Since the year 2000 the United Methodist Church of Zambia has grown from five congregations to over a hundred congregations. The New Life Center is deeply involved in building Sister Church structures to help with this growth. Most often these congregations start by meeting in homes, school buildings, thatch roofed structures or even under a tree.
The Sister Church program is inviting other Churches or groups from outside Zambia to partner with one of the congregations. As part of the partnership, the Zambian congregation is responsible for working with the UMC Zambia Conference for attaining the land and all title, survey and legal fees, as well as bricks, sand and stone. The partnering church helps with purchasing the structural steel, roofing sheets, fasteners, and cement for the foundation, floor, breeze-block windows, and the walls.
Quite often work teams from the partnering churches or groups come and help construct the church, for the dedication Sunday, or for evangelism/ministry events.
If you are interested in becoming a Sister Church partner please contact: Rev. Delbert Groves Groves@NewLifeZambia.com.