Who are we?

Mishkan African Leadership Institute (MALI) is a community Christian college located in Kinyago Dandora, Nairobi, Kenya. It was was established by the Kenya Children’s Fund under the esteemed leadership of CEO Emerita Ginger Palm. The institute proudly offers scholarships to pastors and leaders within the community and beyond. The foundation of this college emerged from a pressing need for pastoral training within the Kinyago Dandora Community. The institute’s fully sponsored program is specifically designed for pastors and leaders who possess a burning desire to preach the unadulterated gospel of Jesus Christ in a world filled with compromise. 

Our mission is to prepare pastors and leaders for their pivotal roles in the church, the country, and the world, all under the guidance of Jesus Christ. We strive to grow and strengthen men and women in their calling to pastoralship, equipping them with the foundational teachings of the Great Shepherd, Jesus.

The MALI Objectives

  1. Providing resources for higher education, excellence in teaching, and to promote research and learning in the context of Christian faith, practice and spirituality with the person of Christ.
  2. To provide academic leadership to the Church in Kenya and Africa, ability to address through research, education and consultation, the economic, social and political challenges of the Kenyan and African society, and those challenges unique to the Church of Christ;
  3.  To mobilize resources for quality University education, training and research based on Biblical concepts and values which reflect the Kenyan and African cultural heritage;
  4.  To guide students to understand and accept themselves, their individual needs and talents, and to develop their potential for productive life and service;
  5.  To provide students with a balanced educational program that helps them to develop professional skills, and to broaden their perception so as to develop a holistic approach to life.
  6. To grant the students the opportunity to participate in the great commission (Matthew 28:16-20);
  7. To play a leading role in the development and expansion of UNIVERSITY education in Kenya and Africa

Core Value we stand by

We have a scriptural Godly mandate to produce pastoral, church and community leaders and missionary Christians who believe that the sound doctrine of the bible forms the foundation of a Biblical worldview. So, reality and morality are based on this basis.
We set the seal to hegemonize ourselves according to the unadulterated scriptural sound doctrine. Integrating true faith and learning in all subjects and throughout all extracurricular activities offering learners opportunities to, memorize, and recite scriptures from the teachings of Jesus Christ as a core subject in the academic curriculum,

“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.” ~ Ephesians 4:14

We endeavour to produce pastors and missionaries who are passionate about following the call of Jesus Christ and especially the great commission. We also seek to retaining qualified citizens whose actions and attitudes reflect that of Christ offering students multiple opportunities of the reward of faith.

The Great Commission

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28:19-20

We nurture students through character trait focus, and classroom discussions, seeking the Lord’s guidance through prayer and devotion. The faculty also seeks guidance through prayer and devotion in each classroom, encouraging pastors to lead their congregants in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” ~ Colossians 3:20
Pastors and leaders are equipped with a strong biblical foundation, enabling them to have strong convictions of service to our schools, communities, and country. They are trained to speak and perform effectively in both small and large group settings. Moreover, they develop strong character qualities that are nurtured throughout their learning journey. These qualities include integrity, reflecting their commitment to glorify God in all things through Christ Jesus.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” ~ 2 Timothy 2:15

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