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.
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.
Dean Eaton believes a new local mission movement is on the rise in the Lutheran Church of Australia. The LCA’s Church Planting Mentor and Mission Facilitator shared this view after the roundly lauded inaugural New Horizons local mission retreat held in Queensland in April. Approximately 70 LCA pastors, church planters, evangelists and lay people spent… Read more
Around 60 people have attended recent Missional Masterclass training sessions at The Ark Salisbury Lutheran Church in South Australia and at Our Saviour Lutheran Church Rochedale in Queensland. Two new LCA evangelism resources were launched and explored during the sessions. New Life New Love by Rev Dr Noel Due is a biblically based discussion resource,… Read more
In response to a call from its General Synod, the LCA is revising and expanding resources for those in the church who deliver care through aged and community services. The 2015 resolution called on the church through Lutheran Community Care SA/NT (LCC) to revisit the study document One Loving God – two hands saving and… Read more