Global Connections – How we teach and Learn

Have you ever considered what education is like in other parts of the world? What would a classroom full of students look like in Kenya, Finland, India, Brazil or Indonesia? What style of teaching and learning occurs in these classrooms? What is considered to be successful in teaching and learning practices? The crux of considering […]

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Nomads no more

As our Australian and New Zealand societies increasingly thumb their nose at the gospel and treat any mention of Jesus as ‘old hat’, it can be difficult for us to understand just how welcome the gospel can be. But that has been the experience of Pastor Hutagalung, who serves in the remote province of Jambi […]

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Partnership transforms lives

When did you last do something for someone that made a positive difference in their lives? What if we as a school community from Tanunda, South Australia, could work with another school community and enhance the lives of everyone involved? These were among questions discussed over lunchtime by a teacher and students from Faith Lutheran […]

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International guests reflect diverse partnerships

The strong contingent of international guests to the 19th General Convention of Synod reflected the diverse partnerships the LCA has with Lutheran churches and bodies in other places. Seven international representatives joined delegates and visitors in worship and in the business centre, observing the Synod in action. Three guests brought official greetings from their churches: […]

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The Importance of English for the Bibelvrouw College

The Bibelvrouw College, or Women’s Bible College is, as its name reveals, a Bible College for women and girls. It was founded in Batak lands, North Sumatra, Indonesia by a German missionary in 1934. She was Sister Elfriede Harder, a missionary of the Rheinische Mission Geselschaft (RMG), which is now the United Evangelical Mission (UEM) […]

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Serving in a global context

After months of preparations it was finally time to leave! The final week of Term 3 and the first week of the School holidays saw a group of 17 Year 11’s and 5 Staff embark on our 7th annual Service Learning Trip to Indonesia. After a long day of travel, including 3 separate flights and […]

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Growing through Service to others

The idea of service to others is doing something and expecting nothing in return. I believe that this is how we embarked on or first Service Learning Trip to Indonesia this year. It was probably also a case of not really knowing what to expect in return but we certainly knew what we could give. […]

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Youth find global perspective

Horas! Welcome from Indonesia. We have had the most wonderful opportunity to meet and learn from the people of the HKBP (Huria Kristen Batak Protestan) church here, thanks to LCA International Mission. HKBP held its 2018 Youth International Conference from 29 August to 2 September in North Sumatra and we were fortunate to attend as […]

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Ridwin’s ‘Thank you’ to you

I feel blessed to work as the Education Secretary of LWF National Committee (KN-LWF) in Indonesia. I thank God and you that I am involved in helping to solve problems faced by church schools, principals, teachers and students. When I started my role on 5 January 2012, I committed to: Encourage and support the spiritual […]

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Overseas partners share in reconciliation mission

LCA International Mission has teamed up with LCA Reconciliation Ministry for a second year, providing short-term scholarships for two pastors visiting from Indonesian Lutheran churches which are LCA partners. Rev Dr Pahala Jannen Simanjuntak, from the Huria Kristen Batak Protestant (HKBP) church, and Rev Fotani Ziliwu, from the Banua Niha Keriso Protestan (BNKP) church, have […]

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