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Welcome to the School of Christian Ministry

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Dean, School of Christian Ministry

Mr. Daryl Bates

Dean’s Welcome Message
Welcome to LivingStone International University’s School of Ministry. LIU exists to promote excellence in African and Global Christianity by training Christ-centred leaders who will transform the Church and society.

LIU seeks to achieve this through its innovative and relevant programs that are based on solid evangelical, biblical, and theological foundations. Our academic programs offer students relevant skills, develop their abilities to think critically, encourage them to be innovative, build character and integrity and help students to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith. All of these enable LIU graduates to become effective ministers and transformational leaders for the Church and society.

LIU offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministry (BCM) and a Diploma in the same discipline. The programs are offered at our main campus in Mbale City at the slopes of beautiful Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda.

Both the Diploma and Bachelor programs have their emphasis in Biblical Studies, Ministry, and Theological Studies with concentrations in New Testament, Old Testament, Missions, Ethics, Systematic Theology, Communication, Culture and Pastoral Ministry Studies.

The School of Ministry is at the heart of LIU, which is a ministry-oriented school par excellence with an excellent national and international faculty and student body. Make LIU your first choice for theological/ministry education and be a part of transforming God’s people and the world.
The challenges facing the church in Africa today are theological in nature and, therefore, theological reflection cannot be ignored but must be given special and critical attention. The African Church needs deeper theological reflection on critical religious, social, political, governance and economic issues facing African societies. African Christians must give sound biblical answers based on deep theological reflection on these issues in our institutions of higher learning to adequately equip students and leaders to deal with the issues facing the African Church and society.

Curriculum Structure
The program is well modeled and provides students with broad-based training. It is designed to provide both academic and professional training for those called to pastor urban churches, teach in Africa’s theological institutions, or serve in a variety of church or parachurch ministries. Because ministers of the Gospel are to devote themselves to the Word and to prayer (Acts 6:4), the BCM provides excellent preparation for a lifetime of preaching and teaching. The University urges those hoping eventually to pursue a M.Div. in Biblical/Ministry Studies to enroll in BCM, a three-year degree, and concentrate on Church ministry or related disciplines.

The curriculum has a tradition of mixing ministry skills, emphasizing biblical interpretation, preparation and delivery of sermons (preaching), teaching, counseling, pastoral care and internship,

as well as an interdisciplinary set of courses integrating the social sciences and humanities with Christian ethics, related issues in politics, law, history, society, and economics in various environments. We believe that as scholars in these areas reflects our work professional and scholarly characters while also providing valuable insights into students’ personal and public lives in our highly mediated contemporary context. Theology/Bible ministry training is a significant tool in all sectors of the holistic development process.

Primary Goal of Christian Ministry/Theology

The primary goal of this program is to lead Christians and particularly the Christian community to glorify and worship the triune God, the Creator and Sustainer of all things but also to glorify God in the way we live and conduct ourselves as God’s covenant community in God’s world.

Vision of the School of Christian Ministry
The School of Christian Ministry is committed to preparing men and women for effective ministry in a broad spectrum of church work, ministries, and other organizations. It will also prepare students for advanced theological studies

Our vision is: 
To train and develop Christian men and women who will be led to glory and worship through their understanding of the triune God, who He is, and what He has done, His saving acts for humanity which He has accomplished through Jesus Christ our Lord and through the power of the Holy Spirit.

To ensure deeper understanding of theological and doctrinal issues related to the Christian faith in light of scriptures. It is hoped that through these courses students will develop a godly character and grow deeper in their personal relationships with the triune God and with the community of God’s people.

To critically and contextually engage the modern world in order to enter into God’s mission to evaluate their relevance for the life and practices of the Church in Africa.

To develop Christian thinkers who will research and write while critically engaging the religious, cultural, political, economic, moral and social contexts of African and other societies by applying the truth of God’s word to the diverse cultures and societies in which Christians live, work and serve.

Career Opportunities
Christian Ministry is multidimensional, providing career opportunities in various spheres of ministry, education and service. This degree opens opportunities in such areas as the church, non-governmental organizations, humanitarian organizations and non-profits. LIU strives to develop a student’s knowledge, ministry skills, and leadership potential by providing graduates with exceptional qualification in the diverse areas of Christian ministry. Among these are serving through pastoring, preaching, public speaking, chaplaincyprofessions, human rights advocacy, education teaching professions at all levels, community and public leadership and administration, among others.

Faculty of the School
The School has experienced faculty comprised of five fulltime, two adjunct and one part-time faculty.

RESIDENT FACULTY
Wamukoota Cephas Francis
Senior Lecturer of O.T. Theology, Systematic Theology, Church and Worship, Pastoral Theology
D. Min., Africa Int. University (On going)
Chebet Patrick
Lecturer of Principles of Preaching, Christian Discipleship, Ethics and Spiritual Formation
M.A. Educational Mgt., Lubbock Christian University
Dr. Moses Nambale
Senior Lecturer of Research Methods
Ph.D., Ed., Washington International University
Chad Allen
Lecturer of Church Management and Finance
CPA United States of America
M.Sc. Acc. Abilene Christian University,
Daryl Bates
Senior Lecturer of Bible, Biblical Languages and Counselling
M.Div., USA
PART-TIME PROFESSORS
Manana Davis
Lecturer of Church Management and Finance
CPA Kenya
MBA Finance, Uganda Martyrs University
BCM Curriculum Structure (Three Years)
Year One

SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO
Introduction to Christian Ministry Life of Christ
Spiritual Formation Introduction to Psychology
Communication Skills Christian Worship
Computer Literacy Principles of Bible Interpretation
Introduction to Science and University Studies Systematic Theology
Introduction to Bible Old Testament Narratives
Year Two

SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO
Acts Romans
Homiletics Church Planting, Nurturing, and Evangelism
Greek I Greek II
Church History Research Methods
World Religions and Sociology World History and Humanities
Introduction to World Missions and Culture Christian Education
Internship
Year Three

SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO
Christian Ethics Marriage and Family Counseling
Pastoral Counseling Entrepreneurship for Ministry
Church Management and Finance Revelation: End Times
Research Paper The Mission of God
New Testament Letters Livingstone Leadership
Expository Preaching Restoration Principles for Africa

Career Opportunities

Basically media and technology is multifaceted. Areas of career opportunities covers all spheres of human influence and performance, such as the government, Non-governmental organizations, humanitarian, Media Industries operations, Media Consults These among many include; Professional Journalists, Professional Public Relations, Lobbying and Advocacy professions, Propagandist, Evaluation and Monitoring experts, Media Constants, Diplomatic Information attachés, Environmental Communication experts, Media production experts, Audio and Video, a movie production experts, Advertisers etc

Curriculum structure

The Curriculum is well modeled and provides students with broad-based training in Communication and Media Technology as well as Liberal Arts for a period of 2-4 years. The students have knowledge of every sector of Media; Print, Broadcast, on-line and Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing. There is special training in Investigative Journalism as well as Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing. The curriculum also has a tradition of mixing journalistic skills emphasizing writing, investigative reporting, editing, production, research and public communication in various media, internship.

Curriculum Duration: 4 Years