Click here for an important announcement from the LCAQD First Assistant Bishop, Rev Ben Hentschke as Chair of the Synod Planning Committee, in relation to the LCAQD District Church Board’s decision to postpone the special convention of the Synod, planned for 21 October this year. Please email the LCAQD District Administrator with any questions for clarification.
The LCAQD Convention of Synod 2023 Popular Report has been collated and is available for download here!
Livestreams of Synod Sessions continue to be available here.
On Sunday Morning at Synod, Bishop Mark presented further on One Church, One Purpose, Many Ministries.
Video – Called Part 1: https://vimeo.com/831708312
Video – Called Part 2: https://vimeo.com/831711728
Video – Called Part 3: https://vimeo.com/831712618
Discussion Notes: https://lca.box.com/v/2023-Synod-Discussion
Details last updated 20/07/2023
The LCAQD District Church Board announces that the 2023 LCAQD Convention of Synod will be held at:
Brisbane Technology Park (Map Location), 1 Clunies Ross Court, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113
On: 5pm Friday evening 2nd June – 3pm Sunday 4th June 2023.
Parking: Please click here to download parking information.
Click here for a floorplan of BTP.
This year we gather under the theme of “Called according to God’s purpose”, based on Romans 8:28: ‘We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose’.
Here is a basic agenda for Synod 2023, to allow delegates and visitors to plan for their attendance. A more detailed agenda has been published in the Book of Reports, but please note that it is subject to change, both in the lead up to Synod and during the Convention itself.
On Saturday June 3, delegates resolved that the 2023 Convention of Synod Offering be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hope Vale for Mission and Ministry in Far North Queensland.
Credit card payments can be made via this link:
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In the Comments box please include: Your name/congregation name and 'Synod Offering'.
EFT payments can be made to the following account:
Name: LCAQD Events
Ref: Your name/congregation name Synod Off.
If you transfer money using either method, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify Lesly of your payment.
Our speaker for the Synod dinner on Saturday evening is Michael Stolz. Michael has had an interesting life, as his bio attests. Now called according to God’s purpose to serve as Executive Director of Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS), Michael’s talk will focus on the significant work of ALWS.
Also at the Saturday night dinner: Synod Art Competition winners will be announced and presented with their prizes.
Below are links to the Book of Reports for the LCAQD Convention of Synod 2023:
2023 Book of Reports published on 12 May 2023, updated 18 May 2023 (Section 15.1 contents added).
2023 Book of Reports Supplement published on 26 May, 2023.
Video Presentations: Delegates, please view and familiarise yourselves with the following presentations prior to the Question and Answer sessions with the corresponding departments at Synod:
Report from Lutheran Education Queensland
Report from Lutheran Youth Queensland
Report from Lutheran Services
Report from the Department for Mission & Ministry
A three-part series of Synod-themed videos (5-6 minutes each) prepared by Bishop Mark Vainikka, are available to view here. Synod Delegates and visitors are encouraged to watch them prior to Synod weekend.
Update: Synod Registrations have now closed.
Delegates and Visitors must register in advance, via this link.
You cannot register and pay on the day: It is very important that all delegates and visitors are registered no later than 8am on Monday May 22. After this, registrations will close and there is no capacity to make any exception to this, sorry. (This hard deadline is due to requirements imposed on us by the catering company.)
Delegates, please read the communiques in the "Update Letters" section of the drop-down menu, for further information.
Have a question or need some help?
Phone: 07 3511 4000
Members of LCAQD governing bodies are elected by the LCAQD Synod. Between Synod assemblies, casual vacancies are filled by the LCAQD District Church Board.
For queries about nominations, please email Nominations Committee chair Janelle Anderson email@example.com.
This year LCAQD Synod will be using Vero Voting.
On the Saturday and Sunday mornings of Convention, each registered Synod delegate will receive a text message and an email with a unique voting link for each day. This link will be the avenue to participate in the voting during the sessions.
If any technical voting issues are experienced during the Convention, there will be volunteers in the main auditorium that can assist.
We ask that all Synod delegates bring charging devices to Convention each day. Charging stations will be available to use in the main auditorium.
The Synod planning committee has negotiated discount prices for Synod delegates and visitors at the following venues. To view the discount codes or discounted rates, please open the documents:
The following is a list of suggested tourism activities if you are visiting Brisbane:
Governance Change Program Continues
Following the resolutions from Synod 2022, DCB have approved the creation of the Governance Transformation Committee who are continuing the work of governance change.
Ongoing progress may be tracked here: https://qld.lca.org.au/governance-change-program/ and please feel free to direct any questions towards project manager, John Hoffman on firstname.lastname@example.org
We need people for the following roles at the convention:
There are various days and timeframes to choose from for each role. For further information or to offer your assistance please contact Linda Thomson:
Ph: 3511 4000
Update: This Competition has now closed.
Calling all artists and aspiring artists!
The Lutheran Lay People’s League in conjunction with the Lutheran Church of Australia Qld District will be hosting an art competition at this year’s 2023 Convention of Synod. The Lutheran Lay People’s League will be sponsoring the LCAQD Synod Art Competition with the aim to inspire and celebrate creativity in the Queensland District.
Entrants must consider the Synod theme ‘Called according to His purpose’ (Romans 8:28) as part of their submission. There is a selection of age group categories for entrants, so that a diverse range of category winning artworks can be displayed during the 2023 Convention of Synod.
Read more here: