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Chaplaincy/Spiritual Development Office Overview

To guide the University community to pursue and uphold a Christ-like servant identity that impacts Africa and beyond. The Spiritual Development Department creates and maintains a vibrant Christian ethos among staff and students centering on:

  • Respecting and valuing the dignity of each human life which is made in the image of our loving God. Facilitating a redemptive environment where community members are nurtured spiritually, intellectually, and physically into Christlike transformation of heart and life. 
  • Fostering reflective service opportunities to strengthen and engage the community for the common good and the direct expression of Christlike love to neighbor.
  • Believing that effective witness and power is displayed through our communal life in the Holy Spirit, Spiritual Development coordinates:

The Director of Spiritual Development/University Chaplain heads the department.

Worship Ministries

Corporate Worship services draw the ANU community together for support through music, singing, creative arts, prayer, proclamation of the word of God, witnessing to Christ’s transforming work among us, sharing of the Lord’s Supper, and service to one another.

A Holiness Week emphasis (corporate worship services held daily Monday through Friday) calls the ANU community together early in each semester around a special theme.

Prayer gatherings/walks focus specific attention on various needs and concerns demonstrating our dependency on Christ Jesus for discerning guidance.

Discipleship Groups

Small groups meet to offer hospitality, reflect on scriptures, listen to each other, pray together and strengthen members through love and caring accountability

Student – led Ministries

Believing that all are called to serve the body of Christ, students join in offering their gifts and abilities to others within the ANU community and beyond through mentorship and training, peer counseling, compassionate ministry service, and sports days.

Missions and Outreach Opportunities

Serving beyond the ANU perimeters, many staff, faculty, and students participate in making a difference for the most vulnerable and marginalized in our world. What begins here, truly transforms the world for Christ’s sake.


This is a community that believes change is possible through a transformed life in Christ Jesus. Every person is of great worth and value and has been created uniquely by a loving God to do the “good” works in our world.

In believing this, we desire to help each student identify gifts and strengths in a grace filled environment where each one can find their true calling.

It is a community of people who will become some of your most trustworthy friends.

It has a number of spiritual holistic growth centered activities.

It offers two chapel services (a time whereby the students, staff, faculty, ANU friends and visitors gather to worship and listen to the Word of God) a week on Tuesday and Thursday.

ANU is a Christian university whereby the chaplain is available for any member of the community. The university chaplain heads a well qualified team that is always available to walk with an individual through his or her spiritual life journey.  Chaplains and prayer counselors are available for face to face or virtual meetings which can be scheduled through the Spiritual Development office. Please call Ext# 387 or the mobile# 0736628653 for further assistance.

See the Spiritual Development Facebook page, ANU Spiritual Life – Home | Facebook or contact them through the email address: [email protected]

Yes, ANU offers many other opportunities as follows: early morning and evening prayer/bible study for students and staff, mission outreach to high schools, prisons, orphanages, and also student-led ministries. The Christian Union facilitates group gatherings including praise and worship team, Bible study prayer groups, exploration topic groups, and mission opportunities which are open for all willing students.

We also have one to one prayer and counseling in our office and also with the prayer counselors who include the faculty staff and students. 

Please visit the chaplaincy office (Harmon’s second floor- room 15) or call ext #387 or cell 0736628653, the prayer counselor/office coordinator will connect you to the right person to pray with you. You can also direct your prayer request to [email protected].

Yes, it is possible. Please join the various Spiritual development activities which will enable you to identify with the right prayer partner. You can also visit the chaplain’s office Harmon’s 2nd floor No. 15. or connect with the prayer counselors who are always available after the chapel services. The chaplain’s office is also able to connect you with the prayer coordinator for this purpose.

Holiness Week September 2023