Dean NEGSTDean’s Welcome Message

Welcome to NEGST-(Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology), the School of Theology of AIU. NEGST exists to promote excellence in African and Global Christianity by training Christ-centered leaders who will transform the Church and society. NEGST seeks to achieve this through its innovative and relevant programs that are based on solid evangelical, biblical, and theological foundations. Our academic programs offer students relevant skills, develop their ability to think critically, encourage them to be innovative, build character, integrity and help students to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith. All of these enable NEGST graduates to become effective ministers and transformational leaders for the Church and society. NEGST offers a Bachelor of Theology degree. It also offers MA degrees in Biblical, Theological, Pastoral, Missiological, Historical, Educational and Bible Translation Studies. The BTH and Masters Programs are offered at our Karen, ACK, and Eldoret Campuses. NEGST runs PHD programs in Biblical, Intercultural, and Theological Studies with concentrations in New Testament, Old Testament, Missions, Islamic, World Christianity, Systematic, Culture and Development studies These programs are offered at the Karen Campus. NEGST is a theological School par excellence with excellent international faculty and student body. Make NEGST your first choice of theological education and be part of transforming God’s people and world.


 DEPARTMENTS UNDER NEGST

BIBLICAL STUDIES DEPARTMENTMission and Objectives:The Biblical Studies Department (Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology) seeks to be a leading research centre for evangelical biblical scholarship on the African continent, serving the Church with leadership training, and promoting the interests of academia with excellent graduate-level programmes in the biblical languages and Bible interpretation. The Department lays a foundation of rigourous and responsible theological exegesis upon which all other disciplines in our school (NEGST) may build—disciplines such as Systematic Theology, Historical Theology, Christian Education, Ethics, Counseling, Missiology, Apologetics, Pastoral Studies, and Preaching.To achieve this mission and these objectives the Biblical Studies Department offers a wide array of courses in hermeneutics, the cultural world of the Bible, Old Testament Theology, New Testament Theology, exegesis of OT and NT books, classical Hebrew (six courses), and Koine Greek (six courses).
Programmes Offered:Doctor of Philosophy:
The Department’s doctoral programme trains researchers at the highest academic level so they can make a valuable contribution to Bible scholarship in Africa and the world. The component seminars and dissertation are designed to enable students to (a) broaden and deepen their knowledge of the field of biblical studies; (b) integrate their learning with incisive critical reflection; (c) develop their skills as interpreters of the Bible in the original languages; and (d) become competent, productive scholars who can serve the Church and academy in senior teaching vocations, in research and writing, and as consultants in their area of specialization.Master of Theology (Biblical Studies):
Our Master of Theology (MTh) is a research-based degree specializing in the field of biblical studies for those who have earned the MDiv or an equivalent graduate theological degree. As with our PhD programme, the MTh-BS offers concentrations in Old or New Testament. It is designed to prepare students for the teaching profession and for doctoral work.Master of Divinity (Biblical Studies Emphasis):
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) programme is designed to provide both academic and professional training for those called to pastor urban churches, teach in Africa’s theological institutions, or serve in a variety of church or parachurch ministries. Because ministers of the Gospel are to devote themselves to the Word and to prayer (Acts 6:4), the MDiv-BS is an excellent preparation for a lifetime of preaching and teaching. The Department urges those hoping eventually to pursue a PhD in Biblical Studies to enroll in the MDiv-BS, a three-year degree, and concentrate on the languages.Master of Arts in Biblical Studies:
The Department’s Master of Arts (MABS) is a two-year programme designed to give students a graduate-level grasp of the Bible, Theology (both Biblical Theology and Systematics), and Church History, plus tools for further research in the field (Hermeneutics, Graduate Research & Writing, etc.).Other Programmes:
Department faculty members also teach courses in the university’s Post-Graduate Diploma in Theology (PGD) and Bachelor of Theology (BTh) programmes.
Faculty in the Department:The Biblical Studies Department has a well-trained and remarkably experienced faculty. Our members cumulatively have over one hundred years of university teaching experience. Along with their many other published books and articles, Department faculty took a leading role in writing and editing the famous Africa Bible Commentary.Resident Faculty:The Rev. Dr. John F. Evans
Lecturer in Old Testament, Department Head
(Calvin College, BA; Covenant Theological Seminary, MDiv and ThM; Universiteit van Stellenbosch, DTh; University of Cambridge, Post-doc)The Rev. Prof. Tewoldemedhin Habtu
Associate Professor of Old Testament
(Haile Selassie I University, BA; Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, MDiv; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, PhD)Dr. Mark Mercer
Senior Lecturer in Old Testament
(Texas Tech University, BA; Dallas Theological Seminary, ThM; Dallas Theological Seminary, ThD)Prof. Samuel M. Ngewa
Professor of New Testament
(Scott Theological College, DipTh; University of London, CRK; Ontario Bible College, BTh; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, MDiv; Westminster Theological Seminary, ThM and PhD)The Rev. Dr. Peter Nyende
Lecturer in New Testament 
(Daystar University, BA; Ridley Hall, Cambridge, MA; University of Edinburgh, MTh; University of Edinburgh, PhD)Dr. Nathan JoshuaDr. Harper
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THEOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Dean’s Welcome MessageWelcome to NEGST, the School of Theology of AIU. NEGST exists to promote excellence in African and Global Christianity by training Christ-centered leaders who will transform the Church and society. NEGST seeks to achieve this through its innovative and relevant programs that are based on solid evangelical, biblical, and theological foundations. Our academic programs offer students relevant skills, develop their ability to think critically, encourage them to be innovative, build character, integrity and help students to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith. All of these enable NEGST graduates to become effective ministers and transformational leaders for the Church and society. NEGST offers a Bachelor of Theology degree. It also offers MA degrees in Biblical, Theological, Pastoral, Missiological, Historical, Educational and Bible Translation Studies. The BTH and Masters Programs are offered at our Karen, ACK, and Eldoret Campuses. NEGST runs PHD programs in Biblical, Intercultural, and Theological Studies with concentrations in New Testament, Old Testament, Missions, Islamic, World Christianity, Systematic, Culture and Development studies These programs are offered at the Karen Campus. NEGST is a theological School par excellence with excellent international faculty and student body. Make NEGST your first choice of theological education and be part of transforming God’s people and world.
The challenges facing the church in Africa today are theological in nature and therefore, theological reflection cannot be ignored and it must be given special and critical attention. The African Church lacks such deep theological reflection on critical religious, social, political, governance and economic, issues facing the African Church and the bearing theology has on these matters facing humanity. African Christians must give sound biblical answers based on deep theological reflection on these issues in our graduate institutions to adequately equip students and leaders to deal with the issues facing the African Church and society.The primary goal of theology is to lead Christians and particularly the Christian Community to glorify and worship the Triune God, the Creator and Sustainer of all things but also to glorify God in the way we live and conduct ourselves as God’s Covenant Community in God’s world.The vision of the Theology Department relates to the primary goal, purpose, and the need for theology as stated above:
•    To train and develop Christian men and women whose understanding of the Triune God; who He is, and what He has done; his saving acts for humanity, which He has accomplished through Jesus Christ Our Lord, through the power of the Holy Spirit will lead them to glorify and worship Him.
•    To ensure deeper understanding of theological and doctrinal issues related to the Christian faith in the light of scriptures. It is hoped that through these courses students would develop a godly character and grow deeper in their personal relationships with the triune God and with the community of God’s people.
•    To critically and contextually engage modern theological minds to evaluate their relevance for the life and practices of the Church in Africa.
•    To develop Christian thinkers who will research and write by engaging critically the religious, cultural, political, economical, moral and social contexts of African societies by applying the truth of God’s word to the situation we live and find ourselves by allowing the Scriptures to inform this task.ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND DEGREESThe theology Department offers these programs•    Bachelor of Theology
•    Master of Arts (Theology)
•    Master of Divinity (Theology)
•    Master of Theology (World Christianity)
•    Doctor of Philosophy (Theology)FACULTY OF THE DEPARTMENTThe Theology Department has experienced faculty comprising of three fulltime, three Adjunct and Six Part-Time Faculty.

Prof. James Nkansah-Obrempong,                 
Associate Professor of Theology
Head of Department,
Systematic Theology, Culture, Ethics,
African Theology
Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary
Prof. Mark Shaw                                 
Professor of Church
Systematic, Historical, Apologetics
Th.D. Westminster Theological Seminary
Dr. George Renner                                      
New Testament, Ecclessiology, Leadership
Ph.D. Boston University
Part-Time Professors
Prof. Bernard Boyo                                     
Associate Professor of Theology
Political Theology, Systematic, Culture
Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary
Prof. Peter Mageto                                      
Associate Professor of Theology
Ethics, African Theology, Theology
Ph.D. Garrett Evangelical Seminary
Dr. Isaiah Dau.                                             
Theology, Suffering
D.Th. Stellenbosch University
Dr. Sung Kyu Park                                        
Systematic Theology, Spirituality, Ecclessiology
Ph.D. University of Pretoria
Dr. Sicily Muriithi                                           
Theology and Development
Ph.D. University of KwaZulu-Natal

 Rev. Mateso Akou                                      
Sociology, Theology, Philosophy

M.Th. Africa International University
Adjunct Professors
Prof. Diane Stinton                                      
Associate Professor of Theology
African Theology, Christology,
Ph.D. University of Edinburgh
Prof. William Dyrness                                    
Professor of Theology & Culture
Theology Culture, Systematic, Arts
D.Th. University of Strasbourg

Prof. David Fraser                                       
Professor of Theology
Systematic Theology, Theological Ethics,
Historical Theology

Ph.D. Harvard University

 

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