Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) is the federation of Lutheran Churches in the African nation of Tanzania. In 1938, seven Lutheran churches founded a federation known as the Federation of Lutheran Churches in Tanganyika. On June 19 1963, Churches merged to become a single Church known as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. [cite web
title = A Short history
publisher = Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania
date = 2007
url = http://www.elct.org/
accessdate = 2007-05-29

The church is led by a presiding bishop and twenty diocesan bishops, representing 20 dioceses, and has a membership of more than 2.5 million. [cite web
title = Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania
work = Country Packets
publisher = Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
date = 2007
url = http://www.elca.org/countrypackets/tanzania/church.html
accessdate = 2007-05-29
] The Head Office of the Church is in Arusha. The church is affiliated with All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), Christian Council of Tanzania and the Lutheran World Federation.

The ELCT is an organization which reaches out to the people of Tanzania offering worship opportunities, Christian education, and numerous social services.


*Education (Secondary and University)
*Finance and Administration
*Health and Medical Care (21 hospitals and many dispensaries)
*Mission and Evangelism
*Planning and Development
*Social Services and Women's Work

External links

* [http://www.elct.org/ Official site of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania]
* [http://www.africa-lutheran.org Africa Lutheran Communion]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church — can refer to many different Lutheran churches in the world. Among them are the following: *Evangelical Lutheran Church in America *Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada *Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chile *Church of Denmark (Evangelical… …   Wikipedia

  • Lutheran World Federation — The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is a global communion of national and regional Lutheran churches headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The federation was founded in the Swedish city of Lund in the aftermath of the Second World War in 1947 to… …   Wikipedia

  • Church of England — Supreme Governor Queen Elizabeth II Primate Rowan Williams (Archbishop of Canterbury) …   Wikipedia

  • Church of South India — Logo of the Church of South India Classification Protestant Orientation Anglican Polity Episcopal …   Wikipedia

  • Church of Ireland — Logo of the Church of Ireland Primate Alan Harper, Archbishop of Armagh (Church of Ireland) Headquarters The See House, Cathedral Close, Armagh …   Wikipedia

  • Church of North India — Logo of the Church of North India. Classification Protestant Orientation Anglican High Church as well as Low Church(especially in the North East) …   Wikipedia

  • Church of the Province of South East Asia — Church of the Province of Southeast Asia Provincial Crest of the Province of Anglican Church in South East Asia Primate Most Reverend John Chew Hiang Chea, Bishop of Singapore Headquarters Singapore …   Wikipedia

  • Church of the Lutheran Confession — Not to be confused with Confession in the Lutheran Church. Church of the Lutheran Confession Classification Lutheran Orientation Confessional Lutheran Theology Old Lutheran[1 …   Wikipedia

  • Church in Wales — The Church in Wales Yr Eglwys yng Nghymru Modern logo of the Church in Wales Primate Barry Morgan (Archbishop of Wales) Headquarters 39 Cathedral Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff, CF11 9XF …   Wikipedia

  • Church Mission Society — The Church Mission Society, also known as the Church Missionary Society, is a group of evangelistic societies working with the Anglican Communion and Protestant Christians around the world. Founded in 1799, CMS has attracted upwards of nine… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”