2015 Copperbelt Youth Rally

This is an all-day event held annually by the youth from the Copperbelt Reformed Baptist churches. It takes place on the first Saturday of December. In  2015, the rally was held on December 5th. The Copperbelt Youth Rally has been running for a number of years under different themes. These are selected based on the needs youth. Pastor Brian Njobvu relevantly handled the theme “Youths and Sexuality.” This subject is the need of the hour.

He began by defining the terms found in the theme, and then he showed the numerous sexual perversions that are in the world. He brought to the fore the many prohibitions contained in the scriptures with respect to sexual relations. Finally, he gave, a number of remedial steps that can be taken to maintain sexual purity notwithstanding the fact that we are in a sexually charged world.

After the preaching sessions, Mrs Paula Phiri, made an insightful presentation on HIV. The rally concluded with a question and answer session and for which there was a team was on hand to respond to the various questions raised by the youths. As you would expect, the questions were many because this is one topic that gets the youth excited. The day closed with a vote of thanks from the organising committee and people were dispersed. There was sweet fellowship after such that people were hesitant to drive off to their respective towns.

The rally attendance was just a little over 100 with representation from Kitwe (the hosts), Kalulushi, Ndola, Chambishi, Luanshya, Mufulira, Chililabombwe and Chingola. Given the number of towns mentioned above, the number of attendees could have been much higher than there was. Our appeal to the brethren would be to commit this work to the Lord in prayer for continued growth. We would love to have in attendance even those who are not of the Reformed faith, pray for us as we reach out to them. We remain indebted to God for His continued sustenance of this work.

Wezi Muwowo



Ndola Baptist Church Young Peoples’ Conference

The genesis of the Young Peoples’ conference (YP) was in the year 2008. It was birthed out of a concern to expose youths at Ndola Baptist Church and other churches to various doctrines of the Bible relevant to their time. It began in 2008 with an initial attendance of 82 young people from New life Ministries, Bread of life, Mushili Baptist, Grace Reformed Baptist and the Host Ndola Baptist Church.

The Speakers in 2008 were Pastor Lawrence Lama and a man popularly called Uncle PRB, formerly at Ndola Baptist Church. The conference has seen a number of other preachers take part which include; Pastor Saidi Chishimba, Dr. Grave Singogo, Dr. Phil Hunt, Pastor Choolwe Mweetwa just to mention a few.

The next two years that followed (2009 and 2010) we didn’t have the annual YP conference. The conference attendance has grown from 85 to over 500 participants from churches within Ndola and other surrounding towns within the Copperbelt and as far as Lusaka.

Last year, Dr. Conrad Mbewe from Kabwata Baptist Church was our speaker at that conference and handled the theme “The Lordship of Christ.” He emphasized the need to have Christ as our Lord and live lives as young people that demonstrate that fact. “The claim that Christ is Lord should be matched with a lifestyle that is conforming to our Lord Jesus Christ,” he emphasized.  The venue was packed with over 500 young people from different churches. The subject was timely and indeed a good spiritual feast. We were also privileged to have our brethren “The Sanctum” from Lusaka who ministered to us through songs.

One of the conference’s major components every year is the Question and Answer session. Young people always have an interest in this session. It avails them an opportunity to ask life-troubling questions. Pastor Mbewe was given an opportunity to answer various questions that were raised by conference participants. These questions included; courtship and marriage, sexual purity, resisting temptation, pride, lust, church membership and responsibilities to name but a few. A number of autographed copies of the book by Pastor Mbewe Maintaining Sexual Purity were sold at the conference.

The next conference takes place on the 22nd October 2016 and the speaker is Dr Lazarus Phiri, Vice Chancellor of the Evangelical University (former Theological College of Central Africa). Formal registration begins in June. Those that wish to participate should “like” our Facebook page and inbox us their details or call the church on +260 21262278 or email us on nbcypfellowship@gmail.com.  Attendance at the conference is free of charge and lunch will be provided to all participants who register before the registration deadline. We encourage all young people between 16-35years old to make a date with us.

Njavwa Sinkamba