The Institute of Bible and Ministry

Enabling, mobilising and inspiring through life-long learning     


Bishop Charles Salalah 



Chair ; Rev Falanta


Vice Chair : Prof Mgasa

Coordinator: Rev Tony & Cath Swanson


 Mrs Ruth Shija

Treasurer: Mrs Nhigula 

Mrs Mwakatobe

Rev Batano Ass. Coordinator 


Welcome to the Institute of Bible and Ministry

Africa Inland Church Tanzania : Coastal Diocese
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Ifakara delegates


The Institute of Bible & Ministry is a continuing theological programme that was conceived back in the mid-1990’s by a number of AIM missionaries who were concerned for the continuing theological development of the pastors of the Africa Inland Church Tanzania (AICT) after they had left Bible College.

The AICT celebrated its centenary in 2009. It was originally founded in the northern regions of Tanzania around Lake Victoria by missionaries of Africa Inland Mission.  In the last few decades there has been concerted migration by the Church into southern non-traditional AICT areas. The Institute of Bible and Ministry seeks to serve these newly formed churches of the AICT Coastal diocese over an area that is twice the size of the UK.

      Women studying         Evangelist         Seminar group


Sanga Sanga Retreat Centre

The Institute of Bible & Ministry in Tanzania was originally a programme of seminars held in rented rooms, but it now has its home at the ever-growing site at Sanga Sanga.

The development of a Retreat Centre at Sanga Sanga is designed to provide a strategic platform to encourage and support Tanzanian pastors and evangelists. The vision is that the facilities will provide a place where they can engage with indigenous theological, cultural and development issues that confront them. 

To find out more about the site work at Sanga Sanga click here.


Bookings at the Retreat Centre

Sanga Sanga Retreat Centre is an ideal place to hold meetings, retreats, camps etc.  We can accomodate 13 people in the Retreat House and another 24 in the campsite bandas.   Our campsite is an ideal place to stay overnight for travellers and tourists and for those planning to safari at the nearby Mikumi National Park.

For more information and to book your overnight at Sanga Sanga please click here

             Retreat Centre               Banda


Please leave your comments and feedback in our Guest Book by clicking here


'It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.'  

 Ephesians 4:11-13

        Mt Kilimanjaro


      Lake Victoria



Tanzania village


Woman - Mwanamke


Swahili proverbs:

Liandikwalo halifutiki - 

What is written by God cannot be rubbed away. 


 Mtoto umleavyo ndivyo akuavyo - 

As you bring up a child so he will grow.


The Institute of Bible and Ministry: Enabling, mobilising and inspiring through life-long learning.

Address: AICT Coastal Diocese, PO Box 6753, Madaraka, Morogoro, Tanzania

Email: instituteofbibleandministry@gmail.com

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