Through our Mission Outreach Grants (MOGs), LLL is supporting the church to reach wider communities through fellowship in-person and online. While MOGs were only awarded in Queensland in 2022, LLL encourages congregations in all districts to apply for future mission outreach funding through their district office.
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Aiming to redevelop an under-used area at the rear of its church and upgrade its kitchen, St John’s Lutheran Church in Emerald received $12,500 for its ‘multipurpose and fellowship area’ project.
The congregation will use the grant to create a highly functional, professional gathering space.
Using Galatians 5:13 as inspiration, where LLL encourages people to ‘Serve One Another in Love’, the church will develop a brand and logo honouring this message.
The space will initially be used for Sunday School and pastoral care, with new kitchen facilities used to host café-style gatherings and events for the local community, youth, parents, students and the nearby kindergarten.
Although small in size, St John’s new multipurpose area will be mighty, strengthening local community connections.
Recognising the importance of reaching a wider audience online, Beyond Church has been awarded $12,500 for its ‘Hybrid Church’ project.
Beyond Church began in 2014 over a cup of coffee, where a small group of leaders from Living Faith Lutheran Church, Murrumba Downs, gathered to pray and dream about mission in their community.
The Church is developing a hybrid model to seamlessly integrate physical and digital church attendance and reach families who may be disengaged from traditional settings.
The project will leverage new and emerging technologies to deliver traditional Sunday worship and provide the community with opportunities to engage and explore spiritual questions at other times.
Beyond Church grew its capacity for sharing elements of Sunday worship online during COVID-19. A hybrid church model offers a sense of belonging within a digital community, integrated into all areas of life on a daily basis.
Images: ministry and ministry leaders of Beyond Church and Ross Smith, LLL Australia CEO, congratulates Colin and Christine Pukallus (centre and left in the photo) from St John's Lutheran Church, Emerald. Right of Colin is Gary Fulton from Living Faith Lutheran Church, Murrumba Downs, who was also congratulated while accepting the MOG on behalf of Beyond Church Plant.
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