‘No’ to infant communion in the LCA
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’.
Synod backs Aboriginal decision-making capacity
Synod has today backed changes to the LCA’s constitution to increase opportunities for Aboriginal representation and participation in church decisions.
Synod underscores commitment to education
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… Read more
‘The LCA is hurting’
‘The LCA is a broken woman, hurting in all parts of the body’: Bishop David Altus draws together the reflections of Synod on yesterday’s ordination vote.
Synod says ‘no’ to ordination of women
General Synod has again said ‘no’ to the ordination of women in the Lutheran Church of Australia.
Synod elects General Church Board
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… Read more
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.
Taking the pulse
Synod youth consultants take some time out from business sessions to get some sage advice from Marty. The four young men are part of Grow Ministries Youth Consultants Program.
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.