I am a missionary. I heard God’s call and said, ‘Here I am, send me!’. And God said, ‘Okay then, I will send you to Pakenham’. Pakenham? A suburban satellite of Melbourne in the sprawling south-east of the city? That’s not a very exotic location for a missionary to be sent to, is it? We… Read more
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The ‘old kid on the block’ first began as Assistant to the Director for the Board for Lay Ministry in 2008 before becoming Church Worker Support in 2016. Her role entails everything ‘Admin Support’ this means doing those tasks that keep the team organised and maintains all the information and data coming into the department… Read more
Zion Lutheran Church Gnadenberg, in South Australia, is a little church with a big heart and a passion for seeing the gospel preached throughout the LCA.
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 be a community worship service at the former St Peters church, 140 kilometres north of Adelaide. There have also been funerals held at the church… Read more
LCA Church Planting Mentor and Mission Facilitator Dean Eaton has been mentoring our congregation at Woden Valley in the ACT for the past 18 months. During this time we have had five adult baptisms and learnt a number of new attitudes towards mission. The first lesson is that God is already at work in the… Read more
Most publicity surrounding the ongoing Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has focused on the larger churches in Australia, but the LCA ‘is not immune’ from this scourge. That’s the view of LCA Professional Standards Director Liz Crawford, who attended the Safe Church Network of the National Council of Churches biennial conference… Read more
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 to be a molotov cocktail through a window and painted the words ‘ISIS’ and ‘Allah Akbar’ on an outside wall of the church. Police told… Read more
Verena was a trained teacher but followed God’s call into Lay Ministry. She has served as a volunteer and paid Lay Worker in a variety of ministry areas including children’s, youth, spiritual life, small groups, women’s, drama, prayer, and teaching and training others. She began working for the LCA as a Lay Worker Formation Officer… Read more
Rev Dr David Stolz, who was Vice-President of the LCA from 2001 to 2006 – including two years beyond his official ‘retirement’ – and the church’s Victorian District President from 1988 to 2004, died on 24 August, aged 79.