Expanded Church Response

Who We Are

Changing Churches.  Changing Lives.

ECR is a Christian organization committed to awakening the Church to its calling and empowering its members to transform the world around them.

Our Calling

The Bible paints a clear picture of God’s love and concern for the poor and oppressed. Throughout Scripture, God commands His followers to share in His concern (Isaiah 58, Micah 6:8, Matthew 23:23, 1 John 3:17-18, James 2:14-17). While Jesus Christ was on the earth, He gave numerous examples of how to love. In His stories, He shared about the Good Samaritan and The Judgment (Luke 10, Matthew 25). In his physical ministry, He showed mercy and compassion upon crowds and individuals alike. Through both word and deed, Jesus showed us how to live and love others. Before leaving this earth, Jesus Christ left His disciples with this command, “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” (John 20:21)  ECR recognizes that just as Christ was sent to preach the gospel to the poor and to proclaim that captives will be released, the blind will see, and the oppressed will be set free, in like manner so too the Church has been sent. Therefore, ECR is committed to helping  local churches recognize and fulfill this calling so that individuals, families, and communities may be restored to wholeness in Christ.

Through a strategic and compassionate response, churches are transforming their communities. Individuals affected by HIV are receiving lifesaving drugs, regaining strength and becoming active members of society again.  Orphans and vulnerable children are receiving the priceless gift of education. Families are rising out of poverty, eating three healthy meals a day, sending their children to school, and feeling dignity for the first time. Through the work of ECR’s local church partners, individuals and communities are witnessing the transformative power of the love of Christ.

Learn more about the lives and communities that have been transformed through the  work of ECR and its local partners.


contact us

Expanded Church Response
House No. 3 Lagos Rd
Rhodes Park
P.O. Box 34691
Lusaka, Zambia
Telephone: +260 211 233 040
Mobile Phone: +260 977 771 076
Email: info@ecrtrust.org