Australian and New Zealand Lutherans are part of the largest Protestant church in the world
There are over 70 million of us
from every continent and hundreds of cultural groups
Lutherans believe that God loves everyone
and that his love comes to life in us, through Jesus
Through Jesus, love comes to life
long before we know it or feel it
Through Jesus, love comes to life
as we grow together in God's grace
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you’re welcome here with us
... following Jesus,
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‘We need a way forward’: Delegates reflect on Synod decision
We asked eight Synod participants for their reflections on the ‘one church with two ordination practices’ resolution.
Since the February Convention of General Synod, the General Church Board (GCB) and College of Bishops (CoB) have met together twice to commence work on Synod’s resolution to explore the possibility of ‘one church with two ordination practices’.
ALC welcomes new teachers
Australian Lutheran College (ALC) has engaged three experienced practitioners to teach in its higher education program.
Story of the Week
And then there were eight!
There were seven young people enrolled in the year-long confirmation class at St Mark’s Lutheran Church Dalby in Queensland’s Western Downs region when it began in mid-2021. But by the time they completed the course, there were eight people confirmed!Read more ...
An adventure in grace
When COVID-19 arrived, Gill Stevenson thought of those who, like her, struggle with depression and anxiety. So, with God’s prompting and pastoral support, she initiated an online support group that has since shared an amazing journey of blessings.Read more ...
Cultural jubilee brings joy
We may think of cross-cultural ministry as a relatively recent focus of the LCANZ. But that’s far from the case, as a joyful anniversary celebration held last month shows. It marked 150 years since Queensland’s first Scandinavian-language worship service.Read more ...
‘Why I am giving up my bed’
It’s a long way from a Queensland classroom to war-torn Ukraine. And there’s a lot of difference between a cosy bed and sleeping on the floor. Yet 9-year-old Chloe, inspired by a project about God’s love and sacrifice, is doing exactly that.Read more ...
The greatest love story ever told
The Bible is God’s love story to us. But how can we share his love story with people who haven’t heard it? For Les John, it’s as simple as listening to God. He’s always felt guided by God’s hand to help others.Read more ...
Missionary’s service honoured
Finke River Mission is arranging commemorative activities in Central Australia this month to mark the centenary of the death of Lutheran missionary Carl Strehlow. Pastor Strehlow is most remembered for his service among the Western Arrarnta people at Hermannsburg (Ntaria),Read more ...