Lutheran Services begins when a congregation of the Lutheran Church in Queensland opens Salem Lutheran Rest Home in Toowoomba. This furlough house offers respite for returning missionaries working in Papua New Guinea.
A second Rest Home – the Tabeel Lutheran rest home – opens in Laidley.
Responding to growing need across south east Queensland, two synods work together to offer more services. Congregations establish seven new aged care services, five disability services and four Regional Extended Family Centres.
More aged care services are established across south east Queensland, and services for people with disabilities are also created.
A full-time Welfare Committee Coordinator is appointed to manage the growing number and types of services. Mary & Martha’s begins offering shelter for families fleeing violence.
As regulation of the aged care sector becomes more complex, and market forces increase, Lutheran Community Care is established to provide uniformity of governance, manage risk and free members to serve.
Our vision for the future is clear. Lutheran Services will continue to advance the dreams and hard work of our founding congregations by expanding our reach into communities and areas with the most need. At Lutheran Services, we unconditionally welcome all. We exist to serve. It is how we bring our Christian faith to life.
Experienced enough to deliver. Small enough to care. Supporting individuals and communities since 1935.
After 80+ years serving Queenslanders, Lutheran Services is there for you.