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’.
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.