Philosophy of Advanced Diploma in Christian Ministries
The diploma programme is specially designed for the equipping of well-rounded leaders for the church in Africa. It seeks to lay an educational foundation in those general studies which sharpen critical thinking and communication skills, upon which the theory and practice of theological, biblical, and ministerial skills can be soundly developed.
The programme is intentionally biblical and practical in nature, emphasizing the essential personal, intellectual, and professional skills required for meaningful service to the church and community.
The Goals of the Advanced Diploma in Christian Ministries are:
a.To lead students in a biblically-based, holistic development, e.g. spiritually, mentally, emotionally, socially, and physically.
b.To enable students to understand a diversity of world views from the evangelical perspective through integration of Christian values and academics.
c.To provide the student with the practical skills necessary to minister effectively and contextually in a variety of religious vocations, namely as pastors, missionaries, evangelists, teachers, and chaplains.
d. To establish for the student a sound biblical and theological framework for constructing an orthodox and effective philosophy of ministry.
e. To develop academic competency necessary for further studies.
These Goals are Achived By:
a.Through chapel services, special conferences, personal devotions, daily evening prayers, Sunday evening services, weekly ministry assignments and physical education.
b.Through well-balanced academic curriculum and diversity of faculty employed for values-based learning offered in the context of academic exploration and freedom.
c. Through academic excellence and practical experience gained in related areas such as preaching and evangelistic practice, cross-cultural ministry, choir leading, and hospital and school chaplaincy.
d.Through offering a curriculum of classical studies in the historic traditions of biblical literature, hermeneutics, and systematic and applied theology.
e.Through insuring of appropriate academic standards in the curriculum design and delivery of individual courses, which insures intellectual competency and academic skills essential for life-long learning.
The unique function of the Advanced Diploma in Christian Ministries programme is to equip students for church leadership and service within the evangelical Christian community. Emphasis is placed upon spiritual qualities essential for effective preparation and appropriation of educational and experiential skills.
While sympathetic to the diversity of interpretations within Christian doctrinal persuasions, KHEU is committed to the Wesleyan theological perspective which encourages interaction with other views. Students seeking enrolment in the Diploma. programme are expected to adhere to an evangelical confession of Christian faith.
a.An applicant must be a confessing Christian, having testimony of a spiritual regeneration, or “born-again” experience. This experience is characterized by a realization of one’s own sin which separates one from God, a repentance and forsaking of sin, a trust in Christ to forgive and remove the guilt of sin, and a desire and intent to follow and live for Christ.
b.An applicant must be a regular attendee of a local fellowship of Christians.
c.An applicant must desire to grow in understanding of biblical and theological subjects and acquire practical skills so as to be able to address the needs of the church and society with the authority of Christian truth.
d.Minimum score of C plain in English on the KCSE is strongly recommended.
In addition to the general requirements for graduation the student must present satisfactory completion of all practical assignments and maintain satisfactory evidence of Christian character and conduct as revealed in personal testimony and daily life, and evidenced by adherence to the Code of Conduct.