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Kasisi Global Institute is now offering a Certificate in Christian Counselling and Leadership. The program introduces students to psychology, counselling, biblical thoughts, ethics & morality, leadership, and many more. The program includes clinical pastoral education for effective work in clinical settings and caring ministry. If you want to become a well-trained, confident and competent Christian leader, this program is designed for you.

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Kasisi Kĩriakũ wa Kĩnyua is the founder and CEO of Kasisi Brands including Kasisi Global Institute and Kasisi Facing Mount Kenya. He is a trained theologian, a motivational speaker, a professor of religion and ethics, and an ordained minister. Kasisi Kĩriakũ holds a PhD degree in Religion from the University of Birmingham (England). Kasisi is the author of: Bible Translations into Gĩ-Gĩkũyũ (2017) and Introducing Ordinary African Reader's Hermeneutics (2015).

Kasisi Global Institute and Milele College (Nakuru, Kenya) have an established partnership which is guided by a Memorandum of Understanding signed on April 17, 2018. The two institutions have co-operative relations in curriculum development and training in leadership, Christian mission, theology, religious studies, and public policy.

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International Conferences

On March 20, 2019, Kasisi Dr. J. Kĩriakũ Kĩnyua successfully launched Kasisi Global Institute in partnership with Milele College (Nakuru) where he taught his first class on leadership. The launch was a great success with more than 40 people in attendance and a wide representation in terms of ethnicity, education, gender, and age. This day also marked the beginning of our First International Conference, Milele College, Nakuru Kenya.

The second joint International Conference took place on February 17-19, 2020, at Milele Resort, Nakuru in Kenya. The conference was hosted by Kasisi Global Institute and Milele College. The conference drew speakers from both the USA and Kenya.

Conferences

“Earlier in the morning (4:00am of March 20, 2019) as I meditated and listened to the Word, and as I prepared to launch Kasisi Global Institute, I heard God say: “I want you to be the missionary I have prepared you to be. I will take care of the rest.” — Kĩriakũ

Kasisi publications & Journal articles

Bible Translation into Gi-Gikuyu Ordinary African Hermeneutics
  • Johnson Kĩriakũ Kĩnyua, “Online Learning and The Future of Adult Learning in Kenya”, Kenya Scholars & Studies Association (KESSA) 2018 Conference Proceedings, (The 11th KESSA Conference September 7 - 8, 2018)
  • Johnson Kĩriakũ Kĩnyua in Dube, Musa W. and R. S. Wafula, eds. “Postcolonial Analysis of Bible Translation and its Effectiveness in Shaping and Enhancing the Discourse of Colonialism and the Discourse of Resistance: The Gĩkũyũ New Testament, A Case Study”, Postcoloniality, Translation, and the Bible in Africa 2017, 57-93
  • Johnson Kĩriakũ Kĩnyua, “The Role of Technology in Remembering and Re-Membering African Memory (ies) among the Kenyan Immigrants Living in the Diaspora”. Kenya Scholars & Studies Association (KESSA) 2016 Conference Proceedings (The 9th KESSA Conference September 9 - 10, 2016)
  • Johnson Kĩriakũ Kĩnyua, “A Postcolonial Examination of Matthew 16:13-28 and Related Issues in Biblical Hermeneutics”, Black Theology: an International Journal, vol. 13, no. 1, 2015
  • Johnson Kĩriakũ Kĩnyua, “Postcolonial Analysis of Bible Translation and its Effectiveness in Shaping and Enhancing the Discourse of Colonialism and the Discourse of Resistance: The Gĩkũyũ New Testament, A Case Study”, Black Theology: an International Journal, Volume 11, no. 1, 2013, 58-95
  • Johnson Kĩriakũ Kĩnyua, “The Narration of Egyptian Mythology: Wilhelm Max Müller through a Postcolonial Lens”, Black Theology: an International Journal, vol. 11, no. 3, 2013, 323-341

Kasisi Library

Kasisi Online Resource Center is an online database established to blog, preserve history and encourage research. The database offers online collection of all known (and even extant) Gĩkũyũ and Swahili Christian hymns, songs, and choruses. The database also includes Gĩkũyũ Bible (1965 and 2007 versions.)

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This section provides further information on the different ventures that Kasisi has engaged in both at the local and international levels. Kasisi, together with international partners, have hosted webinars and conferences to educate and train leaders on a range of issues including mental health and mental illness.

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Call and Youth Ministry

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A Conversation on Church Planting

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Webinar on Kenyan Youth and Mental Health

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Partnership with Milele College

On April 17, 2018, Kasisi Global Instute and Milele College (Nakuru, Kenya) signed a Memorandum of Understanding that stipulates various levels and areas of patneships. The partnership aims at establishing co-operative relations between the two institutions to establish, develop, and teach courses in leadership, Christian mission, theology, religious studies and public policy (Blended and Online Programmes).

Areas of collaboration between Milele College and Kasisi Global Institute include:

  1. Organizing and participating in joint Christian missions and witness;
  2. Training artisans and nursing assistants mainly for home-based care for patient with terminal illness such as cancer (offer certificate of completion).
  3. Train and prepare researchers to carry out research on pertinent issues affecting local communities.
  4. Carry out joint academic research.
  5. Establish an Online Learning Center.
  6. Provide technical assistance in curriculum development, teaching, research, faculty and staff development, as deemed beneficial by the two institutions.
  7. Organize and participate in international conferences, seminars and academic meetings.
  8. Identify, collect, microfiche, and archive historical documents preserving the rich history of the church in Kenya and immigrants’ missions in the USA.

2nd International Conference (2020)

Kasisi Global Institute in Partnership with Milele College, Nakuru held our second International leadership conference and training on February 17-19, 2020, at Milele Resort, Nakuru in Kenya. The conference attracted more than fifty attendees plus Milele College members of staff.

The three-day training focused on “Call and Vocation”, “How to Lead Change”, “Developing Talents in Leadership”, “Place of dialogue in a multi-ethnic/multi-religious community”, and “Forgiveness, reconciliation, & unification”.

Key Speakers

Tom Cramer Tom Cramer: Tom serves as the Presbytery Co-Executive for Vision and Mission for the Presbytery of Los Ranchos in Southern California. He brings together leaders to grow healthy congregations and start new ones. Always dreaming about what the “next church” might be, he equips decision makers to thoughtfully reinvent structures and processes that have become a hindrance to mission rather than a catalyst for it. Tom received a B.A. in English Literature and Economics from UC Berkeley, and worked as a trade association executive in Washington, D.C.. After earning his M.Div. degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, he served as an associate pastor of Geneva Presbyterian Church for 21 years before becoming a presbytery executive. In his free time, Tom loves to spend time with his family and friends, cook and grill, travel, read, exercise, and play golf.


Mary Kiriaku Mary Kĩriakũ: Mary Waturi Kiriaku was born and raised in Nyeri Kenya. She is born again and loves the Lord Jesus. She is an elder at the Church of Amazing Grace international and also serves in the children and youth ministry. Before moving to the US, Mary taught Biology and chemistry in High school having Studied Biochemistry at the University of Nairobi and post graduate dipoloma in education at Kenyatta University. When family relocated, Mary continued her studies and acquired a masters of Science in Pediatric Nursing. She has worked in various capacities as a registered nurse . She is Currently working as a nurse case manager for an Insurance Company.


Jana Kidd Jana Kidd: Jana holds a Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in California, USA, which she obtained after retirement from a career in management for a large pharmaceutical company. She is a passionate supporter of mission work on a local and global basis. Jana has been deeply involved in mission projects in Africa; she has led and participated in ten mission trips to Kenya and Rwanda over the last twenty years. She is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA).



Kasisi Kiriaku Kasisi Kĩriakũ: Kasisi Kĩriakũ wa Kĩnyua is the founder and CEO of Kasisi Brands including Kasisi Global Institute and Kasisi Facing Mount Kenya. He is a trained theologian, a motivational speaker, a professor of religion and ethics, and an ordained minister. Kasisi Kĩriakũ holds a PhD degree in Religion from the University of Birmingham (England). Kasisi is the author of: Bible Translations into Gĩ-Gĩkũyũ (2017) and Introducing Ordinary African Reader's Hermeneutics (2015).

Certificate in Christian Counselling and Leadership

Kasisi Global Institute of Leadership and Christian Witness is a 501c3 non-profit organization registered in the state of California under the directorship of the founder & CEO Rev. Dr. Johnson Kĩriakũ Kĩnyua. The institute offers courses on counselling psychology, leadership, biblical studies, and religion. We are also committed to carrying out Christian mission and Christian witness.

Kasisi Global Institute is now offering a Certificate in Christian Counselling and Leadership. The program introduces students to psychology, counselling, biblical thoughts, ethics & morality, leadership, and many more. The program includes clinical pastoral education for effective work in clinical settings and caring ministry. If you want to become a well-trained, confident and competent Christian leader, this program is designed for you.

The Certificate will enable you explore the content and concepts of the Bible. You will be equipped with skills that enable you to consider critically religious traditions, beliefs, and practice to bring them into conformity with biblical revelation and to evaluate all of life and thought from the perspective of biblical principles.

The program will also provide a general introduction to the development, structure, and content of the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures) and New Testament texts held sacred by both Christians and Jews. Books studied include the Law (Torah), the Prophets (Nevi’im), and the Writings (Ketuvim) as well as all of the books of the New Testament.

You will also be introduced to the historical, spiritual and institutional development of Christianity. The areas of study include: Apostolic Christianity (4 B.C.E. – C.E. 100), Ante-Nicene Christianity (C.E. 100-325), and From Constantine to Gregory the Great (C.E. 311-590).

The program equally involves an introduction to the field of theology as an academic discipline. You will build a basic understanding of the whole of Christian theology through an introduction of its parts: Old Testament and New Testament literature, Who is Jesus?, What is the Church?, Grace and the Sacraments, Christian Morality, Social Justice, Judaism and the Church, and Christian theology in a global context.

For those who desire to serve as leaders in children ministry, the program introduces you to theories and practices of Christian education. This includes basic definitions and biblical foundations, faith development, spiritual formation, teaching methods and models and curricular development for adults, lay training, youth and children.

Other areas of study include Christian Ethics and morality, essentials of human psychology, Christian leadership, preaching, and world religions.

The Certificate in Christian Counselling and Leadership program is designed to cover one academic semesters.

Other Areas of Studies

Biblical Studies

This course provides a general introduction to the development, structure, and content of the Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures, texts held sacred by both Christians and Jews. The survey also provides a general introduction to the development, structure, and content of the New Testament. Students are introduced to the literature and theology of the Bible including the books of the Old and New Testaments. Using modern methods of biblical scholarship, students study biblical texts from historical, cultural, literary, and theological perspectives.

The purpose of this course is to give the students tools and experiences to understand the history and literature of the Bible (both Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and New Testament) within its ancient biblical context.

Paul

The course examines Paul; his theology ,the source of his thought, his view of human being in Christ and out of Christ, his understanding of the work of Christ in atoning justifying, his psychology, his teaching about faith and destiny of the human race.

The purpose of the course is take the student back to the days of Paul, the greatest theologian of all time to make the student understand the underlying motifs that enabled Paul to become the first among equals in implementing the great commission so that the student can borrow leaf from Paul.

Introduction to Biblical Languages

This course examines the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) as an expression of the religious life and thought of ancient Israel, and as a foundational document of the development of the Christian faith. The course introduces students to Hebrew grammar and vocabulary. Students learn the Hebrew alphabets and vowels, familiarize themselves with the elementary Hebrew nouns and verbal paradigms, and acquire common biblical Hebrew words.

The course also introduces students New Testament Koinē Greek. Students learn about the Greek alphabet, the Greek writing system, the three declensions of Greek nouns, and the Greek verb. Students also acquire the basic Greek vocabulary and are expected to translate and study the Greek New Testament with confidence.

The initial purpose of the course is to give the student a working knowledge of Biblical Hebrew, for the purpose of reading Old Testament Hebrew and exegetical study of the Bible. Students also acquire an understanding of the Koinē Greek language in order to effectively interpret and exegete passages from the books of the New Testament.

Missiology

Basic definitions concerning mission and evangelism, biblical basis for mission, the role of the church in mission, the key issues in current missiological thought, the role of anthropology in mission, cross cultural mission, the meaning of salvation, religious pluralism, contextualization, acculturation, liberation. The course explores the meaning of acculturation, trans-cultural witness, and the development of ethno-theology.

The course aims to introduce the student to missiology in historic and contemporary perspective.

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Kasisi Facing Mount Kenya

Kasisi Facing Mount Kenya hosts Kasisi Global Institute and an online database.

Kasisi online database

Kasisi online database was created by Rev. Dr. Johnson Kĩriakũ Kĩnyua in honor of the late Very Rev. Charles Mũhoro Kareri. Born in 1898. Kareri witnessed the establishment of the Church of Scotland Mission work in Kenya. He was later to become the first African moderator of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. Despite the colonial discriminatory by-laws Charles Mũhoro Kareri played a pivotal role in the translation of the Bible to Gĩkũyũ language. Highly intelligent and well capable of carrying out translation work on his own, Kareri singlehandedly translated most of the Psalms using Swahili and English Bibles.

Kasisi Online Resource Center is an online database established to blog, preserve history and encourage research. The database offers online collection of all known (and even extant) Gĩkũyũ and Swahili Christian hymns, songs, and choruses. The database also includes Gĩkũyũ Bible (1965 and 2007 versions.)

In the 1920s and 30s, Kareri traversed the Gĩkũyũ country collecting words and evaluating how such words were used in different Gĩkũyũ dialects. Kareri aimed at collecting and using “archaic words” which he feared would be lost if not preserved in written form. In his opinion, though some of these words were difficult to most readers, he would rather people use a dictionary than lose the original Gĩkũyũ. Kareri strongly felt that it was his responsibility to preserve the words for the benefit of the community.

There were times when Kareri would spend days together with Missionary Arthur Ruffell Barlow arguing over certain Gĩkũyũ words as they polished and added more into the language. He also translated invectives for Mr. Barlow. Most of his work found its way not only in the Bible but also in Barlow’s dictionary and T. G. Benson’s Kikuyu-English dictionary. Kareri saw himself as a man with a mission. It is in honor of this great vision that this online database is establish to preserve history, encourage research and offer resources in matters of Christian missions, theology and public policy.

Gĩkũyũ Christian songs

The Gĩkũyũ Christian songs (and Swahili songs) found in this database add to the long history of Agĩkũyũ great composers and singers. It is a history that has used complex cultural codes through songs, proverbs, and marebeta to articulate Agĩkũyũ's faith in God, their experience, vision, and sometimes political defiance. That history is well captured by Boyes who was one of the earliest travelers in the Gĩkũyũ country long before colonization. Noting about the importance of singing in the life of the Agĩkũyũ, Boyes observed:

"the Kikuyu are a very musical people, singing wherever they go, and the warriors would come to the dances in a body, singing as they marched along, and keeping as perfect time and step as a regiment of trained soldiers… the Kikuyu seem to have more varieties of dances than any natives I know, and are, on the whole, a light-hearted race, singing all day long."

Boyes also recorded that the Gĩkũyũ country had:

"a class of strolling minstrels, resembling more than anything the old troubadours of the Middle Ages…a privileged class, travelling from place to place and extemporising songs about local events and people – not always without a strong tinge of sarcasm, which no one dared to resent" – quoted from King of the Wa-Kikuyu: A True Story of Travel and Adventure in Africa by John Boyes. London: Frank Cass & Co. Ltd., 1968: 88-89.

Nyĩmbo cia Kũinĩra Ngai

This is the first online version of Nyĩmbo cia Kũinĩra. The first collection and translation of these songs was printed in 1915. More revision, edition, and additions have been done over the years.

The second edition was published in 1935. The third and most important revision was completed in 1974. The fourth edition was revised, enlarged and published in 2003.

Nyĩmbo Cia Kĩroho

This is the first online version of Nyĩmbo Cia Kĩroho. The first collection of these songs was printed in 1972. More revision, edition, and additions have been done over the years. The second edition was published in 1977. The third edition was revised, enlarged and published in 1988.

Tenzi Za Rohoni

This is the first online version of Tenzi Za Rohoni. The first collection of these songs was printed in 1983. Nyimbo zingine nyingi katika mtandao huu wa intaneti wa Kasisi Facing Mount Kenya zimetafsiriwa kutoka kwa Nyimbo Standard na Nyimbo za Kristo.

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