Northern Great Lakes Synod & Eastern and Coastal Diocese of Tanzania

Partners in the Gospel since 1991

 Our Mission:  “To participate in each other’s life and mission through communication, learning and prayer.”  (Romans 1:12:  “That you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.”)

Northern Great Lakes Synod

Northern Great Lakes Synod

Bishop Thomas Skrenes and Bishop Alex Malasusa

Bishop Thomas Skrenes and Bishop Alex Malasusa

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania Eastern and Coastal Diocese

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania Eastern and Coastal Diocese

Our partnership with the Eastern & Coastal Diocese of Tanzania (ECD) began in 1991.  It was an unlikely match with a rural 94 congregation Synod in the Midwest and a large urban Diocese serving 52 parishes with many subparishes in the largest city in Tanzania.  It has proven to be a true blessing to all who have participated in the activities of the partnership.

Statistics:

NGLS
80 congregations, 119 pastors, 27,022 members
ECD
82 parishes, 153 sub parishes, 108 pastors, 176 evangelists, 83 parish workers, 295,409 members

Resources

DOWNLOADS

25th Anniversary Jubilee Booklet
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Companion Congregations Guidelines
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Northern Great Lakes Synod
1029 North 3rd Street
Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: 906-228-2300
Fax: 906-228-2527