To assist LCA members as they pray and prepare to vote in the Australian referendum on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament in October, the College of Bishops has overseen the production of a guide on this matter for the communities of the church.
Dr Tania Nelson will be the next manager of Lutheran Media. The LCANZ’s Executive Officer – Local Mission since 2016, Tania will succeed Pastor Richard Fox at the helm of the multi-media ministry outreach arm of the church.
General Church Board has approved a statement on Caring for Creation. All entities of the church are asked to promote the paper within their communities and implement its guiding principles in their local settings.
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.
We know that our call as Christians is to ‘go and make disciples’, but often we see being involved in mission or outreach as too daunting. However, as Pastor Rob Edwards from Gatton in Queensland says, mission doesn’t need to be complicated. It can be as easy as inviting a friend to church.
With a total weight of almost a tonne and measuring more than 30 linear metres, a precious collection of documents, books, magazines, audio-visual items and photographs that tell the story of the Lutheran Church of New Zealand across 180 years were officially ‘welcomed’ to Lutheran Archives.