The General Church Board and College of Bishops have approved three Way Forward frameworks for distribution across the LCANZ. The three frameworks are entitled Confessional Communities, Congregations Decide and District Alignment.
25 September 2023 Listen to this podcast https://lca.box.com/shared/static/j6vghhpd07wtn64h7xqvoq3hezjk6dcl.mp3 What is the Way Forward? Pastor David Altus, Kim Baumeler and Trevor Ruthenberg The question of ordination to the public ministry, or… Read more
The project team to lead the Ordination Resolution Way Forward project has been appointed. The three-person team of Tim Niewand, Stella Thredgold and Tony Vong, met for the first time on 18 April at the LCANZ head office in North Adelaide.
Since the February Convention of General Synod, the General Church Board (GCB) and College of Bishops (CoB) have met together twice to commence work on Synod’s resolution to explore the possibility of ‘one church with two ordination practices’.
The 20th Convention of General Synod for the LCANZ, held in Melbourne, has come and gone. Delegates came before God each day in worship with listening ears, and with the desire to live to God’s glory in the decisions we made.
Today delegates at General Synod directed the church’s General Church Board and the College of Bishops to explore the theological, constitutional and governance issues involved in establishing ‘one church with two different practices of ordination’.
Six proposals relating to the ordination of both women and men have been submitted for consideration by delegates at February’s in-person sessions of the 20th Convention of General Synod, to be held in Melbourne.
Despite a COVID-19 lockdown forcing a last-minute change, Stanley Roberts was ordained in unique circumstances as a Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) at Papunya in the NT. With LCA/NZ Bishop John Henderson unable to travel due to the snap lockdown, Stanley was ordained by another SMP.