The LCA will become the first national church in Australia to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) as part of its commitment to better hear, recognise and support Aboriginal people in the church.
Following a recommendation from General Pastors Conference, Synod has asked the General Church Board (GCB) to commission a study of the implications and advisability of full membership in both the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and International Lutheran Council (ILC).
Article 3 (Objects) of the LCA Constitution and Article 4 (Objects) of the Model Constitution for a Congregation have been revised to make special provision for the care of children and the vulnerable.
Delegates and visitors enjoyed a wet walk into Rosehill Gardens today – and one of the smiliest faces in the rain belonged to General Church Council member Peter Zweck, who presented his first report to Synod this morning.
This morning’s first session of business opened with a greeting from Rev Albert B Collver, Executive Secretary of the International Lutheran Council (ILC), attending the 19th General Convention of Synod as an international guest.