National Magazine of the Lutheran Church of Australia
The LCA/NZ’s New and Renewing Churches serves God’s kingdom through church planting and renewal – and aims, with the Holy Spirit, to plant 230 churches in 10 years.
For Susie Taylor, the LCA/NZ church plant at Pakenham’s Lakeside College in Melbourne’s outer south-eastern suburbs is an answer to prayer – and a place where God is working miracles in people’s lives.
By offering Messy Church at Waikerie in SA, the Lutheran Church has tried to create a joyful Christian learning environment to engage children and school families.
What happened between the moment I fell in love with my child and the moment I found myself on the floor, exhausted, depressed and defeated? Life and motherhood is what happened.
Parenting is not just about dealing with children; there’s a lot of head-scratching over work-life balance, sharing housework and dealing with different expectations.
Being a grandparent is vastly different from being a parent. Yet, there are challenges and fears, along with times of sheer delight and thankfulness just the same.
As the Lutheran World Federation’s (LWF) World Service Head of Operations, Australia’s Chey Mattner enjoys the challenge of serving the church in a global context.
When Elsa Matthias graduated from high school, the question: ‘Where do I go next?’ was at the forefront of her mind. Ever since, God has been forging global connections for her.
Australian-born Lutheran Peter Prove is a leading light in the world ecumenical community.
Rachel’s gambling addiction destroyed many relationships and almost cost her life. But she believes God saved her because he had plans for her.