The South East of Lake Victoria began a two year training program in August for Pastors and Deaconesses. Bishop Emmanuel Makala, working in conjunction with the Mid-South District, the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, and Concordia Seminary Fort Wayne developed a 2-yr training program.
Dr. Peter Scaer is coordinating this training that will consist of 16 quarterly courses 2-week intensive residential sessions. The Training was conducted in the new Negezi Training Center, initially built for an area Mission Training Center but it has now been converted into the diocese Training center. It is located in a rural area outside the city of Shinyanga
There are currently 24 men in the pastoral training program and 7 women enrolled in the deaconess training program from through-out the diocese area. We believe this is the first deaconess training conducted in Tanzania
Dr Peter Scaer Concordia Fort Wayne And Deaconess Sandra Rhein, Emmanus Lutheran Church South Bend, taught the classes.