CCAP Church and School Construction
About Our Partner
CCAP Synod of Zambia
The CCAP Synod of Zambia was inaugurated on October 28, 1984 and has grown from two to fifteen presbyteries and from 16 original congregations to 83 congregations composed of over 500 prayer houses countrywide. The membership has increased from 10,000 to nearly 80,000. The training of leaders and ministers continues to be a priority. Building the capacity for the CCAP Church is already underway. One of the biggest challenges for the synod has been the accommodation of the synod offices and their community schools. The office building, which is nearly completed, is located on five acres in the Chunga farm area. The land was purchased in 1997 with PC(USA) funds through Rev. Bill and Nancy Warlick, who were then missionaries in southern and central Africa. The synod officers have already moved into the half-finished building and long to make finishing touches as funds become available. CCAP congregations have contributed cement and bricks as well as labor for their synod building. Additional funds are now needed for plastering, painting, plumbing, flooring, electrical work and ceiling boards.
Bishop Desmond Tutu once said: “Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” This project will strengthen the ministry of a key global partner by helping them to complete a building where their staff and ministry leaders are working and training other leaders. Several CCAP congregations are also contributing to the well-being of communities by educating poor children in their community schools.
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $20,000 for completion of and furniture for the office building and classrooms for community schools.