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More than 200 people gathered to witness and celebrate the ordination of Lindsay Thomas as a Specific Ministry Pastor at Yalata in South Australia’s far west last week.
Seven new pastors, from a wide range of backgrounds, are stepping out in faith to begin their first assignments in parishes around the church this year.
Andy Marr was ordained as a Specific Ministry Pastor last month by LCA/NZ Bishop John Henderson at St Paul’s Lutheran Community Church at Upper Moutere in New Zealand.
Get to know the LCA/NZ’s newest pastors, who will all be stepping out in faith to begin their first assignments in 2020, through their responses to our Q&A.
Seven Australian Lutheran College graduates have joined the ranks of pastors of the Lutheran Church of Australia this week.
by Paul Traeger
Nearly 200 people attended the ordination service for Jeffrey Wheeler at Mount Liebig, 325 kilometres west of Alice Springs.
The General Church Board (GCB) and the College of Bishops (CoB) of the LCA/NZ will meet again in early 2020 to continue looking at the issue of ordination in the church.
LCA Bishop John Henderson has asked church members to pray for churchwide leaders as they take part in a special meeting about ordination later this week.
Of the delegates registered at Convention, 161 voted against the resolution to ordain both men and women; 240 supported it.
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