Over the last fifteen years the United Methodist Church of Zambia has grown from a hand full of congregations to just 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 roofing 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 burnt-brick, sand and stone. The partnering church helps with the structural steel, roofing sheets, fasteners, cement for the foundation, floor, breeze-block windows and for the walls and of course the doors.


Quite often work teams from the partnering churches or groups come and help construct the church or come for the dedication Sunday.


If you are interested in becoming a sister church partner please contact:

Rev. Delbert Groves 

Groves@NewLifeZambia.com



A few pictures from the last fifteen years

Sister Church & Development