LCA first to RAP
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.
GCB to investigate full membership in international Lutheran bodies
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).
Synod expands Objects to emphasise care of children and vulnerable
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.
It’s raining (but not pouring!)
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.
ILC urges LCA to ‘hear the Word of Scripture’
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.
Synod backs governance and structural changes
General Convention of Synod has backed formal introduction of changes to church governance and national functions, which have been trialled over the past three years.
LCA bishops re-elected
LCA Bishop John Henderson (left) and Assistant Bishop Andrew Pfeiffer have been re-elected for another synodical term.
‘Let God determine where we’re going’: Bishop David Altus
SA-NT Bishop David Altus this morning: ‘It’s not about who we are and where we are going at all. It’s about who God is and where God is going.’