The year 2017 opened on a spiritual note with reflection, self-evaluation, motivation and inspiration for members of staff of the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) as they went on a three day annual retreat. Held under the theme “God of Success” and coordinated by the department of Theology and Ecumenical Engagement the retreat allowed staff days off their daily duties to camp at Makeni’s Kingsley Mweenda Centre, Lusaka.
The exciting three day programme was packed with interactive activities, spiritual talk and teachings to help members of staff plan for the year ahead as a team.
During the opening session of the retreat facilitated by Dr Isaac Banda of Reformed Church in Zambia (RCZ) the participants were encouraged to focus on God the creator in order to discover their origin, identity, meaning, significance and destiny adding that all other ways lead to a dead end.
“Any quest of a successful life must find its beginning in God and not outside God. Success without God is not satisfactory but a pile of trouble,” Dr Banda said.
And on the second day of the retreat Fr Emmanuel Chikoya of the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross on achieving Godly success, highlighting seven ways which if applied properly helps Christians to find success in life.
“It is important to consider the key laws of success which include setting goals, educating yourself, working towards having a good health, self-drive, application of resourcefulness, perseverance and seeking God’s guidance.
And closing the three day retreat CCZ Head of Programmes (HOP) Abraham Chikasa thanked staff for their commitment to work describing the event as helpful in planning for the year ahead adding that planning for the year without God is planning to fail.
Members of staff applauded CCZ management for organizing the event adding that reflection on spiritually focusing of success in a Godly way was timely.