Bega Kwa Bega means Shoulder to Shoulder in Swahili. The Iringa Diocese of the Lutheran Church in Tanzania and the St Paul Area Synod of the Lutheran Church in America stand Bega Kwa Bega in partnership in faith.
Mission: Why we are here.
Bega Kwa Bega is a joint ministry representing communities of faith whose core purpose is to proclaim the Gospel of
Jesus Christ, extend Christian hospitality, and promote healthy interpersonal relationships through prayer, worship, and
Vision: Where we are headed.
Led by the Spirit for the sake of relationship, we pledge to promote growth in faith and life and preserve the unity and
diversity of God’s mission among us.
Values: Reflections of who we are at our best, the core beliefs that guide our actions.
• Integrity: openness and honesty are the hallmarks of our words and actions
• Respect: aware of our cultural differences and bearing in mind that people from both sides become guests of each
other at given and varied times, we embrace and value diversity
• Interdependence: we seek to strengthen local ministries and leadership on both sides by helping the local
communities to achieve their goals
• Sustainability: we encourage a spirit of Biblical stewardship, the spirit of self reliance and the ownership of any
rendered service by the local communities