MUTARE, Zimbabwe – Africa University is a shining light of ministry, education and service – an answer to prayer for The United Methodist Church.

Since Africa University’s first class graduated in 1994, more than 3,500 persons have earned degrees related to theology; agriculture; business administration; health sciences; humanities; peace, leadership and governance; and intellectual property. Most importantly, graduates embody the university’s mission to prepare leaders for all of Africa – as they meet Africa’s vital needs for:

  • Sustainable Agriculture,
  • Disease Prevention,
  • Peace, Leadership and Governance,
  • Education,
  • Church Growth and Development,
  • Business Management and Administration,
  • Ethical leadership and
  • Graduates become leaders in their communities and countries.

Africa University has emerged as one of the continent’s leading universities. It works closely with excellent universities around the world, collaborating on research projects and engaging in faculty exchanges. It is a Christian university.

More than 1,200 students from 25 African countries attend classes at the campus in Old Mutare, Zimbabwe. Other students connect to the university through its Mozambique-based online campus.

Your gifts through the Africa University Fund support the school’s general operating budget, providing faculty and staff salaries and vital infrastructure. Other gifts support scholarships and the endowment fund.

Africa University, a United Methodist-related institution, serves God all the time, everywhere.

Join the group going to AU

The next trip from Indiana Conference to Africa University, the United Methodist-related university for all of Africa, will be from Oct. 20 to Nov. 10.

Bonnie Albert and the Rev. James Anyike will lead the group, which will experience life on the campus, meet some of the students, work on projects at the university, visit other mission sites in the area, and see some other points of interest in that area of Africa.

The trip promises to be an inspiring and educational experience and one that participants will long remember. Let the trip leaders know soon if you want to be a part of this group.

Those interested may contact Albert at or call 219-464-1447 and Anyike at To learn more about Africa University, visit:

UMNS photo by Andra Stevens

Graduates of United Methodist-related Africa University celebrate at commencement in Zimbabwe.