From Friday 2 September to Sunday 4 September the 2022 Churchwide Young Adult Forum was held at Nunyara Conference Centre in Adelaide, South Australia.
24 young adults from Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia came together to hear about and discuss the issues that our church currently faces and to learn the function of Synod.
It was a wonderful weekend full of new friends and conversations, learning and obtaining a deeper insight into how the LCANZ functions.
Worship - Pastor James Winderlich
What is Synod? Nigel Long
What are the major issues to be discussed at Synod in 2023? Brett Hausler (CEO)
Why has our Church been discussing who can be ordained as a pastor for over 20 years? Bishop Paul Smith
Public Theology - Nick Schwarz
Learning about the work of the LCANZ – Leaders of the LCA
Lutheran Media - Richard Fox
A Conversation with Bishop Paul
Open Forum discussion
WHAT WAS THE BEST THING ABOUT ATTENDING THE FORUM?
Getting the chance to ask questions to people you don't normally have easy contact with and hearing the other young adults opinions and hearts. | Emma SA
It was good to hear the wisdom and experiences of others. It took a lot of the sourness I had when I think about the future of the church. It was great to see that our church has many people who are switched on and aware of the problems and challenges we face. We are blessed that Bishop Paul is an even keel and a great disciple to have leading the church. To me it was a good reminder that no matter what happens in the future, the church can and will prevail. I think it was also a spur to action as I was finding out about a lot of the things the church does for the first time. So I will try to help communicate the great resources and support we have available to others in my congregation and beyond! | John SA
The weekend helped me realise that I am better equipped to support my congregation than I initially believed. | Luke WA
Look out for further highlights in upcoming Lutherans.