"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." (Rom. 12:2)
God’s grace has been clearly demonstrated by the outpouring of support through those across the USA that have donated books for the ACU Library. It is estimated that we are nearing 95% of the 10,000 books that were requested to initiate a library. Thank God for each one of you who have given of such precious resources for this purpose.
Our supplication to God now turns to His supply for shipping the library to Zambia by October for classes beginning in January 2014. We pray that His provision would enable you to assist us through a designated donation. We have a quote from Theological Book Network (Grand Rapids, Michigan) to oversee the process of getting the books from Kansas City, Missouri to Lusaka, Zambia. Would you help us in raising $12,000 for this purpose?
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African Christian University (ACU) is transitioning from the initial planning and vision phase and is entering into its first capital campaign. The Reformed Baptist Churches of Zambia initiated the goal of establishing an indigenous, Christ-centered university. We believe that God is calling the extended church to assist in the development phase and work alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ. The goal of the 425 campaign is to have 400 partners donate $25 per month (400 @ $25/mo = 425 campaign) toward the initial development of ACU in Zambia. The money raised will be used to embark on the initiation phase of construction at the proposed campus site, and for expenses related to the advancement of the project as we move forward. This will be the first step toward development of the ACU campus and will enable application for additional grants that will allow the construction project to be fully engaged. Read More
African Christian University - What is it?
ACU: Biblical Motive for Whole Life Education
ACU has been developing through the initial planning and vision phases towards the first academic program offerings. ACU will proceed as God enables according to this projected timeline.
By God's grace we have seen the following important milestones:
ACU united with the Reformed Baptist Churches of Zambia (RBCZ)
ACU-Zambia Board of Directors formed
First Conference presentation on ACU made by Dr. Ken Turnbull at IICS
ACU presentation by Dr. Ken Turnbull at U.S. Center for World Missions
ACU-USA Board of Directors formed
Concept drawing of the ACU campus completed by Johan Pretorius (Archscape)
501(c)3 charity status granted to ACU-USA
Incorporated in Zambia as company limited by guarantee (501(c)3)
425 Campaign launched in USA (seeking 400 partners giving $25/mo)
Pastor Conrad Mbewe initiates ACU promotion in USA Midwest tour
Pastor Ronald Kalifungwa shares ACU vision touring the Eastern USA
A non-profit company, ACU-RSA, established in South Africa to assist
Dr. Ken Turnbull and family arrive in Lusaka to help initiate the project
ACU vision shared at the Reformed Family Conference in Lusaka
ACU vision shared at the Sola 5 Association of Churches in Livingstone
ACU article by Dr. Ken Turnbull published in Mission Frontiers Journal
ACU and Sovereign Grace Theological Seminary (SGTS) combine
Strategic Planning Meetings to refine approach toward academic programs
David Wegener accepts the role of Interim Dean of the ACU Seminary
ACU Board Development Workshop is facilitated by Dr. Victor Nakah (O.C. Africa)
2 anonymous USA donors give $50,000 and $20,000 for ACU campus construction
Sufficient funds donated for the initiation of Stage 1 of Phase 1 construction
Ray and Peggy Warwick arrive in Zambia - Ray becomes the Academic Dean
A Library Book drive is initiated in the USA
Dr. Ken Turnbull completes a 4 month tour of the USA bearing much fruit for ACU
An ACU Library Shipment campaign is initiated to raise $12,000 for shipping costs
Enrolment announced for the ACU Scholars Programme (click "Students" tab at top)
ACU: God's Ordained Time and Place
ACU Vision and Purpose
African Christian University (ACU) seeks to transform Africa through a biblical worldview based education to the glory of God.
ACU, operating under a group of Reformed Baptist Churches in Zambia, is committed to glorifying God, our sovereign Creator, displaying His grace through love in serving the church and larger community by equipping students to whole-heartedly serve God through developing the spiritual, physical and intellectual gifts that He has given them. We affirm that all knowledge, to the highest levels, begins with a true understanding of God in relation to mankind, and that knowledge is based on one's re-creation through Jesus Christ from serving oneself in pride to serving God in humility, resulting in loving your fellow man in word and deed. Fruitful knowledge requires discerning truth from error, freeing one to push the highest boundaries of investigating and discovering the knowledge of God and His creation. Fruitful deeds require disciplined labor integrated with intelligent application of resources to address fundamental needs and challenges of neighbor, community and nation.
ACU Four-fold focus
Holistic Transformation Whole-life education transforms intellect, ef-fort & will to God's glory
Mentor Emphasis Dedicated professors & staff mentor through Biblical worldview
Christian Excellence Christ-exalting excellence in developing servant-leaders
African Distinction Promoting passion for benevolent works for African transformation
ACU is dependent on the faithful prayer support that it receives from the international body of Christ. We acknowledge and rejoice in our complete reliance on our heavenly Father as our desire is for the Father to be glorified through the work of His Son as we pray together in the name of Jesus and see the Father accomplish His purpose. Please sign up to receive regular prayer updates about ACU.
ACU has a support arm for the university, ACU USA, which is a registered, non-profit, tax-exempt organization (501(c)3) in the United States to receive donations for African, Christ-centered higher education. If you are faithfully giving to your local church as God would direct you, and have sought God in prayer as to whether or not He would have you support African Christian University, then we would welcome your fellowship with us in giving financial support for ACU.
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ACU is a steady incarnation of a dream that seeks to contribute to the progress of Zambia and Africa at large, not through the provision of the usual insignias of learning that have made little difference to the life of the African, but through being a shaping influence that will both challenge the African mindset and also seek to ennoble it via a sanctified imposition of an education that is bathed in Biblicism. We therefore eagerly wait to see the Lord perfect this plan through his people in Zambia and America.
ACU is the prayer-filled vision from the heart of some of the best Christian leaders in Zambia. Working alongside these leaders a team of American educators and thinkers are providing even more breadth and insight to this international effort. The vision is big, but God is bigger still. Every step so far has been a demonstration of God's endorsement of this important enterprise. May God fulfill the dreams and infuse His Spirit into the plans of these godly leaders.