The Lutheran Study Centre (LSC) has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, under the theme, “Standing together side by side and striving together for the Gospel”. The theme described the aspirations and objective which the LSC has had in place since its inauguration on 9 March 2012. The LSC was established by the Federation of the […]
The Lutheran Study Centre (LSC) has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, under the theme, “Standing together side by side and striving together for the Gospel”. The theme described the aspirations and objective which the LSC has had in place since its inauguration on 9 March 2012.
The LSC was established by the Federation of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Malaysia and Singapore (FELCMS), together with the Lutheran Church of Australia. The idea to establish the LSC was mooted by Dr Victor Pfitzner, on the sidelines of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Asia Leaders Conference. Dr Vic had observed that most pastors serving in FELCMS member churches had been trained in ecumenical seminaries and therefore had been given limited opportunity and exposure to the distinctive Lutheran theological and confessional perspective. Dr Vic’s idea of the LSC was strongly supported by the other Lutheran leaders who were present at the conference.
The priority of the LSC is to strengthen the Lutheran confessional identity among the Lutheran Churches in Malaysia, Singapore and neighbouring countries. The LSC is committed to:
– providing Lutheran identity training programs in churches and seminaries,
– serving as a centre for research programs and post-graduate studies in Lutheran theology,
– providing library resources and study materials for use in regional churches, and
– networking with other regional and international Lutheran study centres in order to share publications, resources, ideas and technology.
We thank our heavenly Father for the bishops who have supported and promoted this work and for the directors and staff who have tirelessly served to bring this to fruition. We are thankful for those who have financially supported LSC including Dr Martin Albrecht, as well as for all the recipients of the teaching and resources produced at the LSC and who now serve in the name of Jesus throughout Malaysia, Singapore and beyond.
Dr Wilfred John Samuel and Rev Joefrerick Ating continue to build on the solid foundation that was established for the LSC. The reach of this ministry has extended well beyond the Lutheran churches, as well as the borders of Malaysia and Singapore! It is a great joy that we have the privilege of playing a small role in supporting this remarkable ministry to the glory of God.
We pray that the LSC continues to shine the light of Christ brightly into the churches of Southeast Asia, that they might be strengthened to bring forgiveness and peace in the name of Jesus, everywhere they serve.
The official LSC website was also launched during the 10th Anniversary Thanksgiving Celebration. Please click on this link to view the website: https://lutheranstudycentre.org
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