N. Birikunzira Jerome, Dean
Theology as a discipline of study is primarily concerned with the action of God in History. It deals with God and humankind in their relationship to each other. Hence, it is of decisive importance to the future of mankind. Theology is committed to the development of the individual spiritually, mentally, physically, socially, as well as excellence in theological and religious thinking. Emphasis is thereby placed on the rightful role of religion as the conscience of human society.
The mission of the Department at AUCA is to provide quality preparation for pastors, teachers, evangelists, administrators and other related professional careers for service in the Seventh-day Church and the society in large.
The Department seeks to equip men and women for faithful and effective service to the creature God, the family, community and church through application of the principles of a sound Bible-based Christianity.
The department strives to achieve the following:
- To provide theological knowledge that is both culturally and contextually grounded in the Christian African reality.
- To equip students with practical skills through commonly practicum, evangelistic and outreach activities.
- To expose students to the study of Scripture through commonly accepted exegetical methods, with emphasis on interpreting the text within the context of history, archaeology, and biblical languages.
- To prepare students to be able to teach Christian Religious Education in secondary schools.
- To prepare students to the post-graduate studies and advanced research.
DEPARTMENTAL ENTRY REQUEREMENTS
Students wishing to pursue theology or religion as a major area of concentration must have a secondary school certificate recognized by the government or its equivalent. The candidate must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements for AUCA, including entry exam.
The students are expected to be persons of high moral and integrity since they are training for Christian ministry, particularly the Seventh-day Adventist Ministry.