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The Spiritual Need in Tanzania

Tanzania is located in East Africa on the Indian Ocean and south of Kenya. It is home to iconic sites such as Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, and Serengeti National Park, famous for its vast game reserves. Tanzania has a population of more than 53 million people, which represent more than 120 different ethnic, linguistic or religious people groups. Followers of Islam make up 30% of the population, and 51% identify as Christian. While Christianity is widespread, so is syncretism with animistic ethnic religions. Some say that Christianity in Tanzania is a mile wide but only an inch deep. There is great need for discipleship and strengthening of churches.

Tanzania’s location on Africa’s eastern coast places it in the path of the spread of Islam, which has left many northern and eastern countries closed to missions work, yet Tanzania remains open to sharing the gospel with Muslims and others. Sharing sound, biblical teaching and planting new churches are critical efforts in strengthening the foundation of faith in Tanzania.

Church Planting In Tanzania

Since 2012, our team in Tanzania has been sharing the gospel through evangelism, discipleship, youth camps and college ministry, teaching English, and preaching in Tanzanian churches. The nature of public education in Tanzania also means there are particular doors open in this African nation for educators to make an impact. And Sifa Threads is a unique ministry that teaches marginalized women sewing and entrepreneurial skills and offers biblical discipleship.

Through our church planting in Tanzania, we aim to serve communities and equip the church in hopes of expanding the gospel’s reach and raising up local church planters. We have been blessed to see Tanzanians catching a vision for their part in the Great Commission.

Will you join us as we build community, make disciples and plant churches in Tanzania?


We'd love to talk with you about how God is leading you.



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