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
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