‘We need a way forward’: Delegates reflect on Synod decision
Delegates at General Synod voted by a strong majority to seek a way forward in the decades-long ordination debate. They asked the General Church Board and College of Bishops to explore how the LCANZ might operate as ‘one church with two ordination practices’.
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.
Lutheran Archives talks go live online
Lutheran Archives has opened up its stories to the whole Lutheran Church membership and beyond, with monthly talks streaming live on the Friends of Lutheran Archives (FoLA) YouTube channel.
LAMP has been decommissioned
LAMP has been decommissioned. It has been replaced by LAMP2.
Lutherans honoured in Australia Day list
LCA members Graham Lieschke and Fred Stolz have been recognised in the Australia Day 2023 Honours List.
Have your say to keep Lutheran schools Lutheran
The Commonwealth Government has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission to prepare a report on how to uphold human rights in faith-based education. The report proposes legislative changes that would be unlikely to support the current freedom for schools to build communities of faith.
A message to members of the LCANZ from the College of Bishops
The 20th Convention of General Synod for the LCANZ, held in Melbourne, has come and gone. Delegates came before God each day in worship with listening ears, and with the desire to live to God’s glory in the decisions we made.
New Zealand cyclone: a message from LCNZ Bishop Mark Whitfield
Two weeks after a massive rain and flooding event caused devastation in northern Aotearoa–New Zealand, Cyclone Gabrielle has this week hit the same areas of our North Island, leaving a trail of destruction.
Nominations call for Lutheran nurses award
Nominations are open for the Lutheran Nurse of the Year award for 2023. The award recognises faithful and outstanding service during the preceding calendar year by a registered or enrolled nurse who is an active member of a Lutheran congregation in Australia or New Zealand.