History of Concordia
The congregation was formed in 1980 by a number of wonderful people who worked hard to establish a new church in the rapidly growing Northern Suburbs – aided greatly by the WA District of the Lutheran Church. After meeting in a school for four years, and after indefatigable efforts by that early group – funds were raised and the present building was erected in 1985
A number of those people are still part of our Congregation and they have seen (and sometimes endured!) a lot of change, as we have been changed from being a family where the Pastor had to do almost everything, to being a family where that load is shared!
In the beginning, we were a pretty ‘normal’ Lutheran church of the time, but with a more modern building! We used hymn books and sung liturgy was part of the worship service. At that time the Pastor (Pastor Schultz) was always clothed in formal robes . . . and services were somewhat formal – and were always completed in the due time – 1 hour. We only had the church building so the ‘Sunday School’ took place after the service in the church.
Under Pastor Kevin Helbig – who served as our Pastor from 1985 to 2007, we came to learn about the gifts of the Spirit – and there was a genuine desire to seek more of these. It was the era of the Vineyard fellowships and a Spiritual awakening in the wider church. We continue to be a church seeking to be all that we should be in the power of the Holy Spirit
The Congregational Ministry Team was formed in 2001 so that the Leadership structure had a two-part focus – the administrative aspects of being a church (Church Council) and the ministry aspects (CMT).
With a new Constitution in 2007, Concordia Lutheran Church became an incorporated body as a not for profit organisation.
Our current Pastor, Milo Velebir came to Concordia in 2007. Ps Milo has encouraged us to grow in our love of God’s Word and our love for those who don’t yet know the good news about Jesus. Ps Milo left Concordia in July 2017 to become a Naval Chaplain. We welcome Ps Michael Rudolph as our new pastor in January 2019.
In 2016 Concordia Lutheran Church hosted a successful Holy Spirit conference open to the Christian Churches. Congrgational members have attended Holy Spirit conferences in Toowoomba 2015 and Mt Barker 2016. A Holy spirit conference is planned at Concordia for April 2017.
We have a very vibrant Junior Church and Youth that have a heart for Jesus.A paid part-time Youth Worker is employed by the Church to work with others in Junior Church on Sunday and Youth on Friday nights.
Small Groups are encouraged and include those having a regular bible study, devotional/study, Young Adults, musicians for worship etc.
Large groupings include a craft group that meet on a Tuesday for craft activities and spiritual imput.