There were seven young people enrolled in the year-long confirmation class at St Mark’s Lutheran Church Dalby in Queensland’s Western Downs region when it began in mid-2021. But by the time they completed the course, there were eight people confirmed!
A big part of Grow Ministries’ work is to develop resources that support families and congregations in their ministry to children and young people. As the end of the year approaches and we look forward to a new one, Director Jodi Brook highlights an updated resource.
God always intended that our formation in the Christian faith would be at the heart of family life. To support congregations in their partnership with families, Grow Ministries has created the new resource Woven Together to help parents nurture their children’s faith.
Despite any fears we may have about the future of our church, God is at work in our communities. The green shoots of growth in his kingdom include new congregations being planted around the LCANZ. And now you have the chance to play your part in this exciting mission work.
The LCA’s Grow Ministries has launched a ‘practical, accessible’ and ‘refreshing’ new resource which offers a new way of looking at confirmation. Released last week after five years of research and testing, Grow Disciples – A guide for cultivating lifelong faith is designed to assist congregations, pastors, families and young people in their approach to… Read more
In today’s landscape, the Christian church has an amazing opportunity to make a difference to all generations. When you look around your local congregation you may see all generations present gathered to worship God. It is extraordinary.