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LCA International Mission
The Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) has two arms reaching out across the borders of our countries to share Jesus’ love: LCA International Mission and Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS).
LCA International Mission has the responsibility for mission and evangelism so that, through the work of the Holy Spirit and in partnership with others, we can bring the life-changing news of the gospel to people overseas and cross-culturally in Australia.
The Committee for International Mission, formerly the Board for Mission, serves as an advisory group in matters relating to international mission partnerships. The department of LCA International Mission operates under the Office of the Bishop.
LCA International Mission is a ministry and mission of the Lutheran Church of Australia which you support through your prayers and regular giving (offerings) in worship, as well as through congregational and school service-learning partnerships, and serving as volunteers in mission overseas.
Through LCA International Mission you are enabling Jesus’ love to come to life in the lives of many people across the borders of our country and particularly in our neighbour countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
How we serve
LCA International Mission works through church-to-church relationships in order to provide sustainable and accountable partnerships in the gospel which respect the dignity of people and our partner churches.
Through LCA International Mission and working through these established partnerships with overseas churches, you enable people to hear the lifesaving good news of Jesus Christ. Through the proclamation of the word and the power of the Holy Spirit, people’s lives are changed from fear to peace, from darkness to light. Your partnership in the gospel has eternal consequences as people come to know Jesus and are baptised into the family of God.
Through LCA International Mission you support the deepening in people’s understanding of Lutheran theology through the provision of scholarships and lecturers, and the publication of Lutheran literature, enabling many more people to know the freedom of the gospel.
LCA International Mission seeks to support you to ‘Grow as God’s people’ and ‘Go as God’s people’ as you join in God’s mission in the world (as outlined in our LCA Strategic Direction 2013–2018). Through the established relationships with overseas churches, LCA International Mission staff and volunteers are able to provide you with a wide variety of opportunities and the support you need to engage in congregational and school service-learning partnerships.
Through our Volunteers in Mission program, you have the opportunity to use your gifts to serve in a wide range of contexts within the ministries and mission of our overseas partner churches, building on the knowledge and support we have to offer you.
We would love you to invite us to come and hear the stories of God at work in and through you and your partnership in the LCA’s international mission as you pray, give, connect and go.