The Presiding Bishop or “Mkuu” is elected for a four-year term from
amongst the Bishops of the dioceses.
The General Assembly of the Church meets every four years. An Executive
Council consisting of
three times each year, while an Executive Committee meets more frequently.
The three-pronged role of the ELCT Head
Office is capacity building, advocacy and facilitation for the
entire Church. There are at least 40 employees including supporting
Under the new organisational structure that became effective in July
1998 there are four departments answerable to the Secretary General.
The Secretary General’s Office has the Advocacy, Democracy and Communication
Desks. Auditor General is advisor to the Executive Council. The four
Departments are as follows:
of the Audit Division Staff
ELCT has several institutions serving the entire church and its units.
The Lutheran Junior Seminary in Morogoro a secondary school
up to form six; a Leadership Training department; language and
Orientation course; a Production Farm and Kindergarten/Nursery
Voice of Gospel, shortwave and FM, in Moshi.
Schools for deaf children in Mwanga and Njombe.
Teachers Training College in Mbeya.
The New Safari Hotel based in Arusha is one of the major
investments-cum-income generating schemes commonly owned by the
University, the national univeristy of the ELCT..