Zion Christian Church
The Zion Christian Church (or ZCC) is one of the largest African initiated churches in southern Africa, with members belonging to ZCC star and members belonging to the Saint Engenas ZCC.  The church's headquarters are at Zion City Moria in Limpopo Province, South Africa, and the two congregations that compose the church are led by Barnabas Lekganyane and Saint Engenas Lekganyane, the grandsons of its founder.
The ZCC was formed in 1924[dubious ] by Engenas Lekganyane, a former member of the Free Church of Scotland, .[dubious ] ZCC members trace the founding of the church to a revelation which Lekganyane is said to have received from God. The church was initially based in Lekganyane's home village of Thabakgone, near Polokwane in South Africa's Limpopo Province, and was officially registered as a church in 1942, by which time congregations had additionally been established in Botswana and Zimbabwe. The early church was strongly influenced by the doctrines of the Christian Catholic Church of John Alexander Dowie, based in Zion, Illinois in the United States of America, and by the teachings of the Pentecostal missionary John G. Lake, who began work in Johannesburg in 1908. Each year during Easter Holidays Church members drive to Moria, Polokwane (between 4 an 5 million members) to meet the Bishop and to pray for blessings.
- The belief that the religious and administrative leader of the church (or bishop) is a mediator between the congregation and God through Jesus Christ; that, like Christ, he can perform supernatural acts and faith-healing in the name of Lord Jesus Christ.
- The belief that senior officials in the ZCC (known as baruti) can use the power of the Holy Spirit to perform healing. 
- The use of different mechanisms for faith-healing. These include the laying-on of hands, the use of holy water, drinking of blessed tea and coffee, and the wearing of blessed cords or cloth.
- The colours of the church are green, yellow/gold, khakhi, white, blue, maroon, and brown.
- Green and yellow suits are for men and women and are called 'seaparo se segolo.' Khaki suits are for Mokhukhu (with a star badge) or are worn by men in Saint Engenas (with a dove badge). Blue suits are for women and are called 'khwaere ya bomme'; they used to be worn on Sundays. There are also khaki suits with green jerseys for 'khwaere ya bomme,' worn on Saturdays. Brown suits are for men and women who are singing 'Nkedi.' Maroon and white is for Zion City members who helped with church activities.
- Because the church preaches the message of peace, they start their greetings with the word 'KGOTSONG OR KGOTSO A E BE LE LENA (KGOTSO E BE LE LENA)' meaning "peace be unto you." ZCC is about peace and respect and the love of God.
- The church has its own magazine called "Messenger". Next to messages for its members, the magazine contains a list of events in the congregations throughout the country (e.g. visits of the Bishop).
- There are other ZCC sacred locations Pudingwana or Podingwane (Podungwane) near Lebowakgomo. This is the original headquarters of ZCC before it moved to Moria.And Thabakgone which is the church founder's birthplace in Ga-Mmamabolo.
- Women do not take part in Sunday service preaching. They, especially in Z.C.C Star, are allowed to preach during the women services held every Wednesday.
Members of the ZCC generally believe  that:
- A person is saved through acceptance of Christ and baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Christian Bible, Matt 28:19).
- A person prays to God (Jehovah, Yahweh, ...) in the name of Jesus Christ. We are all created by God.
- Purification of sins is obtained through confession, repentance and prayer.
- The bishop and ministers of the ZCC preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ as laid out in the Bible.
- ZCC congregation believes in Prophets and Prophecy.
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