General Synod has voted to not introduce the practice of infant communion in the LCA. It did however endorse the church’s existing practice of offering the sacrament to children ‘at the earliest appropriate age’.
General Synod underscored its commitment to Lutheran education by committing the church to ongoing improvements in collaborative ministry, governance and administration. The Synod resolution provides a framework to address key issues and themes that emerged during an extensive review process undertaken since the 2015 General Convention. The resolution emphasises collaboration and ongoing dialogue between all… Read more
Paul Argyle and Charmaine Harch have been elected for the first time to the LCA’s top governing body – the renamed General Church Board (GCB) – by the General Convention of Synod in Sydney today. Joining Ms Harch and Mr Argyle as fellow lay members on the former General Church Council (GCC) are Mel Zerner,… Read more
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.