22 August 2012
The upcoming retreat for education staff and students will be held at Nunyara Conference Centre, 5 Burnell Drive, Belair - approximately 10km south of the Adelaide CBD. The retreat will begin promptly at 9am and is expected to conclude around 3pm,following the celebration of Holy Communion.
What to bring:
Specific Ministry Pastors Workshop
10 August 2012
Monday 6 to Friday 10 August 2012
This workshop is part of the training program for Specific Ministry Pastors of the Lutheran Church of Australia.
The topic is rites and resources for Pastoral Care, led by Pastor Bob Kempe.
For enquiries, please contact Pastor Stephen Pietsch, acting head of the School of Pastoral Theology.
Evening Classes 2012
31 July 2012
A new year brings a fresh start. We are expanding and changing the focus of our evening classes to meet the needs of everyday people of the church, in new intentional ways.
Our new focus brings a change in name and ‘brand’. Grassroots Training connects with everyday people of the LCA and beyond through workshop delivery, personal development seminars, curriculum development and practical training.
We extend you a warm invitation to enrol in one, maybe even two of this year’s evening classes.
Find out more in the 2012 evening classes brochure and enrolment form.
Gotthard Fritzsche Oration
25 July 2012
The first ever 'Fritzsche Oration' will be held at ALC on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 at 3.30pm. Rev Dr Malcolm Bartsch will present 'Fifty years of Lutheran schooling: achievements, opportunities (missed opportunities?) and challenges.'
This annual event has been established by the Australian Lutheran Institute for Theology and Ethics in partnership with the LCA Board of Archives and Research in memory of Gotthard Fritzsche, who in the early 1840’s began a small college in Lobethal SA to provide theological education for pastors and teachers. The Fritzsche Oration commemorates Gotthard Fritzsche as the fore-runner of Lutheran theological education in Australia and highlights the contribution of the theologians of the church to the history of Australian Lutheranism.
To book, please contact reception on (08) 8267 7400. On the day of the event, please park on the street and enter the college grounds via the Ward Street entrance.
Queensland Award Presentation Cancelled
10 June 2012
Due to insufficient numbers, the award presentation planned for Sunday, 10 June 2012 will not go ahead.
The presentation was scheduled to take place as part of the closing service of the Queensland Synod.
Queensland students who have not yet been in touch with the college, should contact the Student Records Coordinator to make alternative arrangements for receiving their awards.
Leading Ministry Teams Workshop
1 June 2012
A two day workshop in the Barossa Valley on Friday, 1 and Saturday, 2 June from 9am - 5pm. To find out more about this workshop or to register online, please visit the Grassroots Training web page.
Toolkit for Ministry
19 May 2012
A two day workshop in Victoria over two consecutive Saturdays (19 & 26 May) from 9am to 5pm. To find out more about these workshops or to register, please visit the Grassroots Training web page.
16 May 2012
Lecturing staff, students of the college and their spouses, will gather together at Semaphore Lutheran Church on Wednesday, 16 May from 9am to 3pm to attend the Semester 1 Retreat.
Following is the schedule for the day:
Workshops for Specific Ministry Pastors
14 May 2012
Register now for workshops sheduled for 14-18 May 2012.
These workshops will focus on 'Preaching Lectionary Readings for Year B' and will be conducted by a team of teaching staff, including current ALC staff and those recently retired.
Each session will be structured on a ‘text to exegesis to preaching ideas’ basis with the added opportunity for SMP attendees to sit in on some lectures with ALC students and join in other activities including chapel, care group and fellowship times.
To obtain a registration form and further details please contact Larissa Helbig at the National Office on (08) 8267 7300.
The full timetable will be forwarded by Larissa Helbig closer to the workshop, but at this stage the starting time for each day is 8.30am, other than Monday which will commence at 9am, and finish at 5pm. The exceptions are Wednesday when the last session will be completed at approximately 3.45pm and on Friday when the workshop ends at 12.30pm.
The next round of SMP Workshops will be held at ALC from 6-10 August 2012. More information will be available closer to the date.
Free Lectures in March
29 March 2012
Wednesday 7th March 2012, 12:10–1:00 pm
‘The Debate between Spencer and Strehlow on the Aboriginal Belief in the Existence of God’
John Strehlow (author of ‘The Tale of Frieda Keysser’)
Tuesday 13th March 7:30–9:00 pm
‘Millennials: Who are they and what does this mean? An interactive presentation that outlines and describes various characteristics of the millennial generation and the implications of those characteristics for the church as it ministers to and with these young adults.
Associate Professor Paul Schoepp, Concordia University College, Alberta, Canada
Wednesday 28th March 12:10–1:00 pm
‘Luther’s Central Insights for Today’
Professor Hans Schwarz, Regensburg University, Germany (emeritus)
If you are attending any of these lectures, please park on the street and enter the college grounds on foot via the Ward Street entrance. From there you will see signage directing you to the location of the lecture.
For enquiries please phone (08) 8267 7400
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