National Magazine of the Lutheran Church of Australia
Just as new churches open and others are renewed through local mission, the season for some churches comes to an end.
Rosemary Davidson has shared her time and talents in her church and community over 50 years but doesn’t think of herself as a volunteer. Those who know her would say helping others has just come naturally to her.
We rely on volunteers to provide a vast range of services in our community and in our church. But, do we in the LCA, know how best to support, care for, nurture and encourage our volunteers?
For St Matthew Lutheran Church in Hamilton on New Zealand’s North Island, having a public school just up the road has been a wonderful outreach opportunity.
Like many expectant parents, having their first child was something Rachel and Pete Schilling were really excited about. But soon after their son’s birth, their ultimate joy turned to unbearable sorrow.
Being a mother to four and grandmother to seven has brought Barbara Schmidt immeasurable joy. She knows every moment with her children and grandchildren is…
As National Reconciliation Week approaches, where are we as Christians in these celebrations, in this remembrance, in these commemorations and in this conversation?
Cross-cultural ministry is alive and well in the Lutheran Church of Australia. But much, much more work in this area is required.
Jesus spoke pointedly to the disciples about their questions of the end times, including war.
Mary Abuk Dau was still a child, living on her family’s farm in Sudan’s south, when civil war flared up there in 1991. She walked for years in search of safety.