Young Lutheran leaders are meeting for a live-in intensive training and growth workshop in the Adelaide Hills this week, as part of the LCA/NZ’s Grow Leadership program.
Please pray for the young people and the leaders and presenters at the six-day gathering at Nunyara Belair. Their sessions cover topics such as theology, leadership and spiritual retreat, and participants are hearing from representatives of Australian Lutheran College, and various LCA/NZ departments including New and Renewing Churches, Lutheran Media, Church Worker Support and International Mission. They have also made a visit to Barossa Christian Life Week.
The 2019 Grow Leadership participants are Eden Bishop and Erin Geurds-Cook from Western Australia; Matt Konrad, Emma Lange and Hudson Noack from South Australia; Wendy Woods from New Zealand; and international participants Sanglura, Sarah San Aung, Biehlemo (Bibi) and Jacob, who serve in the four Lutheran World Federation Churches represented in Myanmar (Mara Evangelical Church in Myanmar, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Myanmar, Lutheran Church of Myanmar and Myanmar Lutheran Church).
Earlier this year, the Grow Leadership group met in Myanmar on a two-week ‘Stretch and Grow’ experience as part of the 11-month part-time commitment.
In Myanmar the group – which included Grow Leadership Coordinator Vicki Rochow and LCA International Mission Program Officer Erin Kerber – worshipped with several Lutheran churches, visited Lutheran Hour Ministries and explored the ministries of the four Lutheran synods.
Along with the Myanmar visit and two face-to-face intensives, the 2019 Grow Leadership program includes regular one-on-one mentoring and local congregational leadership.