Lutheran Earthcare Australia and New Zealand (LECANZ) has been established to work across the Lutheran Church in Australia and New Zealand (LCA/NZ). Its role is to assist the LCA/NZ in fulfilling a resolution it made in 2015 at its General Convention of Synod.
The resolution states:
The LCA affirms that a prime responsibility of Christians is to be responsible stewards of creation and all life on the planet and encourages LCA members, congregations, groups and agencies to:
LECANZ has been given the following role as defined in its charter:
LECANZ reports to the Commission on Social and Bioethical Questions and operates through a Committee which is appointed by the Commission. The Committee consists of 5 members, one of which is a Pastor of the LCA/NZ. The current Committee members are: