The Pilgrim Wesleyan Church National Superintendent Dr Alfred Kalembo has unveiled the church’s 2016 theme: YEAR OF HAVING THE MIND OF CHRIST IN OUR GIVING according to the book of Luke chapter 6 verse 38.
In a statement shared with the members Dr Kalembo who is also Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) President said he believes that the Lord is calling the Pilgrim Wesleyan Church to deeper commitment to giving and that in order for that to happen each member needs to have their minds renewed in the area of giving.
“Paul challenges the Christians in Rome to have renewed minds. Romans 12:2. The mind is critical in one’s life because we do what we think. In other words, our actions reflect our thinking. Therefore for us to give we must first of all think about giving. We will never give accidentally.,” he said.
He added that the head which houses our thinking capacity is our true identity. Every government takes the picture of the head as the one’s true identity. For us to be identified as a giving church, we need to have our mind renewed in the area of giving.
“Our Lord Jesus Christ thought about GIVING and then commanded his disciples to GIVE. The projects that God has put on our hearts among them the National Headquarters; Modern Conference Centers, University, School of Nursing, Modern Church buildings, Planting of new churches, sending out missionaries just to mention a few will all require that all our church members have a renewed mind in our giving,” he explained.
Dr Kalembo stressed the need to give as Christians because our destination is determined by our thought adding that we first think of where to go, then we take a step towards our destination and that our thinking affects the future generations.
“Our forefathers, thought about building schools, churches and clinics. Most of them are now rejoicing in the presence of our King of Kings, but we are enjoying what they thought about and built . I pray that God may move in all our churches so that we will all be filled with the spirit of generous giving,” he said.