There may not have been a Lutheran congregation at Bower in South Australia since March 2013, but the church is still ‘open’ for outreach. On Sunday 12 March there will… Read more
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This is the story of a church for the nation. St Peter’s Canberra: built from contributions of church groups, congregations and people from all over the country and still filled… Read more
My home church, Rockingham Mandurah Lutheran in Perth, weathered a two-year pastoral vacancy in 2014–2015. If you’ve been part of a long vacancy, you won’t be surprised to hear it was a time of exhaustion, frustration and currents of disunity.
In 1966 the leader of the Queensland District of the LCA was a Schmidt; now it is a Smith. Then it was Pastor Schmidt; now it is Bishop Smith. In… Read more
Bishop Jack Urame and other leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELCPNG) visited Australia last month in recognition of their church’s partnership with the LCA. ELCPNG… Read more
Have you ever considered whether God might be calling you to be a church planter or to join a church planting team?
Our LCANZ bishops are calling the people of the church to set aside Sunday 8 October for a churchwide day of prayer focusing on the unity of the church. This is a significant day as it is just a year from the 2024 Convention of General Synod.
Arsonists attacked St Peter’s Lutheran Church, Orange, in central western New South Wales, twice within three days. In the first incident, overnight on 21 November, vandals threw what was believed… Read more
What is ‘church’? We know that it’s more than a nice building with a cross on top and that it’s bigger than a national institution with pastors, bishops and a seminary.
When 24 young Lutherans gathered in Adelaide for the LCANZ’s Young Adult Forum earlier this month, their sense of hope for their church’s future inspired presenters and participants alike.