Our Church in Mission – adopted by General Convention of Synod, 2003
'A statement on mission' – from DSTO Volume 2
Renewal needs courage and imagination – full text of article from The Lutheran, April 2018
This policy and procedure is for the use of funds raised and donated to the Local Mission departments.
Local Mission Annual Appeal
Your donation enables New and Renewing Churches to provide mentoring, training and financial assistance to sending churches and church plants. Your donation enables Cross-Cultural Ministry to assist you in ensuring every congregation of the Lutheran Church of Australia and New Zealand is inclusive and welcoming. Your donation enables Grow Ministries to assist congregations in their intergenerational ministry and Ministry with the Ageing to assist you with care for the older members of our communities. And your donation ensures that the message of God’s love can be heard via Lutheran Media.
Will you join us?
You can find below all you need to learn more about this appeal and to help promote the Local Mission Appeal in your congregation:
Local Mission in the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) is about ‘growing as God’s people’ and ‘going as God’s people’ – the first two strategic priorities in the LCA Our Direction 2018–2024 document. Since the 2015 General Convention, the LCA agencies most directly focusing on mission and ministry have been coming together under the banner of Local Mission.
How we serve
Local Mission provides leadership and support to nurture a growing missional culture in the Lutheran Church of Australia and New Zealand. We promote, resource and coordinate participation in God’s mission in bringing the good news of Jesus Christ to all people. We assist individuals, families and communities to lead people to Christ and to grow people in Christ.
From 2017 we are organised as mission 'departments', each of which is supported by a mission-focused committee: