonstrates that Pentecostal churches in Zimbabwe are fast becoming purveyors of economic growth and poverty eradication especially through encouraging entrepreneurship and positive thinking. The chapter indentifies specific churches and church activities that are helping in uplifting the lives of the people.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lovemore Togarasei
    • 1
  • Kudzai Biri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of TRSUniversity of BotswanaGaboroneBotswana

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