by Verena Johnson

The LCANZ’s Church Worker Support Department (CWS) is excited to announce the launch of a new learning hub that can be accessed through Australian Lutheran College’s (ALC) iLearn online learning environment.

The hub has been developed by CWS in partnership with ALC.

The LCA Learning Hub is designed to provide church members with information, training, links and resources on a broad range of subjects that are essential and relevant for congregations, parishes and their leaders. It replaces the Congregational Leadership Training package but is much more comprehensive and wide-ranging in the topics and subject matter it covers.

In developing the learning hub, we tried to address all of the questions congregations and parishes are asking, as well as any information they may be seeking. There is a base level of information included on each topic, but what makes this hub so useful are the extensive resources provided to assist leaders and the links that are included for those wanting further information.

We have tried to make the LCA Learning Hub as user-friendly as possible by including a short introductory video on how to navigate it as well as a handy master index.

Two new training courses also have been included through the learning hub – the ‘Workplace Health and Safety Training’ and ‘Managing Mental Health’ courses.

Check out this valuable and helpful new learning hub, which can be accessed at – see ‘Who can access it?’ for more details.

Verena Johnson is a Church Worker Support officer.

What they say about the LCA Learning Hub

‘My initial reaction was relief that the LCA was committed to implementing ongoing training, accessed through eLearning. Well done to you and the team setting it up. It has a professional feel about it and was easy to understand.’

– Wendy W, Gawler SA

Who can access it?

People who have had previous access to the Congregational Leadership Training will have automatic access to the new LCA Learning Hub.

Those with an LCA email and LCA portal access can simply go to the ALC iLearn page and log in using their LCA email and password. Others will need to contact CWS ( or 08 8267 7300) for an enrolment key which will enable them to enrol and log in using an email and password that they will then set up.

Hopes for the hub

CWS Department Manager Dr Chris Materne says: ‘While our team couldn’t get out to visit congregations in 2020, we worked hard to compile the resources and information now accessible via this new hub. Our prayer is that it will support all those in leadership across the church as they navigate an increasingly complex compliance and training landscape.’

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