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Click here to download the Reach Tanzania Application.

CERTIFICATE and DIPLOMA in PASTORAL MINISTRY

Reach Tanzania  gives you the opportunity to receive in-depth training that will help you to love God more deeply, understand Him more completely, and communicate Him more effectively.

What does the Program Look Like?

CertificateThe Certificate in Pastoral Ministry is a one-year program. Ten courses are taught during five 2-week terms throughout the year. Each course takes 5 days (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 2:45 PM) to complete, followed by field work which must be completed before the following term begins.

Reach Tanzania also offers a second year of courses. Complete both years to receive a Diploma in Pastoral Ministry. The Certificate Program is the first year of the Diploma Program. You can choose whether or not to continue on to the second year after you have finished the first year.

Course Listing

Courses include:

  • Bible Study Methods—How to correctly interpret and apply the Bible
  • Chronological Narration (Simulizi)—Communicating the entire story of the Bible
  • Preaching; Advanced Preaching—Effectively communicating God’s Word
  • Pastoral Leadership – Leading like Jesus
  • Life of Christ—Examining the person, life, and teachings of Jesus
  • New Testament Survey; Old Testament Survey—Tracing the character and actions of God throughout the Bible
  • Theology; Issues in Theology—Examining key theological questions and issues for the African Church
  • Marriage and Family—A Biblical look at God’s design and purposes related to marriage, family, dating, sexuality, parenting, and other related issues.
  • Worldview–Learning how to evaluate our beliefs and ministry according to a biblical perspective.
  • Ministry to Youth and Children—Effectively reaching and discipling young people in your community.
  • Romans—An in-depth look at one of Paul’s most important letters.
  • The Church —Learning effective structures and leadership to bring health to individuals, the church, and the community.
  • Pastoral Counseling—A Biblical look at how to help individuals and couples to live healthy lives for God’s glory.

Teaching Team

RT TeamRev. Mark and Alyssa Dunker have lived in Tanzania more than 5 years. Both have their Masters of Divinity Degrees from Multnomah Biblical Seminary (USA).

Gil and Amy Medina have lived in Tanzania for more than 10 years. Gil received his MA Theology from Talbot Seminary (USA).

These teachers, along with others from around the world, provide excellent, relevant training.

Admissions / Cost / Location

This training is specifically designed for men and women currently active in leadership in a  local church or ministry.

The program is currently offered only in English. Therefore, an ability to speak, read, and write English is required. (Plans to launch the Certificate program in Swahili will come in future years.)

If you are unable to download the application from this page, please email training@reachtanzania.org or send a letter to Reach Tanzania, Training Director, PO Box 60745, Dar es Salaam to request an application.

Life at the RT CenterClasses are held at the Reach Tanzania Training Centre between Kunduchi Beach and Bahari Beach.

In 2017, the cost for each course will be 25,000 Tsh for the week. For students wishing to stay in the Training Centre dormitory, there is an additional cost of 15,000 Tsh per week.

We are now accepting applications.

Any further questions, please contact us at training@reachtanzania.org.

Use the link at the top of the page to download the application. (This application should be used for applying for both the Certificate and the Diploma Programs.)

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