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. We 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.
Building the Nations of Africa
School of Christian Ministry
"We are working to produce students that are Ethical, to make the right decisions, Employable, to provide for their families, and Empowered to make a difference in Africa"
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Our 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. The BCM provides excellent preparation for a lifetime of preaching and teaching.
Our primary goal is to lead 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. We are committed to preparing you for effective ministry in a broad spectrum of church work, ministries, and other organizations.
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.
Message from the Dean
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.
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 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.
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.
Curriculum Duration: 3 Years