Never underestimate the power of a simple greeting card to touch someone’s heart. For 84-year-old Irene Joppich, the unexpected arrival of a handmade card in 1994 did just that as she faced testing times while volunteering in a remote outpost.
Pastor Gordon Wegener has accepted the mantle from Pastor Bob Kempe as coordinator of the Continuing Education for Pastors (CEP) program. Pastor Kempe, who announced his retirement as coordinator earlier this year, had held the role on behalf of the LCA College of Bishops since CEP’s inception in 2012. Pastor Wegener’s appointment was announced by… Read more
Church workers within the LCA have a new support structure in place. The LCA Board for Lay Ministry has been decommissioned as part of the transition to the new Church Worker Support Department (CWS). The aim of the change is to provide comprehensive, consistent and compliant care, support and management for all church workers, including volunteers. While the… Read more
When Bible translator Hanna Schulz goes to live and work in a remote Papua New Guinea village, she goes without mains power and water, a fridge, air-conditioning and a flushing toilet. And yet Hanna says Australia is a much tougher mission field than PNG.
Mr Nick Schwarz has accepted a call and appointment to serve the LCA as Assistant to the Bishop – Public Theology. Most recently Nick has been Assistant Director and occasional Acting Director at the Melanesian Institute for Pastoral and Socio-Cultural Service, an ecumenical research, teaching and publishing institute, based in Goroka, Papua New Guinea. LCA… Read more
Mrs Tania Nelson will be the LCA’s new Executive Officer – Local Mission. LCA Bishop John Henderson announced last month that the General Church Council had called Tania to the new position and that she had accepted the call. Since 2012, Tania has served as the Head of School of Theological Studies and Associate Dean… Read more