The General Church Board and College of Bishops have approved three Way Forward frameworks for distribution across the LCANZ. The three frameworks are entitled Confessional Communities, Congregations Decide and District Alignment.
More than 90 per cent of Australian congregations have submitted either a Child Safety Plan or an assurance that they have no children in regular attendance, indicating that they are embracing their child safety responsibilities. The next step is to ensure plans are implemented and reviewed.
Nine months after floods devastated the community around the Central West New South Wales town of Forbes in November 2022, including inundating their 90-year-old church building, members of the local Lutheran congregation are finally back ‘home’.