The goal of global missions is to reach the whole world with the gospel of Jesus Christ in order to fulfill the Great Commission. This entails a focus on missions locally, nationally and around the globe with a passion for the Great Commission. The Bachelor of Arts in Missions and Church Planting is a four year degree program in the School of Theology that is designed to meet this need.
This program aims to promote the synthesis of academic knowledge and the biblical worldview in order that there may be enhanced a mature spiritual, intellectual, social and physical value driven lives among Christian leaders and workers. Of equal importance is the necessity to ensure enhanced competency in scholarship, research and practical Christian ministry. The program aims to mobilize Christians to impact unreached people with the gospel by researching effective mission strategies; training Christians for missions service; resourcing mission Christians; and reaching the unreached.
The program will equip Christian leaders such as pastors, church planters and other Christian leaders working to help fulfill the Great Commission.
The Bachelor of Arts in Missions and Church Planting consists of 144 Credit Hours, inclusive of University Common Courses and General Studies Courses contributing to the Program.
• University Common Courses -41 Credit Hours
• General Studies Courses -22 Credit Hours
• Missions Studies -21 Credit Hours
• Church Planting / Strategic Missions -18 Credit Hours
• Pastoral Studies -15 Credit Hours
Total 144 Credit Hours
Admission Requirements for the Program
To be accepted into the Bachelor of Theology, a student must:
1. Have a mean grade of C+ (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Education (KCSE) or equivalent with at least C+ (plus) or above, or
2. Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of two principal passes and one subsidiary pass; or
3. A degree from a recognized university; or
4. A diploma from a recognized university in the area of Theology, Missions or Christian Ministry.
5. Any other qualification recognized by the university senate equivalent to one of the above.
6. Demonstrate proficiency in the English Language by scoring a ‘B’ in an English Proficiency Test or its equivalent. The student who scores less than a ‘B’ may be admitted but he/she will be required to undertake a remedial English course during his/her 1st semester. The student must complete the course with a passing grade or will need to retake the course until he/she receives a passing grade in order to graduate.
Other admission requirements to the Bachelor of Theology program include:
1. Evidence of a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord by means of a written testimony.
2. Evidence of a call to ministry or Christian service through a written statement describing one’s call.
3. Evidence of active ministry involvement and leadership in church or para-church ministry along with a strong Christian character through references from the pastor and others who know the student well.
4. Agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith by signing the Statement of Faith form.