Sharing Stories on the Ordination of Women in the LCANZ

Sharing Stories on the Ordination of Women in the LCANZ

This site is a meeting place for people to hear stories about women’s ordination in the Lutheran Church of Australia/New Zealand. 

A place for the sharing of individuals’ personal journeys and dreams. A place for stories of melancholy, reflection, and aspiration.

But most of all this site is a place of hope, as we look towards the Word being preached and the sacraments administered by any called member of our church, regardless of gender.  

mission:

To help bring about the ordination of women in the LCANZ by the sharing personal stories and meditations.

Recent stories

Time To Say Farewell

Time To Say Farewell

Farewell, dear friends! I don’t mean you, dear reader, but this pile of papers sitting on my kitchen table. These are papers I’ve gathered since I first engaged with the LCANZ ‘ordination debate’, around the year 2000. There are theological papers, discussion guides...

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Mission statement:

To help bring about the ordination of women in the LCANZ by the sharing of personal stories and meditations.

Time To Say Farewell

Farewell, dear friends! I don’t mean you, dear reader, but this pile of papers sitting on my kitchen table. These are papers I’ve gathered since I first engaged with the LCANZ ‘ordination debate’, around the year 2000. There are theological papers, discussion guides...

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Time To Say Farewell

Farewell, dear friends! I don’t mean you, dear reader, but this pile of papers sitting on my kitchen table. These are papers I’ve gathered since I first engaged with the LCANZ ‘ordination debate’, around the year 2000. There are theological papers, discussion guides and details of events. There are papers for and against the ordination of women as well as men. There is good stuff in here, but it...

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Time To Say Farewell

Time To Say Farewell

Farewell, dear friends! I don’t mean you, dear reader, but this pile of papers sitting on my kitchen table. These are papers I’ve gathered since I first engaged with the LCANZ ‘ordination debate’, around the year 2000. There are theological papers, discussion guides...

“…but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

Romans 5:3-5

Resources & Connections

More Stories and Information:

Streams in the Desert Community website

Join the Streams in the Desert Community mailing list

Join the Support for Ordination of Women in the Lutheran Church of Australia Facebook group

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An open letter to the College of Bishops and the General Church Board of the LCANZ (vi)

Date: 30 May 2024 Dear Bishop Paul Smith, Assistant Bishop Neville Otto, Bishop Andrew Brook, Bishop Lester Priebbenow, Bishop Mark Vainikka, Bishop Peter Hage, Bishop Richard Schwedes; and members of the General Church Board Kim Baumeler, Paul Argyle, Charmaine Harch, Tim Wiebusch, Mel Zerner, Peter Zweck and Pastor Ben Hentschke, Christ’s grace and peace be with you. It has been very...

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Do you have a story you would like to share?

We would like to hear from you.

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