In 1985 a small group of believers congregated for the purpose of worship and a burning desire developed in their hearts to establish a worship place fit for the King of kings in the “Avenues” of Harare. The recent acquisition of contiguous stands in the Kopje area of Harare has made this desire come so close to reality that one can now almost taste it!
The kopje established as a settlement in the mid 1890’s, is the oldest settlement in Harare. Over a hundred years later, the Kopje has emerged as the new office hub of Harare with a number of modern structures already in place. This development has, therefore, placed the proposed Harare Seventh Day Adventist Evangelistic Centre in a highly strategic and favorable location for both local and international visitors, as well as members of the Adventist church and the Christian community at large.
Impact of the Evangelistic Centre
Harare City Centre Church falls under the East Zimbabwe Conference, one of the fastest growing conferences in the country. Part of this growth is attributed to the numerous evangelistic crusades that have been held over the years by different international and local evangelists. Each of these crusades has drawn thousands of people and hundreds have been baptized as a result. The city, with its population of 3 million, is a magnet for young, educated individuals and families. The location of the Evangelistic Centre in the Kopje area is a ideally suited to cater for the needs of this dynamic population. Being a young and growing population this group experiences many social, material, and spiritual needs that can be fulfilled by the following services:
- Spiritual counseling and training in the face of the onslaught from HIV/Aids and disintegrating family values and systems.
- Youth skills training for urban missionaries and evangelists.
- Bible study reference centre and library.
- Electronic information centre where internet facilities would be available that would offer quick referencing for users. Video viewing and audio listening facilities would also be available.
- Fully equipped kitchen to teach vegetarian cooking. The kitchen will also provide meals for street kids and the homeless.
- Fully equipped conference facilities to conduct a variety of lectures, including health and temperance lectures
- Sound recording and broadcast in the 10 main languages spoken in Zimbabwe.