The LCA Yearbook will no longer be published.
The decision has been reached for a number of reasons, including:
- the potential for the personal information of pastors, other church workers and volunteers to be inappropriately used
- related to the above, our inability to ensure compliance with statutory privacy legislation and policies
- its questionable usefulness, as the Yearbook data invariably becomes out-of-date even before it is published
- the high staff resource cost required to produce it.
While it is recognised that some people will miss having a physical LCA database, it should be noted that everyone with access to the LAMP2 online database will find essential information about congregations and church workers on that.
In addition, contact details for congregations and their worship service times and locations will be readily available via the LCA website from early 2023.