"The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, pastors and teachers to equip the saints with the work of ministry; for building up the body of Christ..." - Ephisians 4:11-12

Vision of MTC


To be a centre for preparing church leaders, lay and ordained, men and women, with a relevant theological education in order to effectively serve God and His people in their particular context.


Mission of MTC

To provide and promote practical education in theological, pastoral, and social disciplines.


We serve by:

·        Providing facilities and resources which promote teaching and learning

·        Providing linguistic and communication skills

·        Teaching computer skills

·        Developing creative abilities of our students

·        Enabling the students to apply what they have learned in their working environments

·        Encouraging a distinctively Christian lifestyle among the staff and students


Our Philosphy

We believe in gender equality and training equality and have a tradition of pastoral care in dealing with students and their families.

College History

In 1961, the late Bishop Alfred Stanway chose a site on the Arusha Road ten kilometers north of Dodoma to establish Msalato Bible School for the training of laity as catechists and evangelists.

In 1990, Msalato Bible School became Msalato Bible College in order to offer a two-year certificate course for those seeking ordination.

Dodoma Language Institute (DLI): The DLI was established in 1996 as a project of the Diocese of Central Tanganyika to teach English skills (speaking, reading, writing, listening) to those preparing to study at the college as well as to laity and to the wider community.

In 1997, the three-year Diploma in Applied Theology course in English was introduced followed by the Diploma in Christian Ministry course in Kiswahili in 2001.

In 2001, the Bishop Madinda Christian Formation Centre was established in the village of Matumbulu to take over the training of the laity.

In 2004, Msalato Bible College became Msalato Theological College in order to offer a three-year Bachelor of Theology degree.

The Diploma in Ministry Course in Kiswahili was discontinued in 2009 because of the new DCT requirement that all pastors graduate from Form IV.

In August of 2009, a one-year Foundation in English course was begun as the first year of the Diploma in Applied Theology.  It was also opened to those who wanted to study English for reasons other than continuing in Applied Theology.

In June 2010, MTC was recognized as a teaching center of St. John's University of Tanzania allowing accreditation of its degrees.

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