The LCA/NZ has released an interim report detailing the vision, recommendations and principles for a new constitutional framework for the church, along with church member feedback on the current constitution.
Ross Smith will be the new Chief Executive Officer of the LLL. He will replace Allen Kupke, who is retiring later this year. Ross will be only the fifth person to head the organisation since its inception in 1921. Ross has been CEO of the Anglican Schools Corporation in NSW since 2016. He is also… Read more
Amid all the suffering from COVID-19, God has given us precious and rare gifts – among them less busyness and the chance to reflect on what it means to be his church in the world. Some LCA/NZ mission leaders believe these gifts present our church with an opportunity too good to miss.
Rev Steven Lawrence was consecrated as the fifth Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia (ELCM), a partner church of the LCA/NZ, on 4 July. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the service of consecration was re-designed, as the church sought to meet the new requirement of local authorities.
On 9 June the LCA was the victim of an online security breach. On 10 June, upon investigating the seriousness of the attack, the LCA IT Department shut down the entire LCA network and deleted all user passwords in order to secure our systems and restore services safely.
In the leadup to Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June), LCA/NZ Bishop John Henderson took the opportunity to reflect on the theme for 2020, ‘In this together’. Bishop Henderson encouraged the church to remember that we are ‘one humanity, joined in Christ Jesus’.