This year the LCAQD Ministry Summit and District Pastors’ conference will be held in parallel, under the theme
Grounded in Grace.
- Grace is central to our Lutheran identity.
- God’s grace always needs to be unpacked for new contexts.
- No matter how much we learn about God’s grace, none of us will ever get to the bottom of it.
The conference will be held at Redeemer College Chapel, Rochedale. Pastors begin on Wednesday May 31, and then the key LCAQD-wide events are Groundwork and Groundswell. Information about each is below.
Why do we have an LCAQD-wide conference series?
As LCAQD agencies, we believe that we are better together. We understand ourselves as one church, with one purpose and many ministries. We have over 200 ‘grace communities’ in various contexts, all here to serve the communities around us.
To celebrate and explore our identity, we’ve previously held LCAQD-wide Ministry Summits in 2019 and 2022. Watch Bishop Mark Vainikka’s keynote address from the 2022 Ministry Summit.
Thanks to the LLL volunteers in congregations and young adult leaders can attend for free. For Groundwork you will need to email Kathy for a code; for Groundswell select your voluntary role and you can complete the registration at no charge. Further details are below.
Registrations closed 17th May 2023.
District Pastors' Conference
May 31 - June 2
Gracious living and working
Thursday 1 June
Friday 2 June
The program details above are being progressively updated. If you have any queries please contact email@example.com or the person who invited you to consider attending one of the Grounded in Grace events.
Rev. Dr. Mark Worthing is currently pastor of St Peter’s Lutheran Church, Port Macquarie, NSW, as well as the Academic Dean of Frontier School of Mission (FSM). FSM is a mission-focused training and resourcing ministry of the Lutheran Church of Australia, NSW and ACT District. Mark is a Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Christianity in an Age of Science and Technology (ISCAST), and a founding member of the International Society of Science and Religion (ISSR). Mark has a heart for the Gospel, and sees Grace as something that powerfully transforms life. Mark will be the Keynote Speaker at our annual ministry conference - Thursday, Grounded in Grace: Groundwork, and Friday, Grounded in Grace: Groundswell.
You can read more about Mark and his writings, and the work of Frontier School of Mission at https://frontier.lca.org.au/
Car parking for Grounded in Grace
Parking spaces are limited, so please car pool if you can.
Two car parks are available: Through Gate 1 off Rochedale Road and Gate 4 off Priestdale Road (preferred).
Take care for student safety at all times.
Click here for a map.
Have a question or need some help?
Phone: 07 3511 4000