Churchwide support building local connections
Everything delegates and visitors wanted to know about the functions of the departments and agencies of the LCA was on display on Wednesday afternoon.
With their written reports received by the Synod, 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, unlike most of the Convention business.
‘The church does a lot!’ first-time delegate Tracey Woidt (Lameroo, SA) said. ‘Until you sit through these presentations it’s easy to forget that. The church branches out into so many areas of life.’
Representing Palmerston North, New Zealand, Paul Argyle was also a first-time delegate. He described the short presentations as ‘very professional, very well done’.
‘A lot of information was thrown at us. But the presenters kept it concise, giving us brief glimpses of the areas they were working in.
‘The different way they were clustered into areas of common interest meant that we were not hit with disparate things,’ he said. The presentations were organised into three rounds, reflecting the groupings of the trial restructure of national departments carried out over the past three years.