Caring for one another requires a little effort from us. It's something we need to choose to do. It's love in action. It's what we are called to do as Christians.
The Professional Standards Department was established by the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) to assist all those who engage with our church to care for one another. There is a Professional Standards Officer in every district of the LCA, including South Australia and the Northern Territory.
The Professional Standards Department:
- Coordinates Safe Church Training
- Develops and maintains policies, procedures and other resources relating to appropriate behaviour and safe ministry environments
- Will support congregations and ministry groups to implement healthy and safe practices under the Safety Management System
- Will give assistance in determining the most suitable steps when a complaint is made to ensure compliance with the biblical principles of reconciliation and the principles of natural justice