National Magazine of the Lutheran Church of Australia
Grow Ministries invited young people in the LCA from across Australia and New Zealand to learn more about and share their voices on issues that our church is facing prior to the 2018 National Convention of Synod.
A Ngaanyatjarra woman on her father’s side and Kronie on her mother’s side, Lutheran Andrea Mason knows the benefits of slowing down to learn from other Indigenous leaders.
At the 2015 General Convention of Synod, the LCA launched 50.500 as a mechanism to recognise church milestones and to undertake future seed projects. One project identified by Bishop John Henderson was ‘Hearing the Indigenous Voice’.
Five people from Hope Vale on Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland generously share their views on what it’s like to be an Aboriginal person in one of the most remote congregations of the LCA.
Statistics show there are many families living with autism, but what can congregations do to support them?
Is the LCA on the brink of missional renewal or on a path to slow decay from a lack of imagination?
Parenting a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a challenge that can push people to breaking point. But, along with the hard years, Kirra and her husband Rowan have experienced wonder and delight.
Geordie Mills loves playing video games and seems typical of high-achieving, active teens. But, along with dealing with all the usual pressures of being 16, he has the added challenge of living with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Inspired by Jesus’ prayer to his father for unity among Christians, churches in Rockhampton in central Queensland will join for Easter worship next month in a powerful witness to the broader community.
Pastor Simon Cooper is a chaplain to two contrasting communities – students at a Lutheran college in Queensland and members of Australia’s defence forces in his role as a part-time Navy Reserve Chaplain. But, he says, one common denominator of both ministries is hope.