The 60th ELCT Anniversary

Who we are


The Church focuses on propagating the “holistic” Gospel serving man through spiritual, social, economic and environmental programmes /interventions in order to have a God loving community hence fulfilling God’s mission in Tanzania. In serving human beings in a holistic way, The Church carries out mission work within and outside the country using all types of means and media


A Christ centered communion of people focused on eternal life.


To enable people to know Jesus Christ and have life in its fullness based on biblical teachings and Lutheran identity guided by the constitution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania

Core Value

Love                    Matt 22:37-39

Prayerfulness     Mk 11:24

Accountability    1 Cor 4:1-2

Unity                    John 17:21

Dignity                 Amos 5:24

What we do


In the case of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, coordination shall mean the synchronization and integration of the work of the Common Work and those of the Dioceses, Institutions and departments for the achievement of the goals set in the strategic plan of the ELCT. Here coordination covers all the priority areas of the ELCT as shown in the Strategic plan. In this sense all Dioceses shall be coordinated by the……


In the case of the ELCT, capacity building will involve raising capacity of Dioceses. It will start with identifying Capacity gaps in Dioceses and Common Work institutions; developing resources of capacity building of the same; implementing the capacity building initiatives of the same and ensuring performance is measured in order to justify success of the mandates for issues ranging from mission and evangelism, Diaconia, Social services, gender,…..


Being a Church, the ELCT is like the conscience of the nation that could advice the government on good conduct and praxis. The ELCT follows Christ to stand for the vulnerable as written in Luke 4: 18, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free………..

church identity and unity

The CW Secretariat should be the custodian of Church identity, Monitor, report and advice for re-alignment on deviations taking place. It should be a whistle blower for those deviating from the Church tradition, advise on how to accommodate new change without eroding the identity itself. Keep the history and tradition of the Church, among other things, by establishing a good Church Archive.  The institutions of the Church should display the values……

We service on

Maandiko House

Maandiko house HQ store

Is located at the ECLT Head Office premise.

Maandiko House Dar es Salaam store

 The shop is  located at  of Dar es Salaam opposite ELCT Eastern and Coastal Diocese headquarters..

ELCT Maandiko House. It is located at Ngarenaro in Arusha City Council. It acts as the main Literature House for the ELCT. Items sold in this house are mainly books like Bibles, Songbooks, Lectionaries, theology literature, books for primary and secondary schools, and office stationaries. On top of these, the house also contains a range of liturgical items like clerical shirts, collars, gowns, wafers, and wine for Holy Communion, candles.


P.O.Box 3033,



( Project Coordinator)


TANCOT HOUSE, Sokoine dive

P.O.Box 2063

Dar es Salaam




ELCT Lutheran Centre Guest house is located at ELCT Headquarters premise at Arusha.

welcome, we will serve you with elegant and spacious rooms for reasonable price.

For booking

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New Safari Hotel

New Safari Hotel (1967) Ltd, formerly known as Safari Hotel, was built in 1935 for Gladys and Margot Rydon, two English sister owning coffee estates in Tanganyika. After the unification of  Tanganyika and Zanzibar  into modern – day Tanzania in 1964 and Arusha Declaration in

With 46 elegent and spacous rooms, Conference halls with the capacity of 10 to 300 people and Restaurants that excel at traditional, ………


09 May, 2024

The LUCCEA’s President Bishop Dr. Fredrick Shoo pose in a group photo (centre) after the official opening of the LUCCEA 7th General Assembly in Arusha-Tanzania. The GA will be held for three (3) days with the theme from “come, let us rise and build” (Nehemiah 2:18)

08 may, 2024

ELCT Presiding Bishop Dr. Alex Malasusa pose in a group photo after inauguration of the Theology wellbeing Project at Tumaini University Makumira the project that aims in helping people to understand the true theology against misleading theologies

16 APRIL, 2024

The Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania (ELCT) Bishop Dr. Alex Malasusa has said that the arrival of the President of Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Tanzania, Bishop Henrik Stubkjær, will continue to strengthen the existing relationship with the Lutheran Churches in the world in proclaiming the word of God.

Bishop Dr. Malasusa has also taken the opportunity to express his condolences to the Tanzanians who were affected by the floods in various parts in the country and say that the Church (ELCT) has already started to give its contribution and will continue to give more help to the victims while thanking Bishop Henrik Stubkjær who has given 6000Euro to support the efforts of the Church and Government in response to these disasters.

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News from Dioceses

Some of the events going on at the youth camp this at Iringa University, Iringa Region.




Head of KKKT Bishop Dr. Fredrick Shoo speaking during the 26th General Meeting of the KKKT-North Central Diocese currently underway in Arusha

North Central Diocese ARUSHA

Head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania (KKKT) Bishop Dr. Fredrick Shoo was today presented with a new Toyota Land Cruiser GR Sport as a gift from some believers in fulfillment of a promise made by one of the KKKT Believers Noah Kadiva where he gave the idea at the Kondeni Church, Matala Kilimanjaro in the thanksgiving service of Pastor Eliona Kimaro April 23, 2023.



Moshi Kilimanjaro

Reception of Bishop Dr. Alex Malasusa (Elected Head of the Church) in Mbulu Diocese representing the Head of KKKT- Mbulu Diocese for the donation of the business building of the Diocese

Mbulu Diocese MBULU