Government censuses indicate that about 250,000 Australians and New Zealanders identify as Lutheran. In practice, though, the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA), which includes the Lutheran Church of New Zealand (LCNZ), is a relatively small Christian denomination, with about 60,000 regular worshippers. By contrast, the worldwide Lutheran Church, with just over 70 million adherents, is the second largest non-Catholic church (and largest Protestant church) in the world.
The Lutheran Church has been in New Zealand for over 150 years. We are a small church with congregations spread throughout New Zealand. In the 1800s many arrived in New Zealand from Germany and Scandinavia. Many more arrived from Europe following World War II. Since the 1990s there has been an influx of people from Africa, Asia, and many other parts of the world.
The Lutheran Laymen's League of New Zealand, popularly called the 'LLL', is an auxiliary of the Lutheran Church of New Zealand. The LLL was formed over 50 years ago to give people the opportunity to lend their savings to the Church to assist the LCNZ with loans and grants to fund mission and ministry.
Happyland is a safe online game developed by Lutheran Media for children aged 4 - 7. It’s fun, safe, and free!
I've just checked out www.happyland.com.au for the first time in ages. It's excellent!! Barb, South Australia
Children can create and change their own character and explore Happyland. They’ll meet the residents and join in with games and activities.
With passion for the church and for the world
The LWF is a global communion of 144 churches in the Lutheran tradition, representing over 72 million Christians in 79 countries.
We strive to put our faith into action within and beyond the communion, and seek God’s Word and Spirit to guide us.
This action takes a variety of forms from theological reflection and dialogue with other churches and faiths, to deepening relationships, sharing about our faith, serving those in need and advocating for a more just, peaceful and reconciled world.
We share a vision, purpose and values. We work to strengthen our relationships and build an inclusive, respectful communion.
We are on a common journey of renewal shaped and enriched by the different contexts we live in.
Australian Lutheran World Service is the overseas aid and resettlement agency of the Lutheran Church of Australia. It operates under a constitution approved by the General Synod of the LCA, and is consistent with the objects of the LCA Constitution.
Lutheran Media began in 1945 as the Lutheran Hour. In 1983 we became known as Face to Face. Face to Face continues to share messages of hope and the good news of Jesus Christ on more than 700 radio stations.
We are constantly researching, developing, and using contemporary and popular media to reach out to more and more people.
We continue to produce contemporary outreach messages and resources that are giving real hope and making a difference in the lives of many Australians and people around the world.
Lutheran Media is a mission arm of the Lutheran Church of Australia, where love comes to life. We work closely with the church and its departments and congregations.
Grow Ministries - formerly known as The Board for Child, Youth and Family Ministry (BCYFM) exists to support a vision for children, youth and family ministry in the LCA. It is a point of reference and resource for the wider church by researching and developing child, youth and family ministry resources, along with equipping and encouraging districts and congregations in their ministry to children, youth and families.