The Purpose and Vision are the same, but the Mission has changed. The new mission is Rwanda Challenge’s response to new “Church” laws in Rwanda. A local church cannot meet without a legal building. A local church cannot meet without a legal preacher. A legal preacher is required to have an associate degree in Bible/theology by September 10, 2023.
THE VISION: local church leaders throughout Rwanda who have the capacity to lead the Rwandan Church and become missionaries to neighboring countries.
THE PURPOSE: to bring glory to God by loving His Church in Rwanda.
THE MISSION: to provide an affordable associate degree in Bible/theology for Rwandan preachers to be awarded by September 10, 2023.
MACU-Rwanda Campus Property
A higher education degree offered in Rwanda requires a physical address (property and appropriate building, etc.) in Rwanda. In January 2020, this building and property were deemed the best fit for a MACU-Rwanda campus. On the street level there are six units with a stairway in the middle. The plan is to rent the bottom six units out to businesses to provide a sustainable path to cover the overhead for the future operation of the school. In order to make a MACU-Rwanda campus a reality, Rwanda Challenge must raise the funds for each of the following four phases:
Phase 1: Initial Expenses
- Purchase vacant lot behind building; $25-35,000.
- Purchase unfinished building and property; $180,000.
Phase 2: Finish Building
- The building above needs to be finished.
- Estimate is $110,000.
Phase 3: Furnish Campus
- Library tables and books
- Classroom furniture
- Dean’s office
Phase 4: Ongoing Expenses
- MACU Professor Expenses
- Student computers
- Student books