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LTJ call for contributions - order of the ministry issue

Lutheran Theological Journal (LTJ), the tri-annual publication of the ALC teaching staff, explores and applies the tradition of the church in ways that are fresh and that engage the issues of today. Themed issues of LTJ create collections of papers on specific topics and frequently, these issues consist of invited manuscripts written specifically to focus on current issues relevant to the LCANZ.

Preparations are underway for the August edition of LTJ which will focus on the future ordering of ministry in the LCANZ—a current topic of conversation largely inspired by the changes that many Lutheran congregations have been experiencing, including the introduction of licensed lay preachers in congregations, lay chaplains in schools and the ongoing conversation surrounding the ordination of both women and men.

Whether you serve the Lutheran Church in a congregational, school, aged care, indigenous or community care setting, ALC invites all church workers to send in short contributions (rather than formal articles) that offer a variety of thoughts and perspectives on the theme, ‘What might the ordered ministry look like in the contemporary changing contexts of the LCANZ’. Submissions will be accepted until 1 July 2022.

The hope is that contributions will assist in exploring new and alternative ways of training people for ministry in the Church, that are responsive to the numerous challenges that we are currently facing in the LCANZ.

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