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ALC supports development of young LCA leaders

Serving in partnership with the LCA is vitally important to ALC.

ALC staff recently joined the Grow Ministries team to support leadership development in the LCA and beyond. James Winderlich (ALC Principal) and Emma Graetz (Director of VET) provided two full days of training that focussed on Christian faith and tradition, and leadership skills development. Eleven young people were sent by their local congregations and communities to this week long Grow Ministries event. Four of those young people came from different Lutheran communities in Myanmar (formerly Burma).

In his session, James challenged the young leaders to think about their own identities as gifts that have been developed over 2000 years of Christian tradition. Our identities as followers and co-servants of Jesus Christ have amazing depth and breadth. They are much, much more than the hastily created identities that we construct for our social media environments. During her full day of training, Emma focussed on critical skills for effective Christ-centred, servant leadership.

ALC deeply values the close relationships that we share with other parts of the LCA. As a community of faith we are challenged to open ourselves to each other as we serve together in God’s mission.