Easter is an all-day celebration in the Batak churches of Indonesia. Beginning at around 5.00am, the program of worship, seminars, food and activities, however, does more than celebrate an important faith festival.
Before Australian Chey Mattner became LWF’s World Service Head of Operations, he was an Australian Lutheran World Service Executive Director. Hear from Chey about serving the church in an international setting.
In his role as General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Rev Dr Martin Junge has seen firsthand the devastating human impact of the world’s refugee crisis. So the Geneva-based leader of the world’s largest body of Lutheran churches was ‘deeply moved’ on his first visit to Australia last month when he met a… Read more
Last evening, 24 May 2017, LCA Bishop John Henderson arrived home safely in Adelaide, having flown from Windhoek, Namibia. While attending the LWF Assembly in Windhoek, he had suffered a heart attack and was required to stay in the country until it was safe for him to travel. He was accompanied on his return journey… Read more
Bishop John Henderson and International Mission leader Glenice Hartwich represented the LCA at a global gathering of Lutherans in Namibia, Africa, earlier this month. Australian Lutheran World Service head Chey Mattner also attended as a member of the Committee for World Service. The Australian contingent also included Pastor Matt Anker, who was invited to share… Read more