Our vision is to nurture an inclusive missional culture, where new and existing cross-cultural communities are developed, strengthened and integrated into the life of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA). We support LCA districts in ministering to and with new arrivals in Australia and New Zealand and encourage the celebration of cultural expressions of the one faith and the development of culturally intelligent mission-oriented leadership.
Cross-Cultural Ministry is one of five departments in the Local Mission office. Partnering with us in mission are:
Cross-Cultural Ministry Grants
Cross-Cultural Ministry grants are for congregations who require financial support for the growth and development of cross-cultural mission and ministry. The Cross-Cultural Ministry Grant Booklet is essential reading prior to submitting an application and provides details of grant assessment criteria as well as reporting requirements. Grant applications close on 30 September each year. Upon receipt of funding, a mid-year status update report is due by 30 June and an annual grant acquittal report is due by 31 January each year.
The Committee for Cross-Cultural Ministry, on behalf of the LCA, responded to the Senate Inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment Bill. See the LCA submission here.
LCA Immersion Tour
Cross-Cultural Ministry is hosting a LCA study and immersion tour to Adelaide for all members and friends of Asian Lutheran communities in the Lutheran Church of Australia and New Zealand. Tour dates are 17–21 July 2018. Register for the tour now!