Bread of Life Church Couples and Marriages ministry took place on Sunday 20th April 2014, during the Easter Cenference at the Blessing Centre in Emmasdale, Lusaka.
Bread of Life Church International Couples and Marriage ministry had a graduation for 9 marriage counsellors who had under gone 20 weeks training in theory and field work. This program is designed to help train marriage and family counsellors with vision and authority that equips them for the work of God.
Bishop Imakando praying for newly ordained chairperson for Couples and Marriage ministry, Elder ChilambweNewly ordained chairperson Elder Chilambwe told the congregation that Bread of Life conducts approximately 4 weddings a month thus the need for a strong and effective marriage and couples ministry.
Presiding Bishop for Bread of Life Church advised the counselors to depend on the Holy Spirit for council. And to be trustworthy. Are you the kind of counsellor that someone can confide in? asked the Bishop.
The church puts emphasis on having strong families as a foundation for a vibrant and growing church. The training is an ongoing programme of the church, in keeping abreast with the increasing needs and demands of an ever growing body of Christ.The couples were enrolled for training on basis of selection interviews and recommendations from their respective Districts of Emmasdale main church. The training was directed towards meeting the challenges faced in marriage and family relationship needs, for the purpose of strengthening them through Pre-marital and post-marital counselling.
Some of the topics covered include:
Marriage, relations, how to handle finances, gender and medical issues.
|Giving the vote of thanks, Dr. Andrew Kumwenda (graduating from both Couples and School of Ministry) appreciated the Bishop for his continued leadership, training and innovation. The doctor also thanked all the teachers. Later on, they presented gifts of thanks to Pastor Bernadette and Bishop Imakando. |
Among the leaders in the couples ministry:
Pastor Mapulanga - Office Coordinator
Elder Mutwale – Chief counsellor.
Dr. and Mrs. Kumwenda – Medical advisors
Mr and Mrs Simwaba – Financial advisors
|Bishop Joe Imakando, Pastor Bernadette Imakando, Elder and Mrs Chilambwe handing certificates to the graduating counsellors |
The Bread of Life Counselling ministry encouraged the congregation to look to Jesus for their liberty.