THE Assemblies of God Church in Fiji will leave discussions of elections and politics off its agenda when it meets for its annual conference next week.
Church general secretary Viliame Vakasausau made the comments in response to questions posed by The Fiji Times on Friday.
"We have a normal agenda but then there are a few other things that we will discuss," Mr Vakasausau said.
"Usually we don't discuss election issues. We leave it to the people to decide.
"First we will discuss our restructuring and the proposed constitution and by-laws, that will be a main item of discussion.
He said the church would also discuss plans for a new building to house their headquarters.
"There is a piece of land that we have acquired a few years ago on the stretch between the agriculture school and the LDS church in Koronivia.
"We hope to build a convention centre and our head office and headquarters will be shifted to this piece of land. It's a 22-acre piece of land and this was bought by the church."
Mr Vakasausau said the church needed changes to its administration structure.
"We see that we are growing and we need to make some readjustment to our current structure to accommodate the growth that is taking place. According to the last statistics that we had, our membership ranges between 50,000-60,000.
"We have about 413 churches all over Fiji including Rotuma and we are expecting some delegates coming from overseas especially in the UK. There we have our British Army personnel and we have a pastor who is looking after them.
"We expect a lot of overseas delegates to be joining the 1000 delegates that we are preparing for."