It is hard to get used to the frequent deaths that touch our community here. One has recently affected the human behavior class I am teaching. The student's story is both unique and at the same time all too common.Read more
Back in my Peace Corps days, I vowed to eat anything offered in home hospitality. This seemed especially important when the invitation was from a family with limited resources who had prepared food especially for the guests.Read more
We, the Church Leaders from 24 member churches of the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) met at Mulungushi University in Kabwe from the 15th to 19th August 2009 for the 28th General Conference to deliberate and reflect on issues relating to the spiritual, social, political and economic areas in our nation under the theme “Seeking Justice for All.”.Read more
Greetings from Kitwe, Zambia, and we hope all is well. I wish to thank Global Ministries for the support rendered to us in support of our HIV/AIDS programmes at the college for several years now.Read more
The London Missionary Society was the first organization to establish a mission station based at Niamikolo close to Lake Tanganyika in 1885 followed by numerous other mission sites throughout the country. Other missions followed the LMS example and established a presence in other regions. Examples include the Paris Evangelical Mission at Lealui in 1982, the Methodists working among the Illa people in Western Zambia in 1892, the Presbyterians at Mwenzo in 1894. Following independence these four missions merged their work On January 16, 1965, the United Church of Zambia came into being with the Methodists, Congregationalists, Presbyterians and Reformed Evangelicals.Read more
Founded in 1979, Theological Education by Extension in Zambia (TEEZ) is an ecumenical program of nine churches aimed at providing extension-based theological training to church leaders and lay members in order “to prepare all God’s people for the work of Christian service” (Ephesians 4:12). TEEZ courses are taught by extension, which means the school goes to the students in their local setting instead of asking students to leave their ministry for training. This offers education at a lower financial cost and is a more effective use of time. Another asset of the TEEZ model is that the training is contextual because the students learn within their own ministry environment and context. Each year, TEEZ offers courses in all ten provinces of Zambia, including the most remote areas. More than 10,000 students study with TEEZ each year.