The heart of mission … is an invitation to descend into the spaces of pain and confusion of those who do not yet know Jesus, and to ascend alongside others, as they discover the hope and the promise of the gospel.
As a member of the LCAQD District Office team, it can be difficult to be one step removed from some of the difficulties LCAQD congregations are facing. Whether it’s drought (thank you God for the recent rains!), flood, uncertainty about future viability as a congregation or personal grief, we often witness things we can’t fix. Now… Read more
In our work as a Ministry and Mission Department, we work collaboratively with LCAQD Congregations and Agencies to support God’s mission in our District. Here are a few examples of where we are connected: LCAQD Lutheran Services Lenten Appeal During the season of Lent we have our eyes fixed on the cross of Jesus. Thinking… Read more
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ There are always floods in the far north of our beautiful state of Queensland. Some floods come and go with no effect on property, or on livelihoods and with no loss of human life. February 2019 in Townsville has seen the other kind of flooding that is all those… Read more
In his book “Didn’t See it Coming” Carey Nieuwhof writes “when the speed of change around an organisation is faster than the speed of change inside the organisation, the organisation becomes irrelevant.”
1517 was a remarkable year. It was a year in which Martin Luther began challenging the authority of the church to dictate the ‘how’ of Christian living. Luther’s nailing of the 95 Thesis at Wittenberg was a direct response to the hierarchical church’s promotion of ‘earning your way to heaven’. Luther’s emphasis was that the… Read more