On Wednesday afternoon LCA department and agency representatives gave short verbal and video presentations on their diverse responsibilities on behalf of the church. Visitors and delegates were able to share the presentations together.
LCA Bishop John Henderson this morning: ‘… “The church is a project to be realised, not an artefact to be preserved.” If we focus on preserving the church as an artefact, it creates stress. We take our eyes off Jesus and fixate instead on some idealised form of the church.’
The relationship between Australian and PNG Lutherans remains ‘alive and active’, almost 140 years after the first Lutheran missionary travelled from Australia to PNG, according to General Convention guest Bishop Jack Urame.
LCA Bishop John Henderson addresses General Synod at the opening service of the 19th LCA General Convention: ‘But what if God distracts us? Will we, will you, will I allow it? Are we prepared to be surprised?’