By Bright Ndau
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, on Sunday, the 19th of April, 2020, launched the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) online church service and over 6 million people joined it worldwide.
The move is an intelligent and timely response to the suspension of physical church meetings due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
“ECG Church Members and followers across the world become part of the church services through subscribing to Major 1 Connect, an Application which helps them joining the video conferencing hosted by Prophet Bushiri in his studios in South Africa,” said Bushiri in a statement .
He went on adding ,“through the video conferencing, those connected are able to interact with the Prophet, just like a normal physical church gathering. They are able to talk with the Prophet and, most important of it all, to pray with him as their number one prayer partner.”
Major 1 said then the video conference is then broadcasted LIVE on Prophetic Channel Tv, You Tube, Facebook and Twitter handle of the church.
During the launch on Sunday about 7 000 connected directly through Major 1 Connect and over 6 million joined through connecting with live broadcasts on Prophet Channel Tv, You Tube and Facebook.
More than 25 000 people are expected to connect directly through Major 1 Connect in the coming service.
“The ECG Church is happy with the innovation as it provides a platform of praise and worship that is safe, one that keeps people in their homes, in the wake of COVID-19,” said Bushiri in the statement .
“The live church services broadcasting will be conducted every Monday Diplomatic, Friday Midweek services from 20:00 CAT and Sunday Service from 10:00 in the morning,” Bushiri said.
The Major 1 Connect Application can be found on AppStore and Google Store.