How God uses
our journeys
How God uses
our journeys

Highly awarded publication

The Lutheran is one of the most highly awarded publications within the Australasian Religious Press Association and we’re very proud of it.

God’s love comes
to life

The Lutheran reveals how God’s love comes to life in the families, congregations and communities of the LCA/NZ.

Honest stories of our people

The Lutheran tells the stories of our people in the church with profound honesty and frankness – there’s no glossing over the tough issues.

Featured Stories

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A shepherd’s path

Each year in The Lutheran, we introduce the wider church to the newest pastors of the LCANZ, including their work and family backgrounds and their call to the ministry. And God uses their experiences for his kingdom as they serve in our congregations, schools, care settings, or district or churchwide ministries.
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‘A privilege’: Executive Director to leave ALWS in 2022

Jamie Davies, Executive Director of Australian Lutheran World Service, says it has been a privilege to shepherd the organisation through some exciting changes for more than three years. She will be leaving ALWS early next year.
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Sharing the love and Joy of music

Joy Mules was about three years old when she caught the music bug. By 14 she was playing the piano for Sunday school and her pastor encouraged her to take a turn to play for the worship service, a gift she has continued to share for the past 70 years.

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Multitasking made manageable!

Even while preparing for the launch of the LCANZ’s new Christian Care Sunday resources last month, project officer Anna Kroehn was able to keep in touch with news and views from around the church, thanks to the online convenience of The Lutheran’s digital edition. Developed from a proposal to the 2018 Convention of General Synod, the Christian Care Sunday project has gathered resources to help congregations celebrate, honour and bless people engaged in care. You can learn more on page 13 and at – and you can subscribe to The Lutheran’s digital edition, give it as a gift or register for free digital access as an existing print subscriber at

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What subscribers say about The Lutheran

‘I love the way The Lutheran openly proclaims the gospel as it should be, encouraging and uplifting all readers that our God calls and gifts us for his purposes in his kingdom. I’m excited to hear diverse stories of our own people where the life-giving love of God is embraced and put into practice!’

I’m one of the older generation but, I hope these days with a renewed understanding and vision for ’the Church’. I consider The Lutheran is a very valuable resource to assist our daily walk going forward.

I enjoy reading about all the various ministries initiatives happening around Australia, New Zealand and beyond which I may not ever hear about if it wasn’t for The Lutheran.

Our copy of The Lutheran arrived today and I would like you to know how much we appreciate reading it. You present the lifesaving power of the gospel. You present such a positive church which is encouraging us to keep supporting people.

About Us

As the magazine of the Lutheran Church of Australia (incorporating the Lutheran Church of New Zealand), The Lutheran informs the members of the LCA about the church’s teaching, life, mission and people, helping them to grow in faith and commitment to Jesus Christ.

The Lutheran also provides a forum for a range of opinions, which do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editor or the policies of the Lutheran Church of Australia. The Lutheran is a member of the Australasian Religious Press Association and as such subscribes to its journalistic and editorial codes of conduct.

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