Amid the vast landscapes of Central Australia, thousands of kilometres of dusty red roads draw travellers towards distant hazy horizons. Along the way, there’s time to think. To wonder. To be. People who live amid the vast landscapes of the Red Centre often feel a deep connection with the wonder of creation. God can build on this spiritual openness to connect people with the message of Christ. After the Lutheran missionaries arrived at the Finke River in 1877, the Aboriginal people became gradually ready to hear the new stories about God the Creator, and his son Jesus Christ. Today there are around 7000 Aboriginal Lutherans in the heart of Australia.
New FRM Board chair Marcia Hoffmann shares her thoughts on her role so far.Read More
Before I came to Central Australia, Pastor Paul Albrecht gave me three pieces of advice. The first was to be kangkintja – a Western Arrarnta word for a kind and loving man. The second was to be a pastor and trust that people would soon get to know who I was and why I was there.Read More
In July 2023, a Finke River Mission teaching course was held at the community of Kintore/Walungurru, 500 kilometres west of Alice Springs. It was on ‘safe place’ issues and taught by Dave Biar from the Lutheran Church’s Professional Standards Department.Read More