St Peter’s Lutheran Church, Indooroopilly hosted the ALL SAINTS women’s ordination conference this last weekend. Around 60 LCA members from Qld, Vic and S.A. attended with many pastors.
It seems in Qld that LCA membership quietly ignores the decrees that emanate from certain offices in S.A. Women regularly preach in a number of churches (which also happens, by necessity, in various congregations around Australia), and women fill various LCA positions as chaplains and counsellors, serving God who showers grace upon grace. Up until now, Qld has had many women and men supportive of women’s ordination but no group or congregation that found hope enough to form a group to take action about the way women are excluded from pastoral leadership in our Church.
That has changed! Stand-by for action.
While we respect those who don’t support women’s ordination, we don’t support their wish to impose their minority will on the rest of the Church. We are a mature and broad Church that can tolerate diversity under the Confessions. We will not tolerate narrow thinking that excludes people who may be different to the mythical orthodox Lutheran.