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2020 Annual Appeal launched

Principal James Winderlich has launched ALC’s 2020 appeal by way of a video message, calling on members of the LCA/NZ to support the vocational training and preparation of people for service in Christ’s mission.

Stepping up, stepping forward’—the theme for this appeal 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,’ said Pastor Winderlich.

‘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 also remains unchanged. The Church needs these people now more than ever.’

Your donations help fund ongoing operations at the College including its existing education programs and new training initiatives, and will directly support the vocational preparation of pastors, teachers, lay workers and volunteers for congregations and schools, aged and community care services across Australia and New Zealand.

Due to current restrictions and the need to streamline processes, ALC’s 2020 Annual Appeal material is included in our Saints Alive magazine, where you can also read about: news of ALC’s new 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. Saints Alive is being distributed with the June edition of The Lutheran and hard copies are also available upon request—email:

Your financial support for ALC 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. All donations over $2.00 are tax-deductible and those received by 30 June may be claimed in this financial year.

There are many ways you can donate to ALC. Donate online using your debit or credit card, or see donations for other options.