Peter Schirmer (chair)
Paul Argyle (NZ)
Ralph Brinkmann (Tas)
Nancy Fox (NSW)
Bruce Lockwood (Qld)
Faye Schmidt (Vic)
Rev Mark Vainikka (Qld)
Rev Andrew Vanderwal (SA)
Bishop John Henderson (ex officio)
Les Stahl (team leader)
Rev Terence Corkin
Submissions should be directed to ConstitutionReview@lca.org.au
LCA/NZ Constitution Review (Phase 1)
After 50 years, our church has commenced Phase 1 of a review of its Constitution.
Our Constitution has served us well for many years but it is now in need of a review for a number of reasons, including enabling us to better witness and thrive in the 21st century. We give thanks to those church members who prayerfully drafted the Constitution and to those who have provided ongoing stewardship and maintenance of it.
In Phase 1 we will discern key principles upon which to rewrite the Constitution. In 2021 the General Church Board will decide if, when and how we will move into Phase 2, planning for the actual updating of our Constitution.
Phase 1 will include the engagement of representatives from throughout the church to bring everyone along the process together.
Everyone can be involved in this review by participating in a churchwide survey or by making a submission. There will also be some working groups. You can even contact a member of the Review Group if necessary (names opposite).