All set for Wor­ship Revolution

The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) - - RELIGION - Veron­ica Gwaze

EBENEZER World Out­reach Min­istries will from Fri­day host the Call to Wor­ship Africa at the Harare Civic Cen­tre grounds.

Run­ning un­der the theme “Wor­ship Revolution”, the evan­gel­i­cal praise and wor­ship pro­gramme is or­gan­ised by an in­ter-de­nom­i­na­tional non-profit min­istry founded by pas­tors Phillip and Char­lotte Pike in 2009.

The event will have fam­ily fun and wor­ship work­shops in a mini-fes­ti­val on Satur­day.

“CTWA seeks to start a revolution of a dif­fer­ent sort. One where God is re­stored to His right­ful place, at the cen­tre of ev­ery­thing we do, cre­at­ing a cul­ture of in­tegrity and wor­ship as well as po­si­tion­ing the na­tion for restora­tion,” said ad­min­is­tra­tor Fe­lic­ity Tump­kin. The event brings to­gether part­ners and friends of Call to Wor­ship Africa as well as wor­ship­pers of all de­nom­i­na­tions, back­grounds and eth­nic­i­ties.

Part of the ex­pe­ri­ence will be a 200-strong band and choirs from over 40 part­ner churches in Zim­babwe.

In ad­di­tion to the guest gospel mu­si­cians will be an evan­gel­i­cal part­ner­ship with the Evan­gel­i­cal Fel­low­ship of Zim­babwe, which has a mem­ber­ship of more than 400 churches.

CTWA gath­ers an­nu­ally in Zim­babwe in wor­ship, prayer and prophetic dec­la­ra­tions for the na­tion.

Mu­si­cians and mu­sic groups have been born out of CTWA and over the last five years there has been great ex­pan­sion which has seen CTWA re-brand­ing to Call to Wor­ship Global (CTWG).

CTWG has hosted renowned in­ter­na­tional gospel mu­si­cians who in­clude Amer­i­can Grammy Award win­ner, Don­nie McClurkin and Zim­babwe’s Mkhu­l­uli Bhebe of Joy­ous Cel­e­bra­tion as well as a host of lo­cal gospel artistes.

“We have held this gather­ing con­sis­tently for the past eight years with at­ten­dance av­er­ag­ing be­tween 3 500 and 4 500.

“We have also held smaller Call to Wor­ship events in dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try and it is our de­sire to do more,” said Pr Char­lotte Pike.

Last year an at­ten­dance of over 7 000 peo­ple was recorded at the Harare In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence Cen­tre, while this year’s edi­tion is ex­pected to at­tract an even larger au­di­ence.

Since its in­cep­tion the mis­sion of Call to Wor­ship Africa is to ad­vance the King­dom of God through love, to mag­nify and glorify Christ through praise and wor­ship ig­nit­ing a pas­sion for the pres­ence of God.

The CTWG’s vi­sion is to pro­vide a plat­form where peo­ple from enor­mously di­verse back­grounds can come to­gether in unity to ex­pe­ri­ence the pres­ence of God and wor­ship with the man­date of rais­ing an anointed, spirit led and pas­sion­ate wor­ship­pers’ gen­er­a­tion.

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