Conference first for Indonesian teachers

Lutheran school teachers in Indonesia have met for a national conference for the first time. Sponsored by LCA International Mission, the conference drew 110 teachers from the thirteen member churches of the Lutheran World Federation National Committee in Indonesia to a three-day gathering in North Sumatra’s Samosir District. The aim of the June conference was […]

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Life-lessons learnt on a daily basis

It was with much enthusiasm that the eleven participants of the annual Bethany Home pilgrimage met at the airport at 5.30am on April 8. The eighteen days to follow had been around six months in planning and preparation and we were all ready to gain the ‘Bethany experience’. Bethany Home is a school for disabled […]

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Core principals

The LCA has identified the need to work with partner churches to develop capacity of individuals within each country of operation. The partnerships, which are formally documented, are based on needs identified by local people but within the scope of the LCA’s capacity to assist. The National Committee of Lutheran World Federation in Indonesia is the […]

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Encouraged and built up…

Mentoring for the Education Secretaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea and the LWF (Lutheran World Federation) National Committee representing 13 Lutheran Churches in Indonesia, together with delivery of workshops for Indonesian principals and teachers is helping to define what is best practice in Lutheran education and helping to build the capacity […]

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ACLE draws international visitors

President of Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and Bishop of Jordan and the Holy Land Rev Dr Munib Younan made his first official visit to Australia as a guest of the LCA and Lutheran Education Australia (LEA) from 25 September to 3 October. Bishop Younan was invited to deliver the opening keynote address at the fourth […]

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From Yirara with love

Early in the morning of 8 April, 2012, fire ravaged a 16-classroom Indonesian school. It was Easter Sunday. The Banua Niha Keriso Protestan (BNKP) Senior High School in Gunungsitoli is part of the greater BNKP community in the Nias Islands of Indonesia. It is a community which has an impressive membership of 456,000 people, spread […]

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Learning through Practical Partnerships

Partnership is one of the most important ingredients when working in mission. The Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) has established relationships with overseas partner churches, and it is within these relationships that schools can strike up rewarding partnerships of their own. One such rewarding partnership exists between Navigator College, Port Lincoln, South Australia, and SMA […]

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Indonesian guests strengthen inter-church partnerships

‘It is good to be here, celebrating your 175th anniversary’, Bishop Willem Simarmata told delegates early on the first day of Convention. ‘God still takes care of the Lutheran Church of Australia, God loves the LCA, and the LCA will be a blessing to Australia and to all the world’, he said. Bishop Simarmata is […]

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Unity in Cambodia

In November 2012, eleven Year 11 students and three staff, completed a Mission trip in Cambodia. Lutheran World Mission in Singapore organised the trip for the team from Unity College and joining us was a team from Singapore, Hong Kong, other Australians, as well as locals from Cambodia to make up one Mission team.

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