theology HOD
  • Dr. Esther J. Kibor
  • HOD Theology

Department of Theology

Message from The HOD

The Department of Theology and Biblical Studies in the School of Education has highly qualified, competent, encouraging and ready to serve faculty who are able to provide spiritual nourishment, guidance and integration of faith and learning within and without the classroom setting.

The Department is the custodian of the vision, moral code and motto of the institution, which offers education in ‘Biblical Perspective.’ The department oversees for all University Common Bible units and the servicing of all Christian Religious Education (CRED) courses respectively. The Department currently has three programmes: Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Arts in Church Music and Theology (Theology Major), and Diploma in Theology. The Department is soon set to offer several upcoming programmes in the areas of Chaplaincy, Biblical counseling, Theology, and Biblical Leadership and Management.

Vision
The vision of the Department of Theology is to become a center of excellence in Theological and Biblical studies and research in Theology based on Biblical Christianity.

Mission
The mission of the Department of Theology (and Biblical studies) is to provide holistic and quality education and training in Theology and specifically, to equip pastors and lay persons with knowledge, skills, attitude, and biblical moral values that guide church leadership.

Goal of the Bachelor of Theology
The main goal of the programme is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of theological and biblical studies. The programme aims at providing students with a combination of knowledge, biblical/Christian values/attitudes, skills, and application of theory to ministry situations in the Church in Africa and beyond. The graduates are expected to qualify for employment in the church as pastors, missionaries, chaplains and teachers in secondary schools and lecturers in Bible colleges or institutions.

Expected Learning Outcomes of the Programme
At the end of the program, a graduate of Bachelor of Theology should have skills to perform the following tasks:
1. Communicate effectively the Word of God to others through preaching, evangelism and discipleship.
2. Demonstrate a genuine concern for Missionary efforts
3. Defend the Christian faith effectively.
4. Conduct church education programmes
5. Teach effectively the Word of God to various age groups in different church contexts
6. Effectively provide leadership in the church
7. Manage church resources and church projects effectively.
8. Effectively provide counseling services to the church
9. Develop relevant curriculum that meets felt needs in the church and society
10. Effectively provide pastoral care in various institutions

Bachelor of Theology
The Bachelor of Theology is a four year degree programme, designed to offer training in Biblical knowledge, principles and

Admissions Requirements
All applicants into this Bachelor of Theology programme must have the following entry requirements:
a) Must have passed with at least a C+ mean grade at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E)
b) OR Two Principal passes at ‘A’ level obtained at one sitting or two Principal Passes obtained at different sittings.
c) OR Credit pass at Diploma level from a recognized / accredited Bible College with a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 in a scale of 4:0.
d) Must have a conviction of God’s call to Ministry as evidenced by recommendations given by the church leadership.
e) Must provide original K.C.S.E Certificate, diploma, degree or its equivalent obtained prior to coming to the University.
Application forms can be obtained from the University front desk or downloaded from the University’s website: http://www.kabarak.ac.ke.

Bachelor of Arts in Church Music and Theology (Theology Major)
Bachelor of Arts in Church Music and Theology is a four-year programme.
Vision
The vision of the Department of Church Music and Theology is to become a center of excellence in studies and performance of Church Music from the perspective of Biblical Christianity

Mission
The mission of the Department of Church Music is to provide holistic and quality education and training in Church music and specifically, to equip pastors, choir directors and lay persons with knowledge, skills, attitude, and biblical moral values that guide church leadership, composition and performance of church music.

Goal of the Programme
The Bachelor of Arts in Church Music and Theology (Theology Major) programme prepares the clergy and church musicians for preaching, counseling, composition, teaching, research, conducting and leadership roles in the church music, theology and other institutions. The programme incorporates both theory and practice. The general purpose of the programme is to train and equip the clergy and theologians as well as music directors, lay persons, with knowledge, values/attitudes and skills in church music and theology so as to work competently, and to pursue further studies in church music and theology.
Expected Learning Outcomes of the Programme
1. Preach the Word of God effectively
2. Offer counseling services to the church
3. Manage church resources effectively
4. Conduct church education programmes
5. Defend the Christian faith effectively
6. Compose and perform various works of church Music based on biblical teachings and doctrines.
7. Perform African and Western church music including incidental music for church drama
8. Perform African and Western popular gospel music.
9. Analyze selected works of church music in the medieval, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic and twentieth century periods.
10. Apply and use music notation software programs to write church music
11. Conduct various choirs and instrumental ensembles playing church music.
12. Manage various choral organizations in churches

Admissions Requirements
All applicants into Bachelor of Arts in Church Music and Theology (Theology Major) programme must have the following entry requirements:
a) Must have passed with at least a C+ mean grade at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E)
b) OR Two Principal passes at ‘A’ level obtained at one sitting or two Principal Passes obtained at different sittings.
c) OR Credit pass at Diploma level from a recognized / accredited Bible College with a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 in a scale of 4:0.
d) Must have a conviction of God’s call to Ministry as evidenced by recommendations given by the church leadership.
e) Must provide original K.C.S.E Certificate, diploma, degree or its equivalent obtained prior to coming to the University.
f) Must have attained at least C in music and C+ in CRE in KCSE exams
g) OR in the case of music they should have studied with a professional music examination bodies.
h) The School of Music and Performing Arts shall hold auditions to determine placement of learners in terms of practical, performance and technical knowledge.
Application forms can be obtained from the University front desk or downloaded from the University’s website: http://www.kabarak.ac.ke.

Diploma in Theology
This is a three year Theology programme designed to train persons at the diploma level.
Upcoming Programmes
1. Bachelor of Arts in Chaplaincy
2. Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling
3. Master of Arts in Chaplaincy
4. Master of Arts in Theology
5. Master of Arts in Biblical Leadership and Management