Do you know someone like Epaphras in your congregation? Do you know a prayer warrior, someone who is always praying for people that they may grow in God and be fully mature? Or perhaps, does the description of Epaphras stir and excite something in your own heart?
International mission practitioners, researchers and theologians from four different continents met last week in North Adelaide, hosted by the LCANZ’s New and Renewing Churches department at Australian Lutheran College.
Lessons from Lockdown: What might God be doing in us through Covid times? (devotion) – Pastor Nathan Hedt Written July 2021 At the time of writing this, Covid lockdowns are deeply affecting Sydney and regional NSW, Melbourne (again! Lockdown 5.0!), and now Adelaide. In times of high anxiety, it’s easy to feel out of control,… Read more
‘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
The LCANZ’s New Horizons local mission conference program is heading to Sydney this month. The conferences are being staged across Australia and New Zealand, as the teams work together to engage with new arrivals and support congregations wanting to be more embracing of newcomers.
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.