African Christian University (ACU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education in Zambia, Africa, emphasizing the arts, humanities, sciences and agriculture integrated with a full technical labor program, all inspired from a Biblical worldview for the purpose of fully integrating the Gospel into presuppositional higher education for sending redeemed ambassadors for Christ in all professions across Africa.
The focus of ACU is found in its motto:
“Growing in grace and knowledge” (2 Peter 3:18)
The motto of ACU is founded on the goal of maturing students in knowledge across the breadth of academic disciplines, the breadth of history and the breadth of cultures affording them a true worldview. This maturing in knowledge requires discerning truth from error. Discernment requires principles upon which truth can be defined and thereby error clarified. Only by God’s grace in granting a reconciled relationship with Him through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, nurtured in the Scriptures, are the principles of His truth comprehended. That faith enables the discerning to clearly separate the false, unprincipled teachings from truth. But knowledge without application in love only develops arrogance. ACU students apply their growing knowledge through works in serving and demonstrating consideration of others, furnishing a holistic, Biblical worldview. This whole-life nurturing in knowledge and works prepares graduates for continuous growth established on the only basis for truth, God’s grace and knowledge through His Son Jesus Christ.
ACU affirms the Reformation traditions encapsulated in the Five Solas.