50th Regular LCAQD Convention of Synod

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2018   1-3 June St John’s Bundaberg

2019   31 May, 1-2 June  Metropolitan City

2020   5-7 June Regional City

2021   4-6 June Metropolitan City

2022   10-12 June Regional City

 

 

 

Grace Lutheran College, Rothwell

Cnr Anzac & Mewes Road, Rothwell (click map for Google Maps)

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Grace Lutheran Congregation

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Since 1945 Lutheran Christians have been functioning as a Church on the Redcliffe Peninsula. Today Grace Congregation consists of a worshipping community which uses 2 worship centres and normally averages about 120 worshippers per Sunday.

The 2 worship centres are the Grace Lutheran Church at Clontarf (morning services) and the Grace Lutheran College Chapel at Rothwell (evening services).

Grace Lutheran Primary School is across the road from the Church. The Pastor and some members also conduct chapel time each week with children at the Grace Lutheran Creche and Kindergarten, which caters for 120 children daily.

In addition to worship the congregation has a regular programme of activities including Home Groups, Men’s Shed, Fellowship events, some Youth activities, an active Care Group, Pastor’s Class and other short-term Adult Education Sessions, plus the required committees and meeting to keep things going.

We see ourselves as a Christian community who love and enjoy worshipping and learning together, who share a warm spirit of care and concern for each other, and change with a spirit of openness and resolve to do what is best for God and his Church.

Grace Congregation in conjunction with Grace Lutheran College, Grace Lutheran Primary School and Grace Lutheran Creche and Kindergarten are pleased to host this year’s District Synod. We look forward to meeting you and making you feel welcomed through our fantastic members.

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Grace Lutheran College Rothwell

Established in 1978, Grace Lutheran College is a Christian co-educational secondary school based in Rothwell and Caboolture. The College is committed to the holistic development of young people in an environment where they feel happy, valued and can develop naturally.

grace_roth_hr-12.resizedGrace caters for a wide range of students providing over 50 subject and 100 co-curricular options; well-regarded academic enrichment and learning support programs; quality teachers and courses, and Christ-centred pastoral care.

A strong academic focus is maintained with 80% of Grace students studying subjects that lead to university, 20% above the average in the region. A Vocational Education Department coordinates a range of certificate courses, school-based traineeships and access to state-of-the-art Trades Skills Centre.

Grace has a fine reputation in sport, performing arts, visual arts, film and TV, debating and other co-curricular activities. Grace fields 90 co-curricular sporting teams who often achieve at the highest level while over 20 performing arts ensembles perform and tour regularly.

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A great strength of the College is its emphasis on pastoral care, whereby students are known as individuals and nurtured in the community.  A highlight is the College’s Outdoor Education program in Year 10 where students spend four weeks at Googa, a former forestry camp near Blackbutt. Self-reliance, challenge and personal spiritual development are three main aims.  Through Googa, camps at most year levels, Christian Studies, Career and Work Experience programs and a range of service opportunities, students are encouraged to identify and develop their gifts but not for themselves alone. They are also encouraged to make a worthwhile contribution to local and global communities.

Grace students are known in the community for their character, friendliness and employability, displaying The Grace Way with grit, growth and grace.

Advice to Delegates and Congregations

Congregations are encouraged to ensure delegates bring a Synod Offering with them. There will be a Friday night function and a Saturday night dinner. Invoices for delegates are issued to Congregations and Colleges for their delegate entitlement. Payment of the delegate invoice does NOT mean a delegate has been registered to attend. Delegates must go on-line to register that they will attend and indicate meals, book of reports, elective and other requirements they may have. Where a congregation is unable to send delegate protocol requires Congregation Chairs to submit an apology to Secretary DCC. This can be done using the on-line registration system. Everyone is important. The Convention will be conducted within the Grace Lutheran College hall. It will be equipped with wifi. Telstra and Optus mobile coverage is approximately 3 bars. It is recommended you download the book of reports onto your iPad or tablet in advance of convention. For those who like the paper version, hard copies may be purchased on the on-line registration system however, the lead time for printing and post means orders close about 30 days in advance of Convention. Reports will typically be well over 300 pages A4 size in length.