AFRICAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE EDUCATIONAL AND BENEVOLNT ASSN INC

aka African Christian College   |   Albuquerque, NM   |  http://AfricanChristianCollege.org

Mission

African Christian College exists to glorify God by equipping students for excellent service in His kingdom.

Ruling year info

2011

President

Mr. Brad Carter

Main address

PO Box 70033

Albuquerque, NM 87197 USA

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Formerly known as

Manzini Bible School

EIN

26-0412537

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

Agricultural Programs (K20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a religious organization.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Africa is changing and is filled with hopeful opportunities and difficult challenges. The future needs visionary leaders of integrity, equipped with a deep knowledge of God and the world. Our mission is equip students for excellent service in God's kingdom. Out of this mission grows a vision of a transformed continent through the power of God and well-prepared leaders.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Academic Program

African Christian College offers a bachelor's degree in theology with minors in Leadership and Counseling, with plans for these to be offered as full degree programs in the near future. Our academic program is the main focus of our organization.
 
ACC has earned affiliate status with the Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA), a pan-African accrediting body with relationships and connections globally. This makes a bachelor's degree from ACC recognizable at any academic institution in the world.

Population(s) Served

The Tree of Life project was launched in 1997 as a means of sustainability for the college. Over 14,000 macadamia nut trees are located in an on-campus orchard. The nuts are sold primarily to grocers in the USA at market rates. Profits from the program are used for campus improvements and academic programs.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Affiliate Status toward Global Accreditation 2011

Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA)

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of full-time equivalent students per full-time faculty member

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Academic Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have four full-time faculty member equivalents -- plus many visiting lecturers -- to teach in our full-time, residential, undergraduate program. On average, we have 39 students.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Academic Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All of our students receive financial aid (tuition assistance). Without this benefit our students would not be able to pursue higher education because of cost.

Number of jobs created and maintained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Tree of Life

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are only for full-time positions working in our agricultural operations. Additionally, we employ up to 30 seasonal and unemployed laborers in our macadamia orchard -- including widows & HIV+.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to equip African women and men for the challenges facing their communities, families, and churches. We primarily serve Africans in the English-speaking belt of countries from South Africa through Kenya.

Graduates should have the following qualities:
1) Academic excellence characterized by critical thinking, effective communication, and lifelong learning.
2) Christian character identified through substantial growth in Christlikeness and putting Christ ahead of conflicting cultural heritages.
3) Servant leadership expressed through service and empowerment of others.
4) Global awareness exhibited through seeking justice and innovation for good.
5) Ability to maintain themselves without outside financial support
Additionally, our goal is to become a leading institution in Christian higher education in Africa.

Our strategies for accomplishing our goals include the following:

- Gaining a globally-recognizable accreditation to certify our academic programs and the student learning outcomes we propose.

- Intentional, hands-on curriculum and co-curricular activities for putting servant-leadership, global awareness, and Christian character into practice. These include volunteer service, internships, class projects in the community, and work-study employment.

- Implementing a new spiritual formation program for students, staff, and board. All of the ACC family is committing to an individualized spiritual formation assessment and development to attempt deep and substantial development toward Christlikeness.

African Christian College has developed in many areas over the past five years toward accomplishment of these goals.

- We have earned full accreditation with the Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA), a pan-Africa academic accrediting body with global recognition. And we are fully-registered (highest available recognition) with the Eswatini Higher Education Council (ESHEC), part of the Eswatini Ministry of Education & Training.

- We have great partnerships with other Christian universities throughout the world who send visiting lecturers, share resources, and aid in our academic and spiritual development. These include Abilene Christian University, Oklahoma Christian University, Harding University, Lipscomb University, and others. And it includes a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program with Abilene Christian University that is affordable, relevant, and helpful to African students.

- Our campus has capacity for over 60 full-time students. Our library has over 10,000 volumes for academic research, including a growing Africana section.

- Our Tree of Life program and UKWAZI macadamia product line is experiencing growth as we seek earned revenue for funding. Gardens and livestock are also grown on campus in order to minimize operating costs for food services on campus.

We have implemented a new curriculum designed to better prepare our students for the challenges facing Africa including emphasis on ethics, spiritual formation, leadership, witchcraft/animism/worldview, and HIV/AIDS. We are implementing other changes in intentionality toward the kinds of graduates we seek to have and the metrics through which we'll measure these.

Measuring impact and progress has not been a priority for us until recently so we have little data to support our current impact except to that over 80% of our graduates are actively involved in church work of some kind. We certainly believe that our students are better prepared for leadership within and without the church when they graduate from ACC and we observe significant, positive changes in the character of our students during their time on campus.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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AFRICAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE EDUCATIONAL AND BENEVOLNT ASSN INC

Board of directors
as of 5/12/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Larry Harms

Optimatization Harmsway

Term: 2016 - 2020

Henry Huffard

Retired Missionary

Joe Page

CarPros

David Stewart

Retired engineer

Larry Harms

Optimization Harmsway

Mark Prowell

Retired CEO

Larry Carter

Retired CEO

Luke Mswane

Retired, Eswatini Electric Company

Kerry Lowery

SupportMed

Machona Monyamane

Gospel Chariot Missions

'Biodun Owolabi

West Nigeria Christian College & School of Biblical Studies

Peter Setimela

CYMMIT Foundation

Roxi Crews

Retired Educator

Sandile Lata

Medical Doctor

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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