Academic Bulletin

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Click the link to download: Academic Bulletin 2019-2022 



Greetings students, friends and supporters of AUA:

Seldom does one have the opportunity to be at the beginning of a bold experiment and a pioneering breakthrough. You are so blessed if you have the privilege of being a part of AUA at this juncture in its history.
This bulletin is released during the tenth anniversary year since the founding of AUA. Praise God for His blessings to this point. Special appreciation and affirmation are given to the persons of Dr. Brempong and Mrs. Mabel Owusu-Antwi, the founding Vice-Chancellor and First Lady of the Adventist University of Africa (see the Dedication page), and those who served with them.
Being a student at AUA is both a privilege and a responsibility. It is a privilege in that you can matriculate at a one-of-a-kind, quality educational institution established by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The purpose of AUA is to produce outstanding, graduates, men and women, who will serve Africa and the whole world with education, excellence and eternity in view.
Attending AUA also entails a responsibility to be men and women of dignity, competence and Christ-likeness who are prepared to change the world for good. This grand outcome is achieved through the composition of a unique educational blend as described in the pages of this bulletin. This bulletin can describe it, but only you can experience AUA difference.
Remember behind these pages are people who will love you and lead you to be all you can be under Christ for the glory of God. Come, be blessed, equipped to serve, and be the best you can be.

Grace and peace to you,

Delbert W. Baker, PhD

Call for Applications




Date: March 17, 2021 

About: Adventist University of Africa (AUA), a Chartered University of Seventh-day Adventists (SDA) Church based in Nairobi, Kenya, established by the General Conference of SDA to provide post-graduate education in Theology, Business, Public Health, Applied Computer Science and other fields. The University seeks to deliver balanced and dynamic post-graduate education in a Christian context to prepare graduates who will provide competent leadership and service based on integrity, respect, and love to church and society.

The University is looking to fill a vacancy for the position of a lecturer in the Theological Seminary to teach and direct graduate studies and research in Pastoral Ministry.

Qualifications and Skills Required: Earned Doctoral degree in Pastoral Ministry and qualified to teach graduate-level and conduct and direct research in Pastoral Ministry. Willing and able to work with students and faculty from various cultures and ethnic backgrounds in an international setting; Have a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and be a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in regular standing.

Qualifications Preferred: Doctor of Ministry (DMin) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pastoral Ministry with specialization in Church, African Society and Mission, Church Leadership and Administration, Discipleship and Biblical Spirituality, Evangelism and Church Growth, Marriage and Family, Pastoral Care and Counselling, Word, Worship and Liturgy, and Youth and Young Adult Ministry.

Required Work Experience: Be an ordained minister of the gospel and have a minimum of 5 years of ministerial experience. A holder of ministerial credentials of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Loyal to the Seventh-day Adventist Church's message and mission, evidenced by membership and active involvement in a local church. Preferably a minimum of six (6) years of full-time teaching experience, three of which should be at the graduate level. In addition, show evidence of published research and Supervision of thesis and dissertation at the Masters or Doctoral level.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach Pastoral Ministry and Cognate courses. Advice Master's projects and DMin dissertations as would be assigned. Serve in thesis and dissertation committees of the Theological Seminary as would be assigned. Engage in research and community service. Perform any assigned relevant responsibilities by the University.

Method of Application: All applications should be submitted to the Human Resources Office of the University with certified copies of academic qualifications, portfolio detailing academic qualifications, work experience, research and publications, and family data. In addition, three recommendations, two from university administrators and one from a church administrator, should accompany the application.

All applications should be addressed to the Human Resources Office and should be sent via e-mail by April 15, 2021, using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications will be received until the vacancy is filled.

Qualified applicants will be notified and invited for a virtual interview.


Conferences and Symposiums

 Upcoming Conference on Discipleship                                                   Past Conferences and Symposiums


4th Theological Seminary Conference

Theme: Discipleship: Biblical, Theological, Historical, and Missiological Perspective

Dates: September 22 - 25, 2021

Venue: Virtual

Organizer: Theological Seminary, Adventist University of Africa


Papers are welcome from a broad range of fields including, Biblical, Theological, Philosophical, Historical, Sociological, Ethical, Missiological, and Practical Theological Studies.

Paper Submission and Deadlines:
Abstract Submission: Send proposal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 30, 2021.
Notification of Acceptance: You will be notified regarding the inclusion of your paper in the conference by May 14, 2021. Submission of a proposal does not guarantee acceptance. All papers will be peer-reviewed for approval and presentation.
Submission of full paper: If your paper is accepted, a complete paper submission should be made before July 16, 2021. We will send you more information regarding scheduling and other details.

Submission Guidelines:
Proposals must be in MS Word format and include an abstract (200-300 words) summarizing the main thesis and trajectory of argumentation.
Include in the proposal the paper title, the author’s full name, institution, mailing address, and email address.

Conference Fee:
Regular - $50
Students - $35

For inquiries, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





5th AUA Research Conference

Theme: Organizational Performance: Optimizing Effectiveness and Efficiency

Dates: Thursday, September 24, to Saturday, September 26, 2020

Venue: Virtual 

Organizer: The Adventist University of Africa, School of Postgraduate Studies, Nairobi, Kenya


Call for Papers       |      Registration Fee       |        Contact Us       |

Kindly register for the conference through this link: REGISTER HERE

The 5th AUA Research Conference will be a virtual conference held from 24th to 26th September 2020. Listeners are welcome to register using the above link. 


Research Conference topics include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Employee engagement and wellbeing
2. Customer relationship management
3. Education and knowledge creation
4. Succession planning
5. Financial sustainability
6. Leadership and spirituality
7. Marginalized populations
8. Creativity and innovations
9. Skills and talent management
10. Health and wellness
11. Cybersecurity
12. Monitoring and evaluation tools
13. Technology and artificial intelligence
14. Conflict management
15. Performance in nonprofit organizations
16. Moral and ethical issues

1. Abstract submission (approximately 250 words): February 14, 2020
2. Notification of acceptance: March 20, 2020
3. Submission of full paper: July 10, 2020

Click the following link to access the Call for Papers.

Publication Opportunity
All papers will be reviewed for acceptance and presentation. Papers may also be accepted for poster presentation and virtual presentation via Zoom conferencing. Selected papers from the conference will be recommended by the Conference Committee for further consideration of publication in the Journal of Applied Social Sciences, Human Development and Technology (JASST). JASST is the flagship peer-reviewed journal of the School of Postgraduate Studies, Adventist University of Africa.

Registration Fees
Regular: $75
Student: $35
Group rate discount for five or more from the same institution or organization: $50 per person

Use the subject line “AUA Research Conference” and email your submission to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The submission should include the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation/institution(s), and the paper title.

 Kindly register for the conference through this link: REGISTER HERE

Contact Details

For more details, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Physical Address: Advent Hill, Off Magadi Road, Opposite Ilade Oil, Ongata Rongai, Kenya.


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Theme: Adventist Mission and Major Non-Christian Religions in AfricaADVENTIST MISSION AND MAJOR NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS IN AFRICA

Organized by: The Theological Seminary, Adventist University of Africa, Adventist Muslim Relations and Center for South Asian Religions, General Conference of SDA

Dates: 28 - 31 August 2019


Gary Krause - Adventist Mission Office
Petras Bahadur - Global Center for AMR
Shameerudeen Clifmond - Centre for South Asian Religions
Cheryl Doss - Institute of World Mission
Oscar Osindo - Institute of World Mission
Samuel Lumwe - Global Center for AMR
Sampson Nwaomah - Adventist University of Africa
Kelvin Onongha - Adventist University of Africa

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Regular - $ 100

Students - $ 50



Health Advice

Visitors to Kenya arriving from yellow fever-infested and cholera-infested areas must have valid vaccination certificates. Malaria is rare in Nairobi and the Highlands, but prevalent in the hot and humid low altitude areas around the coast, Lake Victoria and the savannah. Prescribed dosages of malaria prophylactics should be taken two weeks before travel, during your stay in Kenya and continued for two more weeks after your departure.


Lightweight clothing and dresses are suitable throughout the year except during the cooler months of June to August, when warmer clothing is advisable. 


Short-stay drivers require only their own valid driving licences, which have to be endorsed at the Road Transport Office in Nairobi, either at Income Tax House (Ngong Road) or Times Tower (Haile Selassie Avenue). An international driving licence is the most convenient. Your travel agent can organize a “carnet de passage” for you, which covers, amongst other things, international driving licence and insurance.

Driving is on the left, and drivers approaching from the right at roundabouts are given priority. Fuel is sold in litres, and distances are measured and marked in kilometres.

If you wish to drive your own car/motorcycle through Kenya, contact the Kenya Revenue Authority for information on the necessary papers you need to produce and the taxes that will be levied.


There are no restrictions on the foreign exchange you may bring into the country. However, if you wish to take out of the country amounts exceeding the equivalent of Ksh 500,000, you require written authorisation from the Central Bank of Kenya. Defacement of the Kenyan currency is an indictable offence. The unit of currency is the Kenya Shilling. Notes come in denominations of Kshs10, Kshs20, Kshs50, Kshs100, Kshs500, and Kshs1,000. It is recommended that you change your foreign currency only in banks, bureaux de change or authorized hotels.

Visitors should change any surplus Kenyan currency at a bank or bureau de change prior to their departure. Banks making this transaction may wish to see the original receipts issued when the foreign currency was exchanged. Kenyan currency cannot be used for purchases at airport duty-free shops. Major international credit cards are accepted in many establishments.

Business and Banking Hours

Most banks in the major urban centres have a bureau de change, while hotels are authorised to transact in foreign exchange. Banks are open between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm, Monday through Friday, and between 9.00 am and 11.00 am on the first and last Saturday of the month. Branches of banks at the Jomo Kenyatta and Moi International Airports run 24-hour services.

Offices in Kenya are generally open between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm, Monday through Friday.


The electricity supply in Kenya is 220/240 volts 50Hz. Sockets are usually three pins square. It is advisable to ensure that appliances such as videos or battery chargers operating on other voltage have a built-in adapter. It is recommended that you bring your own adapter.


Kenya Kenya Standard Time is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3). Kenya is in East Africa Time Zone (EAT).


Most hotels, game lodges and tented camps include a service charge in their tariff, as do most restaurants, and in such cases tipping is not necessary unless exceptional service inspires a desire to express extra appreciation. Your Kenyan tour operator will be happy to make some suggestion concerning suitable amounts, which vary according to the quality of service rendered.

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Conference: 4th Annual Research Conference

Happened: Thursday, 13 September to Saturday, 15 September 2018 

Theme: Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming Africa

Keynote Speakers:

  1. Dr David Williams, Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health and of African and African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University
  2. Dr Christine Nangulu, Deputy Commission Secretary, Quality Audit & Standards, Commission for University Education (CUE)

Research Poster 2018 Page 1

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Adventist Theological Society (ATS) Symposium 

Happened: Thursday 3 May to Saturday 5 May 2018. 

Theme: The Trinity and the Bible

Click to view the detailed program. 

ATS 2018 Symposium

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Adventist Pan African Conference on Dynamic Family Relations 

The purpose of this conference was to take a closer look at several family practices in Africa to make sure they are biblically sound or in need of seeking greater realignment with the Bible.

Happened: 1st to 3rd March 2018

Venue: Adventist University of Africa Main Campus, Nairobi, Kenya

Attendees: For African Divisions: Union Presidents and Union Directors of Family Ministries

To download materials on the Pan-African Conference, please click this link.


Pan African Conference on Family Life

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 3rd Annual Research Conference

Happened: 8th to 11th September 2016

Theme: Social Responsibility: The Ethics of Caring for the World We Live In

Venue: Adventist University of Africa Main Campus, Nairobi, Kenya

For more details and resolutions on the Conference, click the following link

ab sl-01 ResearchConference2016

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2nd Annual Conference  

Happened: 26 to 28 March 2018 

Theme: Ethical Leadership for the 21st Century 

Venue: AUA Main Campus, Nairobi, Kenya 

2nd AUA Conference

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1st Annual Research Conference 

Happened: 4th to 6th September 2014

Theme: The Global Ethics Crisis: Implications for the Adventist Church in Africa 

Venue: AUA Main Campus, Nairobi, Kenya 

The conference attracted over 120 participants from sister universities and institutions across Africa.  Approximately 30 theological and empirical papers as well as case studies about ethical issues facing the Church and members in Africa were presented and discussed.

Keynote speakers included Dr. Stephen Bauer, who presented a paper challenging the way we understand ethics in the 10 commandments, Dr. Larry Lichtenwalter, challenged the participants to consider their character as what they are when they are alone, and Dr. Zacchaeus Mathema, who shared his concern that as Africa has moved away from taboos that govern behaviour, they have lost their moral compass and entered into an age where anything goes.

conference poster




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Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists (ESDA)


A brand new online Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists is the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s first online reference work.

The Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists (ESDA) project is directed by and based at the General Conference Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research (ASTR), Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.


What is ESDA? 

ESDA is a global church project which aims at completing approximately 8,500 articles with accompanying photographs, media, and original documents. ESDA is a great tool, not only for those seeking to learn more about the church, but also for those looking to witness to others. ESDA Online, the church’s first online reference work, launched on July 1st, 2020. This free online resource will continue indefinitely, to be constantly updated and expanded.


Why ESDA? 

Almost twenty-five years after the second revised edition of the SDA Encyclopedia, and more than half a century after the publication of the first edition, the Seventh-day Adventist Church needs a new reference work: one that embodies the diverse Adventist Church of the twenty-first century, reflects the tremendous growth in the church in the last fifty years, the shifts in global membership, and the development of Adventist historical scholarship in the last quarter century. The Church also needs an online encyclopedia that allows all the possibilities of the digital age.

The Encyclopedia draws on the expertise of hundreds of authors and editors worldwide, from many cultures and ethnicities. It is a great tool, not only for those seeking to learn more about the Adventist Church but also for those looking to witness to others.

Access ESDA

Video of the ESDA Launch

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