The Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) on Friday 15th July, 2016 re-branded to Zambia Conference Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) and launched its 2017-2026 strategic plan. Speaking at the event, ZCCB president Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu said the rebranding is to make the church relevant with time. And making a comment on the launch of the ZCCB 2017-2026 strategic plan, Archbishop Mpundu said that the strategic plan will fail to achieve its purpose if the Holy Spirit is not involved. His grace added that the ZCCB strategic plan has come about so that the church in Zambia can be appropriate to the current situation and happenings. “The lord says if we build without him, we build in vain, and therefore we should be Christians that involve Christ in all we do. This strategic plan will make the church relevant. It shall look at social, political and economic relevance” He said. He added that the 2017-2026 strategic plan is a sacred document which will help to achieve the mission of taking the gospel to the whole earth which Jesus Christ commanded. “This document will help the church spread the gospel intelligently. It shall be a road map with the help of the Holy Spirit” He said. The ZCCB president further appealed to the lay faithful, the clergy, religious and all people of good will to help the Bishops of Zambia achieve what is contained in the strategic plan. The Zambia Episcopal Conference now Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops, was established in 1965. The statutes of the conference were approved by the Holy See on April 2, 1984. The Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) is a member of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) and Symposium of Episcopal Conferences and of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).