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AACC GS and SPU VC signing the MoU

AACC signs MoU with St. Paul’s University-Kenya

This MoU will foster collaboration between the AACC and St Paul's University-Kenya in Nurturing Transformative leaders through a Master of Theology Program in Ecumenical Leadership. It was signed on 21st February 2024 at the university's main campus in Limuru Kenya by the AACC General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Fidon Mwombeki, and St. Paul’s University (SPU) Vice Chancellor, Prof. James Kombo. 

“Having realized the enormous leadership and management challenges experienced by many churches and ecumenical organizations in Africa. AACC developed this master’s program to equip young theologians with competencies to enable them to offer the transformative leadership needed for the success of the African Churches, institutions, and the sustainability of the ecumenical movement.” Said Dr. Fidon during the Signing Ceremony. 

“Ecumenism is much needed now, and so will it be in the future,” said the Vice-Chancellor. “We are so grateful to God as a university for granting us this opportunity to partner with AACC in the delivery of the Master of Theology in Ecumenical Leadership program.” He Continued. 

Founded in 1903 as the Church Missionary Society’s Divinity School at Frere Town, Mombasa, and transitioning into an ecumenical Theological College in 1955, St. Paul’s University has been training church leaders for over 120 years now and it is known for producing celebrated ecumenical leaders, whose life and ministry has positively impacted the world. The university was selected for this partnership through a highly competitive process during which different African ecumenical universities submitted bids and proposals to partner with the AACC in effecting this initiative. 

Citing 2 Corinthians 4:6, the SPU Vice-Chancellor assured the AACC that the university shall treat the mandate bestowed upon them by the signed MoU as a precious treasure carried in a clay Jar. 

Rev. Dr. John Njoroge, AACC Executive Secretary – Theology and Interfaith Relations highlighted the international nature of this one-year program, by noting that SPU will work closely with the Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation, Kitwe Zambia: where all students will be residing, thus having the opportunity to learn from each other’s unique experiences and diverse cultural and religious contexts.

For the 2024/25 Academic year, applications for this Master of Theology in Ecumenical Leadership open on Monday 26th February till 2nd April 2024. Successful applicants will be expected to kick off their studies in May 2024. 


In the Photo; The AACC General Secretary and SPU Vice-Chancellor signing the MoU