Church of Central Africa Presbyterian – Synod of Zambia

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Church of Central Presbyterian - Synod of Zambia
Classification Protestant
Theology Reformed
Associations World Communion of Reformed Churches, Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia, Council of Churches in Zambia, Bible Society in Zambia, Theological Education by Extension in Zambia
Region Zambia
Origin 1984
Zambia
Congregations 67
Members 65,000
Ministers 58 plus 9 evangelists

The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian - Synod of Zambia is one of the Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian in Malawi.

History[edit]

The Zambia Synod was the work of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian - Livingstonia Synod. Those mission stations and surrounding Christian communities become part of the United Church in Central Africa in Rhodesia later the United Church in Zambia. But congregations around Lundazi were cut off from the United Church in Zambia and they have a separate church life, linked with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian - Livingstonia Synod. The first Presbytery in Zambia was formed in 1899. This was composed all of the mission stations and congregations established in northern Zambia. When the Synod was constituted in 1984, it composed of 2 Presbyteries, 16 congregations and 4 ordained ministers. This group spread rapidly. According to the church's statistics as of August, 2010, the Zambia Synod had 67 congregations in 11 presbyteries and more than 65,000 members served by 58 ordained ministers and 8 evangelists. That means 1250 member per pastor, they serve the growing number of congregations. The Synod relocared in 2010 from Eastern Zambia to Lusaka.[1]

Theology[edit]

The Westminster Confession of Faith and the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, the Canons of Dort and the CCAP Confession of Faith adopted in 1924 are the official confessions. It has close relations with the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa, the United Church in Zambia and the Reformed Church in Zambia [2][3] the Evangelical Fellowship in Zambia and the Bible Society of Zambia.[1]

The center of the church is in Lusaka, Zambia, it maintains the Chasefu Theological College.[4]

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