Rev Dr Michael Lockwood has answered the call to serve as a missionary with the Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP), a partner church of the LCANZ. His move is in response to a request last year from LCP President Rev Antonio Reyes for assistance with the training of pastors and deaconesses.
In partnership with the LCA SA–NT District’s mission department, Australian Lutheran College (ALC) is conducting a research/training project in worship design and leadership, supported by an LLL mission grant.
When COVID-19 restrictions closed offices around Australia and New Zealand, Amy Dahlenburg began working from home, along with her family. But while the pandemic has caused stress, anxiety and grief, she says the upheaval has also brought important lessons – and blessings – home for her.
LCA/NZ Cross-Cultural Ministry Facilitator Craig Heidenreich says Jesus is establishing God’s kingdom among the nations and calls us to participate with him. ‘When we fish for souls, it’s a corporate endeavour’, he says. ‘Our net is made up of all of us, with our different gifts and callings.’
The Professional Pastoral Supervision Program offers an opportunity for church workers to speak confidentially and regularly with a trusted and skilled practitioner about what is happening in their ministry.
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