‘As the Father sent me so I am sending you…’ – The heartbeat of mission By Pastor Nathan Hedt New and Renewing Churches Chapter 20 of John ends with a powerful description of the purpose of the Gospel: ‘…these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and… Read more
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.
Visitors and locals in Hervey Bay in southern Queensland are being greeted by a gospel message of reassurance written by the road into town. Members of St James Lutheran Church have posted the sign which reads: ‘Stay calm. I will get you through this, love God’ on a 6 metre x 3 metre billboard.
During the last week of August and the first weekends of September, more than 180 pastors, church leaders, active and potential church planters, and others gathered for the New Horizons and SENT conferences.
The 2020 meeting of an international mission consortium will be held in Adelaide. Rev Dr Steen Olsen, former mission director of the SA–NT District, who attended the 2019 event in Wellington, South Africa, said that this represents an exciting opportunity for the LCA/NZ.