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2018 annual appeal launched
1 June 2018
This year's annual appeal material has been sent to Lutheran congregations and parishes Australia-wide. The packages should arrive in the post or via an ALC staff member, student or willing volunteer in the next week or so. If your package does not a...
Greek New Testament reading group meets at ALC 3 May 2018 This group consists of individuals who, at some point in their life, have studied biblical Greek and now wish to maintain and extend their knowledge. Sessions are held from 4 to 5pm in the fo...
Research Seminar 3
3 May 2018
Dr Adam Hensley will present at the next research seminar, being held in Lecture Room 1 at the college on Tuesday, 5 June from 1.30-2.30pm. His topic will be, ‘A Closer Look at the Postscript of Psalm 72:20.’ If attending, please RSVP by ...
‘Hazing’ not tolerated
8 March 2018
On Sunday, 4 March 2018 the Channel Nine Network aired an episode of the programme 60 Minutes. In that broadcast, a small number of Australian residential colleges were identified and adversely reported upon for events that are commonly referred to a...
Research seminars at ALC
5 March 2018
Australian Lutheran College (ALC) is hosting a series of research seminars in 2018. The seminars will provide an opportunity for faculty (active, retired and honorary) and research students to present research they are working on or have recently com...
Lutheran Strand program - preparing tomorrow’s teachers
17 January 2018
Do you know someone who is currently studying or is about to commence studying a teaching degree? No matter where they are in Australia, ALC offers students the opportunity to complete many of the requirements to be eligible for accreditation as a ...
Vacancies available in ALC's residential accommodation facility
15 January 2018
Do you know someone who is coming to Adelaide to study in a tertiary institution in 2018 and needs accommodation? ALC provides accommodation for up to 78 private boarding residents and still has rooms available for Semester 1 2018. To register ...
2017 graduates celebrated
15 December 2017
On Thursday, 30 November 2017, 73 students of the University of Divinity graduated, with 26 students from five of the eleven colleges (including Australian Lutheran College (ALC)) receiving their award in person from the Chancellor, Dr Graeme Blackma...
Luther Bible 1551 illustrations go live online
26 October 2017
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the full set of hand-coloured images from the Löhe Memorial Library’s 1551 edition of the Luther Bible has been prepared as a digital resource available for study by scholars and int...
Dr John Kleinig’s recently released book - a Concordia Commentary on Hebrews, which was launched at the college on 11 August, is now available for purchase from Australian Church Resources (ACR). Dr Kleinig has described his commentary as the ...
Latest issue of Lutheran Theological Journal out now
13 August 2017
The latest issue of Lutheran Theological Journal (LTJ) offers a diverse range of articles of pastoral, spiritual and theological interest. Andrew Pfeiffer opens by reflecting on the words of faith and how these are communicated in the words of every...
Death of ALC Women’s Auxiliary President - Melva Hall
8 August 2017
It is with a sense of sadness that the college announces the passing of Mrs Melva Hall - the President of ALC’s Women’s Auxiliary, who died on 6 August after a lengthy battle with cancer. Melva’s involvement with the Auxiliar...
Australian Lutheran College recently hosted the 2017 ANZATS conference. The conference attracted more than 90 participants associated with the Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools (ANZATS). The theme chosen for this year&rsqu...
ALC's 2017 appeal launched
5 June 2017
This year's annual appeal material has been sent to Lutheran congregations/parishes Australia wide. Donations made to the college are tax deductable and for online donations, it's as easy as clicking on the link below the appeal banner on the home pa...
The latest issue of Lutheran Theological Journal (LTJ) honours the contribution of Ruth Zimmermann to learning and teaching at ALC and contains articles of value to all educators throughout the Lutheran Church of Australia. Whether you are a school p...
Kerrin Huth installed as ALC’s newest lecturer
26 April 2017
On Sunday 23 April 2017 Kerrin Huth was officially installed as ALC’s new Lecturer in Educational Theology. The installation took place at Kerrin’s home congregation of Peace Lutheran Church Gatton, and it was led by Kerrin’s own pa...
Registrations open for the 2017 ANZATS Conference
10 April 2017
The ANZATS Conference hosted by South Australia’s theological colleges will be held at Australian Lutheran College from Sunday, 9 July to Wednesday, 12 July 2017. The theme for the conference is Kinship and Family in contemporary Australi...
Upcoming public lecture by German theologian
22 March 2017
All are invited to attend a lecture presented by Pastor Christian Wolff at ALC on Wednesday, 5 April 2017 at 4.30pm. His lecture is entitled, ‘The Church in a multi-cultural and a multi-religious society – Germany’s experience.&lsqu...
Wendy Mayer appointed Professor
14 March 2017
The Council of the University of Divinity recently appointed ALC Associate Dean for Research, Wendy Mayer, a Professor of the University. ALC staff and management join with those at the University in congratulating Professor Mayer on her appointment...
Recording of 2017 Opening Lecture now available
8 March 2017
A recording of Dr Wendy Mayer's lecture Preaching schism: Why what good people say can have unintended consequences for the Church is now available.
Employment vacancy: P/T VET Assessment Officer
1 March 2017
Australian Lutheran College (ALC) is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced VET Assessment Officer to work part-time in our Vocational Education and Training program. Read more: VET Assessment Officer Applications for this position close on M...
Technical difficulties interrupt live streaming of Opening Lecture
27 February 2017
Due to unforeseen technical difficulties with the college's amplification system, the streaming of ALC's Opening Lecture had to be closed down part way into proceedings. Management at the college, sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused to ...
Called to serve at ALC
21 February 2017
Following a number of retirements at the college in 2016, three new staff have recently joined the team at ALC. They are Rev Dr Adam Hensley - Lecturer in Old Testament (who replaces Dr Peter Lockwood), Dr Wendy Mayer - Associate Dean for Resea...
Join our Opening Lecture via live-stream
13 February 2017
ALC's new academic year will commence with worship at 9am in the college Chapel on Monday, 27 February. This will be followed by the Opening Lecture, which will be given by Dr Wendy Mayer - ALC's new Associate Dean for Research. Her lecture is entitl...
Enrol now for study in 2017
9 December 2016
Australian Lutheran College prepares people for specific opportunities to serve in the life of the church and the schools of the church, in a wide range of roles and specialist ministry areas. All of this is offered through a variety of accredited an...
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2016
5 December 2016
The Adelaide graduation ceremony of the University of Divinity took place in the Immanuel College chapel on Friday, 2 December at 7.30pm. This year’s ceremony had an ecumenical feel, with graduands from Catherine Booth College, Pilgrim Theologi...
The GCTE engages theological educators in reflective learning conversations and practice which considers contemporary best practice teaching and the historical and present place of theological education. ALC education staff are excited to be involved...
Two new Luther publications available for purchase
28 October 2016
Two new Luther publications were promoted at a recent launch event held at the college on 27 October: Of Good Comfort by Dr Stephen Pietsch A Year with Luther - translated from Athina Lexutt’s book and edited by Dr Jeffrey Silcock. C...
2016 Fritzsche Oration available on YouTube
10 October 2016
Those of you who were unable to attend this year's Fritzsche Oration presented by ALC emeritus lecturer, Dr Vic Pfitzner, will be pleased to know that a copy of the lecture is now available for viewing on YouTube. The lecture entitled: Professorial ...
Additional Congregational Leadership Training available
8 September 2016
If you have previously completed the ‘Foundations’ unit, you may be interested to know that Grassroots Training has developed additional units under the Congregational Leadership Traning banner. These new units are role specific (Chairpe...
Two new Luther publications to be launched in September
5 September 2016
As Lutherans around the world prepare to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, two new Luther publications will be launched in Adelaide later this month. Dr Stephen Pietsch has written Of Good Comfort, which is based on his doctoral ...
New Associate Dean for Research announced
1 September 2016
Professor Wendy Mayer has accepted the Church’s call to serve as ALC’s Associate Dean for Research for an initial two year period. She will commence in that role at the beginning of 2017.
University of Divinity eNews
26 August 2016
In addition to producing its own eNews, ALC contributes articles to the eNews produced by the University of Divnity. The August edition is available via this link.
11 July 2016
The Australian Lutheran Institute for Theology and Ethics (ALITE), in cooperation with the faculty of Australian Lutheran College, recently hosted an international conference on the theology of Martin Luther to mark the approaching 500th anniversary ...
College welcomes new Business Manager
4 July 2016
Mr Barclay Watson has been appointed as ALC's new Business Manager. He brings a wealth of financial experience to the position and replaces Mrs Margaret Beare, who retired in June.
New mission study subject available online
1 July 2016
Two new CertIV study units will be offered online through ALC as of Semester 2. These are: Missional Leadership (Unit code: V-BSBFLM312) and Creating Missional Communities (Unit code: V-BSBINN301). For more information or to enrol, visit the co...
2016 Saints Alive
29 June 2016
The latest edition of Saints Alive is available now and carries the theme of ALC's 2016 annual appeal - Steps of faith. Through the pages of this magazine, you will: meet a sample of our student community - studying both on and off campus; join u...
Get up-to-date with the college's latest eNews
29 June 2016
From time to time, ALC, along with other agencies and departments of the Lutheran Church of Australia, sends out news of events and happenings via an eNews publication. The latest edition is out now. To subscribe to future editions, visit the LCA web...
Together with the teaching staff at Australian Lutheran College, Grassroots Training offers evening classes on a variety of topics each year. In 2016 evening classes will be run over the four Tuesdays in September. This year we have classes ru...
May Workshops - Register Now!
29 April 2016
Grassroots Training is running three workshops in May. One in South Australia - Equipping for Leadership (6-7 May) and two in Victoria - Equipping for Leadership (16-17 May) and Spiritual Resilience (18-19 May). To find out more and to register visit...
New ALC Board constituted
21 March 2016
At the commencement of the ALC Board of Director's first regular meeting for 2016, held on Friday, 18 March, Bishop John Henderson constituted the new Board. Office bearers were then duly elected at the company's Annual General Meeting held later in ...
The college has recently installed a new phone system. As a result of this upgrade, the college has been given a new phone and fax number. Staff extensions have also changed, which means that you are no longer able to dial a staff member using their ...
New Lecturer in Systematic Theology
29 February 2016
Pastor Richard Haar commenced work at ALC in semester 1 this year, having accepted the call of the Church to serve as lecturer in Systematic Theology. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Theology and a Master of Theology degree, with a major in...
View ALC's Opening Lecture
22 February 2016
The ALC opening lecture marks the beginning of each academic year. Open to the general public, this lecture provides ALC teaching staff with an opportunity to present information on a topic arising from their current or recent research. The 2016...
Registrations now open for Luther@500 Conference
16 February 2016
The Australian Lutheran Institute for Theology and Ethics (ALITE), in cooperation with the faculty of Australian Lutheran College (ALC), is hosting this international conference on the theology of Martin Luther to mark the 500th anniversary in 2017 o...
Thanks to a generous grant from the Lutheran Laypeople’s League (LLL), ALC is able to offer a limited number of scholarships to ALC students to attend the Luther@500 Conference in Melbourne from 28 June to 3 July 2016. These scholarships are av...
Opening Service and Lecture
5 February 2016
ALC invites you to attend the following events being held on Monday, 22 February 2016, which mark the beginning of a new academic year for the college. The day will begin with worship in the chapel at 9.00 am followed by the opening lecture at 9.30 a...
Needing accommodation in Adelaide this year?
11 January 2016
ALC's residential facility has vacancies available for 2016. For more information on this service and to download an application form, please refer to the 'residential' tab on this website.
Four new pastors ordained
9 December 2015
Four candidates were presented for ordination at Concordia College, Highgate, on Sunday, 6 December. Those ordained for service within the LCA were Matthew Bishop (assigned to Morley WA), Andrew Neumann (assigned to Lavington NSW), Geoff Schefe (assi...
Enrolments for 2016 now open
7 December 2015
ALC offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as the possibility of auditing individual units for interest rather than for assessment. ALC is a College of the University of Divinity (UD). For all higher education enrolment i...
2015 Adelaide Graduation Ceremony
7 December 2015
Guests and family members gathered to celebrate the graduation of 54 students (not all in attendance) from colleges across the University of Divinity, at the Adelaide Graduation ceremony held at Immanuel College on Friday, 4 December 2015. Graduates ...
In addition to its higher education offerings, ALC offers the Certificate IV in Christian Ministry & Theology (10433NAT) vocational education and training course through the Australian College of Ministries (ACOM) Network. Enrolments for 2016 a...
2016 Vicarage placements announced
21 October 2015
The following Vicarage placements were announced in chapel on 20 October. They are: • Valdis Andersons – Pastor Tim Kowald, St Andrews Lutheran Church – Fullarton Homes• Greg Bensted – Pastor Detlev Vosge...
Luther Bible 1551 edition
15 October 2015
Löhe Memorial Library is privileged to own a 1551 edition of the Luther Bible. During 2015 the Australian Lutheran Institute of Theology and Ethics sponsored a project to digitise the visually stunning handcrafted and hand-coloured woodcuts in t...
Death of Dr Meryl Jennings
7 September 2015
ALC emerita lecturer, Dr Meryl Jennings, died on 28 August 2015 after a lengthy battle with cancer. During her 10 years at ALC, Dr Jennings served as a lecturer within the School of Educational Theology and later also took on the added role of...
2015 Fritzsche Oration - Ties to ‘silver years’ hold strong
4 September 2015
Memories and connections to warm, distant places drew almost 90 people to the fourth annual Fritzsche Oration, held at Australian Lutheran College in Adelaide on a wet and cold August evening. In his welcoming remarks, Principal James Winderlich ask...
The ALC/Lay Ministry Germany Study Tour is now full
28 August 2015
The Germany Study Tour – organised by Australian Lutheran College and the LCA Lay Ministry department – now has 31 eager participants. The tour, beginning and ending in Neuendettelsau, Germany, will run from 1 July – 14 July 2016. T...
LTJ in 2015
11 May 2015
As the Luther Decade draws closer to its culmination in 2017, the ALC faculty journal, Lutheran Theological Journal (LTJ), is pleased to devote two editions this year to the theme of ‘Luther and the Bible’. At their invitation, the editor...
Home away from home
1 April 2015
At first, it did seem like a dream for Adeline from Calgary, Canada, to be living in Adelaide. But she’s pinched herself so many times now, she’s finally believing this is real. Adeline is studying dentistry, so she’s obviously not...
Where will your studies take you?
31 March 2015
God calls and prepares each of us for ministry in a different way. For Hanna Schulz, her calling to Bible translation came through contact with Wycliffe Bible Translators at a Lutheran Youth Australia event and was confirmed by six weeks in a remote ...
Appointment of Senior Librarian
24 February 2015
The college is pleased to announce the appointment of Shaun Lancaster as Senior Librarian. Shaun brings a wealth of experience to the position, in which he will oversee the running of the Lohe Memorial Library. His most recent experience is as the ma...
Latest eNews released
9 February 2015
Have you subscribed to ALC's eNews through the LCA website? If not, the latest edition of this electronic newsletter can be accessed via this link.
2015 Higher Education Workshop Calendar
5 January 2015
Throughout the academic year, ALC offers a series of workshops for higher education students. The aim of these workshops is to introduce students to a whole unit of study and to provide an overview of the material presented in the unit. A workshop be...
10 April 2014
The University of Divinity recently announced that a Graduation Ceremony will be held in Adelaide on Friday, 5 December for students of Australian Lutheran College. The ceremony will take place at 7.30pm. At this stage the venue is yet to be determin...
ALITE – a resource for the wider church
20 January 2014
Invited guests gathered at the college on 27 November 2013 to attend a promotional event for the Australian Lutheran Institute for Theology and Ethics (ALITE). The event provided an opportunity for ALC to engage LCA stakeholders in conversation about...
Presentation: Which Greek New Testament text do I choose?
13 July 2018
This presentation is being offered by emeritus Lutheran Pastor, Ray Schulz, who will speak at ALC in Lecture Room 1 on 13 July at 2pm.
Ray is a lifelong learner who has always had a particular interest in studying the Greek New Testament.
His presentation will answer the following questions:
7 August 2018
The first seminar for semester 2 will be presented by Professor Wendy Mayer and will be held at ALC in Lecture Room 1 on Tuesday, 7 August from 1.30-2.30pm. Her topic is: ‘John Chrysostom, the baptismal liturgy, and embodied mystagogy’.
For the presentation abstract and further details, see the flyer: ALC research seminar – 7 August
2018 Fritzsche Oration
17 August 2018
This annual event will be held at ALC on Friday, 17 August at 7.30pm in the Chapel.
ALC emeritus lecturer, Rev Dr Peter Lockwood, will give this year’s oration entitled: A small cog in a large wheel: the FRM’s bush courses in Central Australia in the context of the preparation and support of Indigenous church workers.
The presentation will take you inside the bush courses for Indigenous pastors and evangelists that are held three times a year in the remote communities of the Finke River Mission field of Central Australia. These bush courses are a small, but vital cog in the far larger wheel of training and supporting the LCA’s Indigenous church leaders. Starting with a brief history of the courses and a description of the typical bush course, this year’s oration will give you an insight into some of the perennial issues that vex the minds of the FRM support staff, the Indigenous church workers, and the FRM board. God willing, the issues will entertain your mind too because they inevitably morph into questions for the whole LCA to address, as it continues to grapple with the vital task of preparing Indigenous church leaders for their calling and supporting them in it.
Joint Postgraduate Research Seminar
20 August 2018
The next seminar will be held on 20 August 2018 in Lecture Room 1 at the college from 1.30 to 2.30pm. More details will be available closer to the date.
For more information, go to our research seminars page.
18 September 2018
This seminar will be held at ALC in Lecture Room 1 on Tuesday, 18 September from 1.30-2.30pm. Details regarding the presenter and topic will be released closer to the date.
13 November 2018
This seminar will be held at ALC in Lecture Room 1 on Tuesday, 13 November from 1.30-2.30pm. Details regarding the presenter and topic will be released closer to the date.
ALC Valedictory Service
16 November 2018
ALC's closing service for 2018 will be held in the college chapel on Friday 16 November at 9.00am. Holy Communion will be celebrated, and all are welcome to attend and stay on for morning tea.
30 November 2018
The University of Divinity will hold its Adelaide Graduation Ceremony on Friday 30 November 2018 at 7.30pm in the Immanuel College Chapel, Novar Gardens. Eligible students from all UD colleges may graduate at this ceremony.
Find out what makes ALC a great place to grow.