New bishop for LCANZ’s Western Australia District
Pastor Peter Hage has been elected as the next bishop of the LCANZ’s Western Australia District. The pastor of St Johns Lutheran Church in Perth, he was elected unopposed for an initial four-year term during last weekend’s District Convention of Synod at Duncraig in suburban Perth.
A message to members of the LCANZ from the College of Bishops
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.
Strategic plan to guide ALC reorganisation
Like many parts of the LCANZ, ALC has been struggling financially for some time. Low student numbers, increased expenses and a decrease in external funding all mean that the college, like many congregations and parishes, is needing to reorganise itself.
New assistant bishop for New Zealand Lutherans
by Rosie Schefe
Pastor Nich Kitchen is the new assistant bishop for the Lutheran Church of New Zealand, following the unexpected early retirement of former assistant bishop, Pastor Jim Pietsch.
Lutheran pastor honoured in Queen’s Birthday list
LCANZ pastor Darren Jaensch, who has served as the Australian Army’s Director General Chaplaincy since 2017, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List.
Most LCA pastors deal with family violence situations: survey
Almost six in 10 Lutheran pastors in Australia have dealt with domestic and family violence (DFV) situations, and almost all LCA clergy have responded to victims of abuse, national survey findings suggest.
Get to know our new bishop
Some Queensland Lutherans would know at least a little about new LCANZ Bishop Paul Smith, who served as their district bishop between 2015 and 2021. But many in our church may not have heard the incredible and inspiring story behind the faith journey of our sixth churchwide leader.
Welcome, pastors Ben, Mitchell and David
The LCANZ has welcomed three new pastors to its ranks over the summer.
Pastors’ input sought for research project
Pastors are being invited to share their insights into how religious beliefs and practices have been misused in the perpetration of violence, as part of a research project initiated by the LCANZ.
Excited to be following God’s call
Serving overseas as a missionary is something Pastor Murray Smith never thought he’d do. But then God’s call on our lives can often surprise – because that’s exactly what he and his wife Tracy are preparing for, after his call to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea.