This year’s Local Mission appeal focuses on developing our young adults in faith and leadership. Your donation will help us find and support the young adults in our midst, like Elsa and Joel, whom God is calling into service in the church.
Each year, the Local Mission department of the LCANZ facilitates a Season of Prayer, inviting and calling on congregations of the LCANZ to pray. This year, the Season of Prayer is scheduled for 10 to 24 September 2023, and the theme is ‘Lord, renew your church’.
Offered by Local Mission, a Gospel Fluency Workshop is designed to help prepare and equip you and give you a vocabulary, context, and some actual practice in sharing the good news in words and actions with those around you.
Many of us are familiar with the African proverb, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’. As congregations, we can potentially provide a great village to support parents in raising their children in life and in faith.
When Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) Board members and staff met in Albury, New South Wales, recently to mark 75 years since the Lutheran Church’s ministry to refugees in Australia began, there was no grand party to celebrate the milestone. Instead, they shared bowls of porridge.