About Us

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In 1944, Lawrence Avenue Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee sent Bible correspondence courses to American GI’s in Europe, they never imagined that one would make it’s way to Africa. A Nigerian policeman named C. A. O. Essien was referred to the course through a penpal organization in Germany. Not only were his scores top rate, but he put what he learned into practice. He and a friend baptized one another. In a short period, he reported an unbelievable number of congregations started. Essien was aware that his fellow church leaders were not adequately prepared to meet the needs of young congregations. He didn’t ask for foreigners to come and take over leadership. His request had a prophetic tone. “We can teach our people, but we need teaching ourselves. Send men to TEACH US, and we shall take Nigeria for the truth.” Over fifty years later, ACSF has two schools in Nigeria, one in the east, Nigerian Christian Bible College, and one in the west, West Nigerian Christian College, and has over 2,000 graduates. History has proven Essien to be correct. After fifty years of training men to preach in Nigeria, the number of churches has doubled every decade. As of today, there are around 8,000 churches in Nigeria.

Mission

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The mission of African Christian Schools Foundation (ACSF) is to train preachers, strengthen churches and carry the saving gospel of Jesus Christ to the continent of Africa. ACSF pursues this mission through the training of preachers and evangelists, the education of Bible teachers and church leaders and the support of campaign and mission teams working in Africa. The major emphasis of our work is found in the training and education that is provided through our three partner schools: Nigerian Christian Bible College, West Nigeria Christian College and Tsumeb Bible Academy. In addition to the classes that are offered at each of these schools, we host an annual preacher’s forum in May and our Lecture Series in August of each year. In recent years, African Christian Schools Foundation has also started to support distance learning programs and remote leadership training programs for individuals who cannot attend school full-time, or are located in more remote regions. In the near future, ACSF will be adding internet access on each of our campuses allowing us to increase our distance learning opportunities. We are also looking at new ways to work in the remote regions of countries where local preachers cannot afford to leave their farms or congregations for extended periods of time to attend school. Your support of this mission has led to the establishment of thousands of congregations of the churches of Christ [...]

Donate

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You can donate your time! You can donate online! You can donate by check! You can donate by contacting us directly! How can I help? 1.) You can easily help with your time! Spread the word! The more people that know about the work we are doing in Africa, the better. Take a minute and send an email to a friend about African Christian Schools. Prayer! Pray that God will continue to do wonderful things through African Christian Schools! 2.) Make an online donation Now you can make a secure online donation to African Christian Schools with any major credit card or debit card. Just click the donate button below to get started! DONATE NOW HERE 3.) Donate by Check Please feel free to also donate by check. Please make your check to African Christian Schools Foundation and mail it to P.O. Box 41120, Nashville, TN 37204 4.) Other Giving Options Check out our projects and students sections that provide excellent ways for your church or family to get involved. Questions about donating? We’ll be happy to talk to you. Email: donate@africanchristianschools.org Phone: (615) 244-8181

Baptizing Stanislaus

One of the highlights of this month was when one of our students, Stanislaus, obeyed the gospel. Stanislaus had long contemplated baptism and at the beginning of the year we thought that he was going to be the first. Like so many students Stanislaus arrived here dead broke without much prospect of getting any support from home. He approached me wanting to know whether I could give him a job and all I could offer him was to look after my garden which he has done faithfully, watering the small patch of lawn and the small flower beds every morning before going to classes. On Saturdays he cleans the yard and does odd jobs around the house. Although his formal school education, like that of most of our students from the rural areas, is very sketchy, he has been zealous to learn, enrolling in an elective penmanship class I offered at the beginning of the year. By Jerry D’Alton

Schools

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    Seeds of the Kingdom

    For several years African Christian Schools has been working to provide vocational training and additional opportunities for our students. In March of this year a report was released in The Guardian that Nigeria was bracing for a severe food shortage and for the past several years Nigeria has been identified as #4 in the world as it pertains to food shortage risks. The ability of our graduates to learn basic survival gardening techniques (as taught to them by Healing Hands International representatives) has provided a great resource for our schools. Not only are our students learning advanced agricultural techniques, we are also producing food for the campus, for sale in the local markets and teaching skills that are then passed on to the local communities where our graduates work and live. Our Director at West Nigeria Christian College, Biodun Olowabi had this to say, “Farming is usually done in a step by step process, usually one step at a time. From the choice of the farm site, to clearing, heaping or digging, to planting, weeding, and patiently tending the crops till maturity, and finally harvesting. The school farm had undergone the first three steps and is now in the fourth stage, which is planting of crops. We planted maize, water-melon, and cassava which agriculturally speaking can be termed mixed cropping. The corn had already germinated and is growing at a [...]

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    West Nigeria Christian

    In the summer of 1995, Young Owukiabo asked President Henry Huffard to meet with a number of Christian men representing the “Committee of Saints.” This organization was formed to establish a Bible training school in Western Nigeria. Four years of planning and negotiations later, West Nigeria Christian College was started on twenty-three acres of donated land outside Abeokuta. In its first five years of operation, WNCC had one hundred graduates. Programs The two-year comprehensive Bible training program offered at WNCC serves two purposes. First, it prepares graduates of secondary school for university studies, grounding them in the faith and teaching them valuable study skills. Second, it serves as a basic course for men wishing to enter ministry. The program includes Bible, English, Ministry, World Religions, Education and Computer courses. WNCC and SBS student body In 2006, a new program began. With an additional year of study, students may earn the Advanced Diploma in Christian Ministry. Students are led in higher level theology courses, such as the Greek Language, Christian Evidences, Ethics and Guided Research. Entry Requirements Entry requirements may be obtained by writing: *Admissions WNCC and SBS P.O. Box 1630 Sapon Abeokuta, Ogun State Nigeria* Leadership and Teaching Staff WNCC is under the able direction of Mr. ‘Biodun Owolabi who served as Secretary of the Committee of Saints and has worked as an administrator of the school since its inception. [...]

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    Tsumeb Bible Academy

    Namibia is relatively new territory for the churches of Christ. There are not massive numbers of converts to drive the need for schools as there are in Nigeria. But churches are being planted and workers trained primarily through the efforts of two brothers, John and Jerry D’Alton. John gave up his job in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, and moved north to the city of Tsumeb, where there was more World Bible School interest. Between 1999 and 2000 he established a church and started a small school. A house was adapted to serve as a meeting place for the church and as a dormitory/classroom for the school. Program The program could be termed a basic Bible and marketable skill center. Students are taught how to study the Bible, how to become a Christian, identifying characteristics of the Lord’s church, how to live the Christian life and how to share their faith. In addition, they are taught English courses and computer courses. Namibia recently changed their national language to English, so language study is most appropriate. Even though classes rarely reach twenty in number, a surprising number of ethnic/tribal groups are represented. Some outstanding students have taken the gospel to their home areas and planted churches. Entry Requirements Anyone wishing to enroll in Tsumeb Bible Academy should set up an interview by writing: Admissions Tsumeb Bible Academy P.O. Box 1183 Tsumeb, [...]

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    Nigerian Bible College

    The first college of the Bible in Nigeria was started in 1954 on twenty beautiful acres in the village of Ukpom. NCBC is hailed as the flagship of Christian education in that nation. The school is actually five years older than its overseeing organization, African Christian Schools. Programs Since 1954 programs offered on the campus have varied. The “tried and true” training of ministers is a constant throughout the years. Thousands of ministers have been trained at NCBC, but with Nigerian’s poor economy, many have had difficulty supporting their families through church support alone. In an effort to provide a way for ministers to make a living without depending on local church support, university level studies were adopted. NCBC sought and obtained an affiliation with the University of Calabar in order to offer Bachelors Degrees in Biblical Studies and in Education. From 1991 to 2005, enrollment in the various programs grew from 79 to 271. Entry Requirements Entry into the Preacher Training program is dependent on the candidate being able to converse well in English and having the recommendation of his local church. Entry into university level programs requires the successful completion of a required number of GCE papers (common college entrance exam) and an acceptable grade made on his entrance examination. Candidates for any program should contact NCBC in person or through its mailing address at P.O. Box 40, [...]