African Christian University (ACU)
African Christian University (ACU) was founded on the vision of seeking knowledge that is ultimately established in God’s grand narrative of Scripture. ACU aims to build upon this foundation, embracing the breadth of all history and cultures to cultivate the knowledge of the humanities and sciences with a particular relevance to the past, present and future of Africa.
The Unique Emphasis of The Biblical Worldview
Dr. Conrad Mbewe explains the major difference between the Christian and African worldview. The African Christian University places a unique emphasis on the Christian worldview while remaining relevant to the needs and challenges of the African context.
ACU-USA Board Members
We thank God our Father from whom all blessings flow for raising up these servants of Jesus and equipping them for the leadership and direction of African Christian University for His purpose and to His glory. May He grant divine wisdom as the Board seeks to obey His Word in all things.
Dr. James Nyangulu
African Christian University
The first years of all ACU Degree Programs lay a biblical foundation using a semi-Classical education approach, incorporating an African cultural context while simultaneously emphasizing the cultural mandate fulfilled in Christ’s redemption. Studying the breadth of humanities and sciences across history and cultures provides the groundwork for applying discernment to all aspects of life.
School Of Divinity
The need for sound, gospel-centered, indigenous theological education in sub-Saharan African is as great as the continent is vast, and the ACU School of Divinity will help meet that need. The ACU School of Divinity is a purposeful undertaking with the potential to advance the cause of Christ on both a local and global scale. If this is the kind of education that you are looking for, we welcome you to join us.
“The tremendous demand across Africa for higher education must be noted by the church and capitalized upon as a vehicle through which the full redemptive narrative of the Scripture can be proclaimed and applied.”
– Dr Ken Turnbull, Founding Vice-Chancellor
“When ACU is in full bloom, glorifying God in full view of the whole world of higher education, I don’t want to say ‘I knew about it; I heard a few announcements at church.’ Rather, I want to say ‘I was a part of it from its humble beginnings!’ My hope is that more than a handful of young people and their proud parents, guardians or sponsors will be able to say that too.”
– Dr Celstine Musembi, Vice Chancellor
“Christians should not be confounded by the idea of a Classical, Christian, Liberal Arts university; they should be confounded by the idea of anything else! How dare we deign to teach any subject from a “secular” perspective? How dare we teach mathematics or biology, or literature as though God has no say in the matter?”
– Dr Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology