Advent and Christmas 2020 will be unlike any other in living memory. Bishop Paul writes his encouragement for Christians to get ready to eagerly share the life-giving hope-filled Good News of Jesus Christ during this Advent Christmas Season.
In their unrelenting focus on Love, Connection, Community, and Discipleship, this generation of young adults is looking for significant life and faith connections both with each other and with older and more mature adults.
We believe that intergenerational relationships and listening to the voice of young people are important for the health of a congregation, as together we grow young.
St Paul’s congregation in Toowoomba considers its mission within the community to be in solidarity with those who need encouragement and a welcoming space.
It is election time here in Queensland. Bishop Paul Smith reveals how one short line from the General Prayer of the Church in our Lutheran Liturgy, gives good guidance for deciding who to vote for.
The first CLW back in 2020 was a success! Leader, Tiffany, shares her experience on how the Central Queensland CLW Camp ran with a twist!
This Friday, our pastors will gather together for this year’s Queensland District pastors’ conference. It has been a year of ‘firsts’ and for the first time we will have pastors’ conference online. We will gather under the theme ‘Then, I will praise you,’ which comes from our conference Scripture passage, Psalm 43:3-5. Many of you… Read more
“Give thanks in all circumstances”. Bishop Paul Smith reflects on how God’s “signature” of the cross reminds that God is gracious and merciful and is active and present in the world.
It was wartime, and Rolph was in his last year at primary school. A police car arrived at our farm and mother was given 20 minutes to pack. Rolph and two younger sisters arrived home from school. “Where’s mother?” Rolph could not see her, nor even write to her for three long years. It was… Read more
As we recognise “Child Protection Week,” Bishop Paul Smith shares the significance of this focus for our world, but especially for the ministries of the Lutheran Church in Queensland.