WELCOME TO CHAPLAINCY

The essence of the Chaplaincy work at Africa University is to serve the United Methodist Church, to provide opportunities for the students and staff to grow in service to all and to foster a ‘hope filled’ spirituality. Our mission is to create and provide resources that enable the university community of different academic, professional, cultural and religious backgrounds to grow into deeper Christian spiritual maturity and growth. The University Chapel popularly known as KwangLim Chapel is a house of prayer and is treated with respect and reverence.

WHAT WE DO

We focus on the promotion and coordination of spiritual and religious life activities. Chaplaincy is more than moral care; it is a wholesome caring of persons in need. It is a compassionate ministry to all. We continue to:

  • Offer pastoral and spiritual support to the university community
  • Support the academic mission of the University by facilitating and encouraging initiatives concerned with the moral, ethical and spiritual dimensions of the University.
  • Create opportunities for students and staff to serve the university with dedication and passion
  • Create opportunities for spiritual growth and maturity
  • Provide spiritual services and develop programs of a denominational nature through the formation of fellowship groups and clubs while striving to promote freedom of worship
  • Nourish our community spiritually  through E-Chaplaincy Platforms  in order  for all to remain connected with their faith groups where ever they are in the midst of Covid-19.

Under normal situations that is when operating fully on campus, Chaplaincy is supported by the following committees.

Under normal situations that is when operating fully on campus, Chaplaincy is supported by the following committees.

Chaplaincy staff

University Chaplain    :   Rev Maudy Muchanyereyi

Chaplain Secretary      :   Ms Susan Chaya

Chaplaincy Contact details

Chaplain:                  

Mobile Calls Only                 +263 712 904 685

Calls/ WhatsApp                    +263 772 957 463 and

Email address                         chaplain@africau.edu.

Secretary:                 

Email Address                        chaplainsec@africau.edu.

Spiritual Life Committee

Advise the Chaplain on all spiritual matters relevant to the University community.

Worship Committee

Assists in the preparation of Sunday and Wednesday worship services

Bible Study Committee

Coordinates the Bible Study teaching to be conducted during worship services

Finance Committee

Coordinates the management of all finances.

Compassionate Ministry Committee

Promote and organise charity programmes on campus and beyond.

Entertainment and Hospitality Committee

Organise both indoor and outdoor games for the University community.

Ecumenical Relations Committee 

Promotes collaboration and co-existence among different church and religious groups within the University and externally.

Campus Fellowship Groups

When on campus, we have different fellowship groups and clubs   that meet for service at dedicated days and times.

Worship Services

Two services are conducted

  • Sundays (0900-1100hrs)
  • Wednesdays (0800-0900hrs).  

During this COVID-19 period, services are shared online via WhatsApp, YouTube and through live streaming on Facebook. 

YouTube link is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YCl9Ui76P4Jak1uLpp1Eg 

 Facebook link is https://www.facebook.com/africaulivestream/ 

Community Services

Visiting the Sick

Chaplaincy visits members of the university community in hospital or sick at home to offer support and encouragement. In this Covid -19 season the infected, affected and the sick can receive online chaplaincy ‘visit’ through whatsapp, and phone calls.  

Counselling and Guidance Services

Chaplaincy operates an open door policy and offers counselling services to members of the university community as per need.

We offer pastoral support for students and staff, regardless of religious affiliation.

We offer:

  • Confidential, non-judgemental listening.
  • Help in time of crisis.
  • Links with specialist sources of help (referrals).

Chaplaincy tries to provide support as quickly as we can. Counselling support is available by phone, email or video conversation. No issue is too big or small- anything that stresses you we are just a phone call away- from studies to relationships!!

 Chaplaincy continue to operate remotely throughout the COVID-19 closure period.  For appointments, chaplain can be reached on the listed contact details above.

Bereavement and Deaths

Chaplaincy coordinates ministry to the bereaved members of the university community. Students and staff should inform Chaplain accordingly. Travelling and attending funerals of students and staff members is under strict guidance given the current operating environment we find ourselves in.

Community Outreach processes

Chaplaincy engages in charity work through encouraging staff and students to assist the vulnerable in communities when need arises.

Send us your feedback

Welcome to Africa University, the Valley of Dreams!! The Chaplaincy team is focused on continually developing our service to best support our student and staff members. We love to hear feedback from or any suggestions you have on how we can develop our service and support you as new students to the Africa University family. Please email any comments chaplain@africau.edu.

Our Team

Rev Maudy Muchanyereyi

University Chaplain   

Ms Susan Chaya

Chaplain Secretary