The ALC Annual Appeal gives ALC an opportunity to share what we are doing in partnership with the LCA and beyond and lets you know how you can contribute towards our work.
The appeal is usually launched in May or June each year.
‘Stepping up, stepping forward’—our theme this year aptly describes ALC’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. These are extraordinary times and COVID-19 has rapidly changed many aspects of our everyday lives. One thing that has not changed in all of this is God’s steadfast love and mercy for us. Psalm 46:1 reminds us that God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. These are comforting words.
This year our appeal material is included in our Saints Alive magazine, where you can also read about: news of ALC’s new vocational discernment program Discover; how the pandemic has transformed our community and our vicars’ practicum experience; and, updates on how ALC is partnering with the Church to provide practical ministry training and research.
The past 12 months have seen a lot of new and exciting educational opportunities come out of ALC—including the recent launch of our very first online short course—none of which would have been possible without the financial support of our donors.
As ALC steps up and moves forward from the pandemic, will you step up and step forward with us? Will you partner with ALC in this year’s appeal? Your financial support for our College during these especially troubling times is vital and any gift you are able to give makes a difference and is received with joy and gratitude.
Your donations go directly to supporting the vocational preparation of pastors, teachers, lay workers and volunteers for congregations and schools, aged and community care services across Australia and New Zealand and all donations over $2.00 are tax-deductible. In the midst of all the uncertainty and changes taking place around us, ALC’s call to prepare servants of all kinds for the Church remains, because the Church needs these people now more than ever.
How can you help?
- Send us people to prepare
- Pray for us
Appeal donations are accepted all year round.