Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:00

BREAKTHROUGH BUSINESS BREAKFAST

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During the Three days of breakthrough conference the church organised the Business Breakfast meeting held on 11th June 2016 at Intercontinental hotel. During the meeting Bishop J. Archbald Cole from Serra Leon the Presiding Bishop for New life church shared an encouraging message bellow is the summary of the message.  

Message title: Builders Mindset
Text: Nehemiah 1:1-5
Life is about building, we build infrastructure, relationships and families. Everyone is a builder.
How to be a master builder:
a) Be a man or woman of concern:

If you are concerned about your community, you will build something. Concern leads to innovation.
b) Builders must be informed:
Information will motivate you to build something. As a builder, you need to know about your past events, present realities and future potentials.
c) As a builder you need to be a thinker:
Lazy minds cannot build. There are two ways to build: introspective and retrospective.
d) Prioritize Spiritual resources:
There are two realms: Supernatural and natural realms. You need to operate on the super level.
Things to Prioritize:
i) Prayer life
ii) Fasting
iii) Tithes and offerings
iv) The word of God
v) Seed sowing
. Be connected:
Realize a covenant connection that will help to strategise and talk business.
In attendance were corporate organizations, business men and women and various churches.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:00

LUSAKA PROVINCE MEN OF DESTINY CONFERENCE

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The Men of Destiny Provincial Conference started on 27th May 2016. In Lusaka province the conference was held at Kanyama Bread of life branch. On 28th May was the second day of the conference and it started in a unique way .The Men of Destiny Marched around Kanyama township with a Band as the prophetic action symbolising victory over the city. During the March past the Men of Destiny gave out flyers that contained the message of salvation. After the Match past the Men of destiny donated some cleaning materials and hampers to Kanyama Hospital. The team was receive by the nurses and the Doctor who was present. The pastors who were present were Pastor Mangoma, Pastor Chigora, Pastor Muyumbana, Pastor Casidy, Pastor Muselepete and the coordinator Deacon Muteta among others.The team took time to pray for the sick at the hospital before handing over the donations. The Nurses on behalf of the hospital thanked the team of men of destiny for their great work.

Bishop Joe Imakando was ministering at a Prayer Conference held by Royal Connections RCCG in London in the third week of May 2016.

Thursday, 19 May 2016 00:00

Miracle Service and Holy Communion

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Bread of Life Church held a Miracle service and Holy Communion Service at the Blessing Centre on the 15th of May 2016. In attendance was Chongwe, Meanwood, Chawama, Kanyama, Lusaka West and Emmasdale churches. Bishop Joe Imakando preached on a message entitled, ‘Powerful Ministry at Ephesus’, Acts 19:8-12. Ephesus was a leading city and business centre of Asia minor. It was a city full of every kind of evil, magicians and sorcerers had great influence in the city. Paul preached the gospel and the Ephesus church was planted, which was pastured by young Timothy. His ministry was characterized by powerful preaching and unusual miracles. Powerful preaching at Ephesus Paul entered the synagogue, a place of worship. Paul believed the gospel was preached to the Jew first and then to the Gentiles. The synagogue was full of religious Jews. Paul preached there the gospel. Today, there are so many churches that are religious and full of people who are worshipping a god they do not know. To this effect, Bishop Imakando warned the congregation to be aware of false prophets. All of Asia minor heard the word of God, after preaching for 2 years, the word spread out to both Jews and Gentiles and a church was established at Ephesus which was later pastured by Timothy. Paul’s patience and commitment paid off. As a Christian you need to press on, trusting and believing God until He answers you. Do not give up easily. Miracles at Ephesus In Acts 19:11-13, God needed Paul’s hand in order to perform miracles and in order for man to work miracles, he needs the power of God. God works miracles through the hands of a chosen vessel. 1 Corinthians 12.10; Acts 3.6 When our trust is in God, we shall see miracles. Bishop Imakando encouraged the congregation to have faith in God. The Bishop gave a testimony of a three women who went to his home seeking prayer for a very sick woman. Due to their faith and persistence, the woman received her healing after being prayed for by Bishop. At the end of the service, the Holy Communion was conducted. The Holy Communion, known also as the Lord’s Supper, represents the greatest expression of God’s love for His people. Two items are used in the Holy Communion—the bread which represents Jesus’ body that was scourged and broken before and during His crucifixion, and the cup which represents His shed blood. When Jesus walked on earth, He was vibrant, and His body was full of life and health. He was never sick. But before Jesus went to the cross, He was badly scourged by the Roman soldiers, and His body was torn as He hung on the cross. At the cross, God also took all our sicknesses and diseases and put them on Jesus’ originally perfect and healthy body, so that we can walk in divine health. That is why the Bible says by His stripes, we are healed (Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24). In Luke 22:20, Jesus tells us that the cup is the “new covenant in My blood”, and the apostle Paul tells us that the blood of Jesus brings forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:14, Ephesians 1:7). Holy Communion is a service considered by most Christian churches. According to the New Testament, it was instituted by Jesus Christ during his Last Supper. Bread of Life Church held a Miracle service and Holy Communion Service at the Blessing Centre on the 15th of May 2016. In attendance was Chongwe, Meanwood, Chawama, Kanyama, Lusaka West and Emmasdale churches. Bishop Joe Imakando preached on a message entitled, ‘Powerful Ministry at Ephesus’, Acts 19:8-12. Ephesus was a leading city and business centre of Asia minor. It was a city full of every kind of evil, magicians and sorcerers had great influence in the city. Paul preached the gospel and the Ephesus church was planted, which was pastured by young Timothy. His ministry was characterized by powerful preaching and unusual miracles. Powerful preaching at Ephesus Paul entered the synagogue, a place of worship. Paul believed the gospel was preached to the Jew first and then to the Gentiles. The synagogue was full of religious Jews. Paul preached there the gospel. Today, there are so many churches that are religious and full of people who are worshipping a god they do not know. To this effect, Bishop Imakando warned the congregation to be aware of false prophets. All of Asia minor heard the word of God, after preaching for 2 years, the word spread out to both Jews and Gentiles and a church was established at Ephesus which was later pastured by Timothy. Paul’s patience and commitment paid off. As a Christian you need to press on, trusting and believing God until He answers you. Do not give up easily. Miracles at Ephesus In Acts 19:11-13, God needed Paul’s hand in order to perform miracles and in order for man to work miracles, he needs the power of God. God works miracles through the hands of a chosen vessel. 1 Corinthians 12.10; Acts 3.6 When our trust is in God, we shall see miracles. Bishop Imakando encouraged the congregation to have faith in God. The Bishop gave a testimony of a three women who went to his home seeking prayer for a very sick woman. Due to their faith and persistence, the woman received her healing after being prayed for by Bishop. At the end of the service, the Holy Communion was conducted. The Holy Communion, known also as the Lord’s Supper, represents the greatest expression of God’s love for His people. Two items are used in the Holy Communion—the bread which represents Jesus’ body that was scourged and broken before and during His crucifixion, and the cup which represents His shed blood. When Jesus walked on earth, He was vibrant, and His body was full of life and health. He was never sick. But before Jesus went to the cross, He was badly scourged by the Roman soldiers, and His body was torn as He hung on the cross. At the cross, God also took all our sicknesses and diseases and put them on Jesus’ originally perfect and healthy body, so that we can walk in divine health. That is why the Bible says by His stripes, we are healed (Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24). In Luke 22:20, Jesus tells us that the cup is the “new covenant in My blood”, and the apostle Paul tells us that the blood of Jesus brings forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:14, Ephesians 1:7). Holy Communion is a service considered by most Christian churches. According to the New Testament, it was instituted by Jesus Christ during his Last Supper. {gallery}Miracleservi{/gallery}

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

Bread of Life Church London Baptism Service

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London Bread of life Church held a baptism service on 1st April 2016 and 9 members were baptized.

At the beginning of preaching Bishop Joseph Imakando encouraged the church to embrace all foreigners living in Zambia. He said from the attacks that took place on foreigners, they are now living in fear others have been taken back to refuge camps. Imagine someone who had a home now remaining homeless, someone who had a business but today they have nothing . Foreigners living in Zambia are our brothers and sisters they need our love. At the end of the service Bishop Imakando lead the congregation in giving an offering which was going to be taken to the camps setup for the displaced foreigners. That was happening on 01 May 2016 right at the Blessing Centre during all the church services.
 
Saturday, 30 April 2016 00:00

Overseers and Pastors Retreat 2016

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It has been a great Overseers and Pastor's retreat. Last night marked the end of the retreat that started on Monday 25th April 2016. The last session was so powerful Bishop Imakando prayed for the leaders and anointed them.

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Thursday, 28 April 2016 00:00

CHURCH SERVICE AT MWEMBESHI PRISON

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CHURCH SERVICE AT MWEMBESHI PRISON
Bread of Life Men of Destiny spent their time at Mwembeshi where they had a church service with prisoners. The church service was held in the chapel built by the Prison Fellowship of Zambia. The service was so powerful characterized by songs of praise from the prisoner's choir, the singing was well coordinated such that you could hear the harmony. Most of the men who visited this place had their countenance down when they just saw the prisoners but lightened the by the powerful praise and gained the strength to join the choir in dancing and singing. Pastor Luther Maseko took time to encourage the prisoners on a subject entitle, "LIFE BEYOND LIMITS"
Gen 37:1-11, Gen 39:20-22, Gen 41:41 He went on to speak on the aspect of the parents, people, the pit, the prison and the palace beyond the limits. At the end of the service Chief Elder Banda on behalf of the church and the Men of Destiny ministry handed over to the officer in charge on behalf of the inmates 130 chairs for the chapel, Chickens, bathing soap, Sugar, Bread and some other groceries. Prisoners expressed happiness and thanked the church for its effort to support them. The station officer in charge also thanked the church on behalf of the government of Zambia and encouraged all the believers and the general public to spare some time to visit prisoner even when they do not have much to give them but just a visit will be an encouragement to the inmates. In the closing remarks Pastor Muyumbana the leader of men of destiny assured the inmates and station officer that the church will be committed to the call to help the inmates and other vulnerable people in society. Most of the men of destiny bought the prison fellowship membership card which will give them access to visit any prison without any restriction.

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Bishop Imakando Launches Windhoek BLCI

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Excitement and a sense of destiny characterized the launching of Bread of Life Church International in Windhoek, Namibia our 13th international branch during the Three Days of Power Conference slated for 1st to 3rd April 2016. The launch was held at a primary school hall which was packed to capacity as Bishop Joe Imakando ministered the word titled, ‘Unceasing Breakthroughs’. Bishop Joe Imakando and Rev. Makiseni Bambe ordained Elder Stanley Lyatumba who has been spearheading the church plant as the new pastor, to the jubilation of the congregation. The conference and Saturday morning breakfast meeting was attended by various ministers of the gospel including Apostle Haroona Goroh and Prophetess Titi Goroh. {gallery}namibialauncha{/gallery}

Friday, 11 March 2016 00:00

The 2016 Easter Conference

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It is time for breakthrough from stagnation, financial limitations, ministry limitations and from all manner of limitations.

This 2016 Easter Conference Easter with Bishop Joe Imakando and host Apostle Miracle Williams.

Date: 25th - 28th March, 2016

Time: Friday - 16.00hrs

Saturday to Monday 10.30 - 13.00hrs (Morning Sessions); 16.00hrs - 18.30(Evening Sessions)

 Be blessed and admission is FREE!

As the prayer and fasting came to an end for the Bread of life church Bishop Imakando encouraged the church to give an offering for the poor and those who are Sick. The offering will be used to pay school fees and buy food them, Bishop has declared this week as the week for giving to the poor. Bread of life church takes care of the poor and people living with HIV through the Home based care ministry. 

Monday, 18 January 2016 00:00

Prayer and Fasting 2016

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Join Bread of Life Church family for an important event in the 2016 calendar to pray and fast for the church, nation and family.

With host Bishop Joe Imakando and guest Pastor Dayo Akintunde.

2 Chronicles 7:14, ‘If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land’.

Everyone is welcome!

Friday, 01 January 2016 00:00

2016 Confessions and Declarations

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CONFESSIONS
1.    I receive God’s anointing for my breakthrough in every area of my life. By faith I take authority over every obstacle on my way.
2.    I believe and confess that this year I will encounter blessings that will bring the best out of me. The Lord will favor me with all around blessings which cannot be overlooked
3.    I confess that all my hidden blessings are being exposed by the Lord. That the blessings of the Lord makes one rich and He adds no sorrow to it. For the Lord causes me to be blessed everywhere I go.
4.    I confess that breakthrough is coming into my life and will cause me to overtake. For the day of the Lord’s favor is upon me. My best days are around the corner.
5.    I confess that what am going through shall not stop me from where He is taking me. I am marked for continuous breakthroughs.
6.    I confess that I shall hear His voice at every cross road as He leads me in the path I should go. I bless God because every Red Sea of impossible situations in my life is turning around for my favor and my good.
7.    I boldly confess that the year of my breakthrough has come. I will not be stagnant any longer. Doors of opportunity will open before me. I will walk in uncommon favor.
8.    I confess that by faith I receive God’s grace to see transformation in every area of my life. By faith I receive a new name. A name that will signify my breakthrough. I am blessed and highly favored.

DECLARATIONS
1.    I boldly declare that God is in charge for all that concerns me. Every mountain of impossibility will turn around for my breakthrough, in the Name of Jesus.
2.    I declare that this year all my hidden blessings will be exposed in Jesus Name
3.    I boldly declare that I resist everything that tries to stop me from reaching my goal. I declare that am beginning well in 2016 and I will finish well.
4.    I declare that I will not go back to my old name but shall move on from glory to glory. My life will bring a testimony to the name of Jesus Christ.
5.    I declare that I receive grace to put away immature behavior and grow more into my new name. My eyes are open to the deeper things of God in Jesus Name
6.    I declare that God is my source of breakthrough and causes me to rise above every situation. I am more than a conqueror in Jesus Name.

Friday, 01 January 2016 00:00

2016 - Year of Breakthrough

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Genesis 32:22-28

Vs. 26 - Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

  • Breakthrough originates from God
  • There is a price to pay for breakthrough
  • Breakthrough will usher you into a blessing
Friday, 18 March 2011 09:32

Youth Sunday

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The Youth and Students’ Ministry, also known as the Joshua Generation (JG), was ministering in all the three Sunday services, at Bread of Life Church in Emmasdale, Lusaka, on 13th March, 2011. This day was given to the young people to show case their God given gifts, as well as submitting a report on what the Youth Ministry had achieved from the year 2010 goals.
The day was rejoiced through preaching, praise and worship, and entertainment. The church was blessed,as evidenced by the unprecedented God’s presence, characterized by deep spiritual insight from the young generation.
And it was highlighted from the report that the year 2010 had been eventful for the Youth Ministry with so many activities, including hosting of a provincial Youth Conference attended by 3000 youths from all over the country. Others were, joint revival meetings, sports outing, overnights, prayer summits and leadership workshops. Apart from sharing spiritual support, the youths sponsored ten of their colleagues, with school fees, in the year under review.

 
Friday, 18 December 2009 10:19

Yes I can – Bishop Emmah Isong

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After the faith conference in Kitwe Bishop Emmah Isong was at Emmasdale Bread of Life church on 11th December 2009.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 15:28

Worship Sunday

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It was a joyous moment for the congregation as they worshiped God together with members of the Praise Team who ministered in praise and worship, word of exhortation and giving of announcements.

Saturday, 15 November 2014 14:41

Words of Comfort

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Tuesday 28th October 2014 was a sad day for Zambia. It was a day the Republican President Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata passed on.

Thursday, 06 September 2012 07:01

WORD EXPLOSION CONFERENCE 2012

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Word Explosion 2012

The five-day annual conference began on Wednesday 29th August to Sunday 2nd September, 2012 at the Blessing Center, head quarters of BLCI, Lusaka, under the theme: “Encountering Divine Performance”. The conference which was characterized by life transforming messages attracted close to ten thousand people both local and neighbouring countries.

 

Delegates from Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia were among those who travelled long distances to come and tap into God’s extraordinary blessings at Bread of Life Church.

 

During the opening, the host and presiding, Bishop Joe Imakando, assured the congregation that the Word Explosion would equip them for divine performance before entering a new season.

 

“This conference will be used as a tool for ushering us into a new season and when that season comes, it will bring the grace to empower us for prosperity”. The Bishop declared.

Bishop Imakando invited Bishop Mark Kariuki (Kenya), Bishop Tudor Bismark (Zimbabwe), Apostle J. Mwingira (Tanzania), Dr. David Molapo (South Africa), as guest speakers. Local preachers included, Rev Kangwa Mumba, Rev Patrick Simushi and Pastor Andrew Kumwenda.

 

Bishop Imakando, on Saturday evening, preached a sermon entitled: Entering a New Season and reaffirmed that the time to enter a new season had come. He also told the congregation to get ready for new blessings in the month of September when BLCI will clock 20 years of ministry.

 

The Bishop expounded on four major points that would show a new season for the church had drawn near:

 

1. The nature of a season; a new season means the unused and attractive phase has come. As we enter a new season God will put a new garment on us and we will smell good with new aroma.

2. The signs of the season; how can we understand that we have entered a new season?

We have encountered fierce opposition and attack from the enemy. But the devil is a liar.

Our prayer level has increased. God is using prayer to counteract our enemy.  The spirit of God has raised a standard and we are assured of victory. We cannot fail when God is on our side. No weapon formed against us shall prevail.

Every Sunday a large number of people have been receiving salvation.

On daily basis several people come to tour the Blessing Center to look at the new structure.

There has been a prophetic utterance that we shall be a church of thousands.

3. The power of the season; it will provide environment of God’s favour and you will progress. There shall be no opposition to stop you. Heaven is working with you for the favour of God’s has come.

4. How do we respond to our new season; some people may have doubts for the new season but we shall see it. Your unbelief cannot not stop God from what He is about to do in your life:

Be expectant that God will move on your behalf.

Ride on God’s favour; do what the occasion demands.

Do what you have never done before; Solomon gave offering and he entered a season of wisdom and honour.

Be sensitive to prompting of Holy Spirit.

Seize doors of opportunity, they seldom knock twice.

Confess the favour of God that you are entering a New Season.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:24

Word Explosion Conference 2012

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Do not miss 'The word Explosion Conference' with host & speaker Bishop Joe Imakando

 

Guest Speakers:

  • Bishop Tudor Bismark
  • Bishop Mark Kariuki
  • Apostle J Mwinjra
  • Dr. Mamikie & Dr. David Mulapo... And many, many more

Date: 29th August to 2nd September 2012

 

Venue: Blessing Centre, corner of Lumumba and Vubu roads in Emmasdale, Lusaka

 

Time: Wednesday 29th August 2012 at 17.30

From 30th August to 2nd September 2012 8.30hrs to 13:00hrs (Morning sessions)

14:00hrs to 20:00hrs (Afternoon and Evening sessions)

 

Call: 260 211 244492 or 260 977 422 968, 0977 784  936

 

Registration: FREE, FREE

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can one become a Member of BLCI?
To start with, one has to give his or her life to the Lord that is to be born again. After this, one has to through a foundation class which basically aims at grounding the newly born again believer to the basic Christian principles. On completion, of the foundation class one goes through the waters of baptism after which one qualifies to be a member of Bread of Life Church International and will then be encouraged to join one of the many ministries the church has.
What organization is BLCI Affiliated to?
Bread of Life Church is affiliated to the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia, which fellowship was established in 1964 for the purpose of providing fellowship among the evangelical missionaries serving in Zambia.
When was Bread of Life Church founded?
Bread of Life Church International was founded on 13th September 1992 with a vision of bringing thousands into the kingdom of God. The church, then located on plot 136 Chinyunyu road in Emmasdale had a congregation of 120.
Who is the Presiding Bishop of BLCI?
Bishop Imakando is currently the Presiding Bishop of Bread of life Church International. He also happens to be the founder of Bread of Life Church in August 1992, when while in Lagos Nigeria God gave him the vision that led to the birth of Bread of life Church International.

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