51st Regular LCAQD Convention of Synod

St John’s Bundaberg Qld, 1-3 June 2018





Synod Date Claimers

    2019   31 May-2 June, Metropolitan City

    2020   5-7 June, Regional City

    2021   4-6 June, Metropolitan City

    2022   10-12 June, Regional City

Synod 2018 Location


Address: 30 George Street, Bundaberg 4670

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Synod 2018 Campus


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Synod 2018 Brief

Saturday Night Dinner Function – Guest Speaker 

Noel Pearson - Saturday Night Dinner Function – Guest Speaker

Noel Pearson is one of Australia’s leading thinkers. He comes from the Guugu Yimidhirr community of Hope Vale on south eastern Cape York Peninsula, and is the primary architect of the Cape York Agenda.
Noel is a history and law graduate from the University of Sydney. In 1990, Noel co-founded the Cape York Land Council. Three years later, following the Mabo decision of the High Court of Australia, he played a key part in negotiating the Native Title Act 1993 with the Federal Government.
Noel was pivotal in helping establish sister organisations Apunipima Health Council, Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation, Indigenous Enterprise Partnerships, the Cape York Institute, and Cape York Partnerships.
Noel’s goal is to enable Cape York’s Indigenous people to have the capacity to choose the life they have reason to value by reinstating the rights of Aboriginal people to take responsibility for their lives. Noel is a sought-after speaker, influences public policy debate and Government deliberations, and has dedicated his life to the cause of Indigenous empowerment.


About the Congregation.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bundaberg, is a community of Christians “Celebrating Life in Jesus, Growing in Faith, Sharing his Love”.  We are a member congregation of the Lutheran Church of Australia.  The congregation was established in 1877 and has a long and rich history of worship, service, nurture and witness within the Bundaberg community.


World Day of Prayer Service with School Choir


We welcome persons of all ages, stages and backgrounds to our Sunday worship services and into the life of our community of faith.  A range of small groups also exist for friendship, care and spiritual support of our members and friends, and large fellowship events are held from time to time.

We have a vibrant ministry to children, youth and their families and have an organised system of community care which supports those who are aged, homebound or hospitalised.

In addition, we have a special relationship with Gracehaven, an aged care facility that was originally established by the congregation (now operated by Churches of Christ Care).  A weekly Sunday morning service is provided for residents of Gracehaven.

We also have a special link with St. John’s Lutheran Primary School, which is immediately adjacent to the church building.  Our congregational Pastor is also the School Pastor.

Our Children’s Ministry includes K motion, ROC Youth, Thank Goodness Its’ Fifth Friday and Sprouts Kids Club. Women in the Congregation meet regularly through the Ladies Guild, St John’s Sisterhood and Crafty Ladies; and the men get together the first Friday of each month for Shed Men.

The Opportunity Shop provides a valuable resource for the congregation and the wider community and recently featured in our local News Mail as a community treasure.

Each year the church participates in the community Pageant of Lights and for the last two years in Bethlehem Live, a pre- Christmas church community representation of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus birth. Other highlights for 2017 were a visit by the Watoto Choir, a Roughcut Men’s Seminar to help build our men’s ministry, dinners to support our migrant community, our school graduation service, and St John’s Carols Night.

In short St John’s is a vibrant Lutheran Congregation serving our congregation members and reaching out in the local Community.

See the wide range of activities within St John’s on our web page at https://www.stjohnsbundy.org.au/ and on St John’s Lutheran Church, Bundaberg-Facebook

About the Primary School. 

St John’s Lutheran Primary School is a Prep to Year 6 co-educational day school located in central Bundaberg. Founded in 1978, our small school has established a reputation for delivering excellent education in a caring Christian environment.

We are a fully accredited school, operate under the guidance of Lutheran Education Queensland and are a member of Independent Schools Queensland.

Situated beside our namesake Church we also have a Queensland Lutheran Early Childhood Service (QLECS) Kindergarten adjacent to the School where many of our students begin their educational journey. Our facilities include: a large, multi-purpose, modern hall; safe playgrounds; a modern library; sensory gardens; music rooms; a tuckshop; and a magnificent mango tree under which many students enjoy their lunch.

All students benefit from: our national curriculum; safe use of technology; exciting sports and cultural days; our biannual concert; and the guiding principles of our Christian framework.

Students learn respect and value for others as they in turn are respected and valued. They are taught the foundational understanding of the Christian faith, as understood by the Lutheran Church of Australia.

When parents meet our teachers for the first time they are genuinely impressed with the respect, care and attention they give children. It is often a determining factor as to why our school is chosen over others.

School Principal, Chris Mallett, is Bundaberg raised and has great rapport with staff, parents and students. He is focused on making St John’s the best place for primary education in Bundaberg.

Learn more about our school at https://stjohnsbundaberg.qld.edu.au/ or on St John’s Lutheran Primary School-Facebook.

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