AND MODEL FARM
Chasefu Theological College (CTC)
The dynamic Church of Central Africa Presbyterian/ Synod of Zambia (CCAP/Zambia) has grown from 16 congregations in 1984, when it was constituted, to 73 congregations in 2013. In 1996 church growth and shortage of pastors catapulted CCAP/ Zambia into initiating a theological college on 5 square acres of land in eastern Zambia- at the site of a historical Scottish mission station dating from 1922.
Currently CTC has a hostel for students and staff, and a library. Classes are held in one room of a nearby CCAP Zambia mission school. According to the theological students at Chasefu, the remote location- without running water and electricity- is “very conducive to study!”
Chasefu Model Farm
Because of the level of poverty in Zambia (60% under the poverty line), rural CCAP Zambia congregations struggle to support their pastors. As a result, many pastors are trained in agriculture as a way of supplementing household income.
CTC has begun farming church land at Chasefu. CCAP/ Zambia envisions a model farm providing food for theological students, teaching pastors and farmers from across Zambia best practices in agriculture, and generating an income stream to help sustain the college. Currently the students are growing maize and keeping chickens.
Chasefu Theological College
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