Australian Lutheran College is a diverse learning community, committed to learning for life, providing excellence in theological education and training that prepares tomorrow's leaders in church and community.
A pathway-focused theological educator, we provide a distinctive Lutheran theology within the wider Christian tradition. Our graduates are equipped to think imaginatively about issues that affect life in the church and the contemporary world.
We welcome students of all ages, offering high-quality learning and teaching to prepare our students to be effectual workers and leaders who bring life and renewal in the context they serve. You will learn from teachers who care about students, the mission of the church, and the ministries to which people are called.
Come and join us on a transformative, enjoyable, empowering journey of discovery.
Reverend James WinderlichPrincipal
Australian Lutheran College
Australian Lutheran College (ALC) is the tertiary education provider of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA). Its task is to serve the LCA through the preparation and ongoing education of people for service in the church and the world. ALC has enjoyed the unequivocal support of the LCA throughout its existence.
The theological position of ALC is that of the LCA as contained in the confessional paragraph of its constitution. All our theology has its beginning and centre in the gospel of Jesus Christ, the good news that God accepts sinners unconditionally and forgives them because of Christ. This central teaching of Scripture is spelt out most clearly in the doctrine of justification by faith, which has always been foundational for the Lutheran Church. This states that people, alienated from God because of sin, are put right with God (or justified) through faith in Christ. The Lutheran Church holds that the doctrine of justification is the proper key to unlocking the message of the Scriptures.