The LCANZ’s Church Worker Support Department (CWS) has launched a new user-friendly learning hub that can be accessed through Australian Lutheran College’s (ALC) iLearn online learning environment.
The comprehensive training hub has been developed by CWS in partnership with ALC.
The LCA Learning Hub is designed to provide church members with information, training, links and resources on a broad range of subjects that are essential and relevant for congregations, parishes and their leaders. It replaces the Congregational Leadership Training package but is more comprehensive and wide-ranging in the topics and subject matter it covers.
In developing the learning hub, we tried to address all of the questions congregations and parishes are asking, as well as any information they may be seeking. There is a base level of information included on each topic, but what makes this hub so useful are the extensive resources provided to assist leaders and the links that are included for those wanting further information.
We have tried to make the LCA Learning Hub as user-friendly as possible by including a short introductory video on how to navigate it as well as a handy master index. CWS Department Manager Dr Chris Materne said that while our team couldn’t get out to visit congregations in 2020, we worked hard to compile the resources and information now accessible via this new hub. ‘Our prayer is that it will support all those in leadership across the church as they navigate an increasingly complex compliance and training landscape’, she said.
Two new training courses also have been included through the learning hub – the ‘Workplace Health and Safety Training’ and ‘Managing Mental Health’ courses.
People who have had previous access to the Congregational Leadership Training will have automatic access to the new LCA Learning Hub.
Those with an LCA email and LCA portal access can simply go to the ALC iLearn page and log in using their LCA email and password. Others will need to contact CWS (firstname.lastname@example.org or 08 8267 7300) for an enrolment key which will enable them to enrol and log in using an email and password that they will then set up.
Verena Johnson is a Church Worker Support officer.