25 August 2023 Listen to this podcast https://lca.box.com/shared/static/vlb4m6rg26vpo0mejaypdjxphbrcwo20.mp3 Young leaders – our hope and joy Pastor Joel Grieger and Elsa Matthias If you are troubled by the lack of young… Read more
There were seven young people enrolled in the year-long confirmation class at St Mark’s Lutheran Church Dalby in Queensland’s Western Downs region when it began in mid-2021. But by the time they completed the course, there were eight people confirmed!
How can we bring the voice of the youth into our church? And how do we do this so that the work of the youth is considered the work of the church? These are questions 22-year-old Elsa Matthias has been exploring with other young Lutherans from around the globe.
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.
After 20 years without a confirmation service, members of St John’s Buccleuch in SA shared the joy as seven youth were confirmed this year. Theirs was not only St John’s first confirmation class for many years but also its first online class, with students attending from a truck to receive a signal.
Earlier this year St John’s Lutheran Church in tiny Buccleuch near Peake on South Australia’s Mallee Highway has held its first confirmation service in nearly 20 years, when seven people were confirmed in their faith.