Thursday, October 24, 2013

TZ: Pastoral and Deaconess Program in Tanzania is well received....

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.