Despite living in a village where more than 95 per cent of people are baptised and actively involved in the church, members of the Lutheran congregation at Banden in Thailand’s Nan province remain passionate about local mission – and the fruits of their tireless commitment are a joy to witness.
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.
After a two-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Conference on Lutheran Education (ACLE) was held in Melbourne earlier this month, drawing 450 in-person attendees and a further 120 people online.