National Magazine of the Lutheran Church of Australia
Where are all the young people? Have you ever found yourself asking this or similar questions? Do you sit in church and look around at the generations of people and wonder?
Although it may seem our church pews are filled with fewer young faces these days, young people are still out in the community, working to bring the light of Jesus to the world.
One way we can ‘grow’, equip and encourage young leaders is through the LCA/NZ’s Grow Leadership program targetted at young adults.
At Queensland’s Murrumba Downs, Living Faith Lutheran Primary School and Living Faith Lutheran Church do more than just share a site – they share one heart for mission.
The life of a lay chaplain in Lutheran schools is rarely easy and never boring – whether it requires kicking a footy with Year 6 boys, tackling questions about science and theology with Year 12s, or supporting staff through grief.
Being a Christian chaplain in a government school means you can’t explicitly preach the good news of Jesus to students but that suits Sharon Salomon just fine because there’s no rule against living the gospel as an example.
In response to a General Synod request, the One Loving God project team has developed resources for those who deliver care through aged and community services.
Lutheran Services provides care, support and accommodation for many people in need, including people living with disability.
There are 65 million people across the world seeking refuge. People forced to flee conflict and oppression. Some reach the relative safety of a refugee camp, while many others die.
Shona Reid, a member of the LCA’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Project Team, looks at why the LCA’s commitment to develop a RAP is such a significant step.