The Involvement of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Social and Economic Development in Lusaka District

  • Jestina Mbambara The University of Zambia
  • Judith L.I Ziwa The University of Zambia, Department of Religious & Cultural Studies
Keywords: UCKG, Social, Economic, Involvement, Youth, Transformation


This article explores the involvement of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) in social and economic development. It also explores the values inculcated by the UCKG in the congregants to instil social and economic transformation. The article is a qualitative study that involved purposively chosen members of the church to be part of focus group discussions and individual interviews. The article shows that the UCKG was involved in social and economic activities which helped to uplift the living standards of the people in its vicinity. This was done through youth empowerment programmes, evangelism and counselling programmes to ensure members were helped in dealing with the day-to-day challenges they faced and community participation programmes targeting the aged, the sick and those in prison and imparting of social and economic values.