In 2009, a 3 year plan was created for measuring the progress of AfRU. This plan paved the way for the university's expansion to a 20+ acre campus in Buloba and its transition from the Gaba Bible Institute to Africa Renewal University. In 2012, Africa Renewal University developed a new 3 year strategy as summarized below.
To establish a premier Christian university committed to equipping Christian leaders for the transformation of society.
To develop unique programs with a Christian worldview embedded into the framework of each class
To build a university campus that provides a model of our Christian worldview in the way we care for creation
To provide practical outlets for students to apply a Christian worldview through serving the community
To become sustainable in providing Christian worldview training through recruiting excellent staff committed to producing quality graduates
To transition supporters to partners and advocates as we collaborate to raise up the next generation of Christian leaders for Africa