Shed Night is an interdenominational movement, founded by Queensland Lutheran Ian (Watto) Watson. Meeting in the non-threatening environment of sheds, the group ministers to men of all backgrounds through social events and the sharing of testimonies. Shed Night has a strong following within the LCA.
While many congregations conduct locally based ministries especially for men, the official men's auxiliary of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) is Lutheran Men of Australia (LMA).
LMA supports the mission of the LCA by encouraging men in the church to become involved with the activities of their congregations, including Bible studies, friendship groups and men's breakfasts.
Some groups hold an annual dinner to which they invite other congregations. These dinners often feature good guest speakers. The Executive of Lutheran Men of Australia is usually represented at these functions and it is a pleasure to see many people come together in fellowship.
Men for the Ministry
Over the years LMA has assisted graduating pastors through our Men for the Ministry Trust Fund, and our project for this triennium is to raise $15,000 towards book vouchers for them. In addition, LMA supports the ministry of Lutheran Media, for whom we aim to raise $8000 in this triennium.
When sending cheques, please clearly indicate what your donation is for. Please send cheques to the LMA Treasurer, Mr D M Pfeiffer, PO Box 20, Woodside SA 5244.
We produce a quarterly newsletter, which goes to pastors, congregations and LMA members on our mailing list. The newsletter contains inspirational articles and news. It is available by email. Contact the publications editor if you wish to join this list.