Just 50 steps separate Langmeil Thanksgiving Church and Faith Lutheran College Junior Campus in SA’s Barossa Valley. So, when contemplating a name for the church’s outreach initiative to reconnect with the school community, 50 Steps seemed perfect.
Many Christians give prayerful consideration to voting, but an SA Lutheran college and congregation are reaching out to their local community by inviting them to walk through a prayer labyrinth on federal election day.
In the wake of devastating and deadly bushfires in the Adelaide Hills in December 2019, Lobethal Lutheran School teamed up with Spring Head Lutheran congregation to establish an outdoor learning program and encourage local children to reconnect with the surrounding bush.
In the wake of devastating and deadly bushfires in the Adelaide Hills in December 2019, Lobethal Lutheran School teamed up with Spring Head Lutheran congregation to establish an outdoor learning program and encourage local children to re-connect with the surrounding bush.
Former and current Lutheran school students shone at the recent Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, winning at least 19 medals, including nine gold, from a total Australian tally of 46 medals. If Lutheran Education Australia were a country, it would have beaten Canada, Brazil and New Zealand.
Australia’s Lutheran schools have backed ALWS’s Walk My Way since the concept was born during a teachers’ leadership tour in an African refugee camp in 2016. And 2021 is no different with 19 school communities walking.
Faith Lutheran College, Plainland Queensland, has been recognised as one of the best non-government schools in Australia, after being included as one of the finalists in the Australian Education Awards in the ‘Secondary School of the Year – Non-government’ category.
Perhaps the reason it seems risky to welcome a stranger is that we fail to see that we are one ourselves. But we are all different. There is no-one like you in the world. Being a stranger and seeing others as strangers it becomes easier to welcome the stranger, says school principal Adam Borgas.