More than 110 people took part in Australian Lutheran College’s (ALC) inaugural Festival of Learning in February, which offered short courses both online and on-campus.

The majority of the 113 registered participants favoured a remote-learning experience and many sampled ALC’s academic program for the first time.

Due to the hybrid approach used to bring people together, the five-day festival was open to anyone, anywhere. The event also provided a platform for several LCANZ Local Mission departments – Grow Ministries, New & Renewing Churches and Lutheran Media – to deliver training.

Later in February, the ALC community marked the start of a new academic year with staff and students gathering for the opening service. Physical-distancing measures meant attendance this year was restricted to members of the campus-based community, but the service was also live-streamed for the benefit of ALC’s distributed learners.

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