n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Church-related universities as a manifestation of new frontiers in mission : the Zimbabwean experience

Volume 35, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



The emergence of church-related universities stands as a hallmark in the mission of the church in post-colonial Zimbabwe. Such universities are an innovation by churches in their endeavour to spread religious teachings. In the history of the church, throughout many parts of the world, education has been an essential tool of mission. The Zimbabwean experience has been that churches confined themselves to primary, secondary, and tertiary training that was amenable to the evangelistic thrust common during the missionary period. However, mission is not merely about gaining converts; it is also about achieving influence through the development of personnel who can have global impact. Universities in this regard stand as relevant tools of mission for the church in contemporary Zimbabwe where, as is the case elsewhere, the role of well-qualified intellectuals is becoming increasingly significant.

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