Like many parts of the LCANZ, ALC has been struggling financially for some time. Low student numbers, increased expenses and a decrease in external funding all mean that the college, like many congregations and parishes, is needing to reorganise itself.
Deep conversations about how Lutheran theology informs Lutheran education practices were a feature of recent Australian Lutheran College-led workshops for aspiring leaders in Lutheran schools and early childhood services.
After months of collaboration, Australian Lutheran College and Cross-Cultural Ministry are delighted to launch a new online training course to serve those in the LCANZ who want to engage with ethnic newcomers.
There are two guiding principles behind Australian Lutheran College’s new strategic plan: its identity deeply embedded in the history and life of the LCANZ, and the need to embrace and respond to the diverse needs of a 21st-century learning church.
Australian Lutheran College (ALC) Principal James Winderlich was among 98 graduates awarded for academic achievements by the University of Divinity last week. The online graduation, along with the ALC Valedictory Service held in November, rounded out the year for the college.