Systems and values have driven society through history; many of these values cannot be deleted from societies and is passed from generation to generation. The church cannot be exempt from being influenced by these values. As a result, there has been a distorted worldview of the Church of the Nazarene in Swaziland toward children and their importance for the church and the Kingdom. Throughout the history of Christianity children have often been overlooked in the life of the Church. As this research has demonstrated the pattern didn’t change in the history of the Swazi Church of the Nazarene; through its history these systems and values have influenced the local culture as well as the mission movement and was later absorbed by the local church and passed on through generations.

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