Current Vacancies   

Bush Church Aid welcomes enquiries from committed Christians who wish to explore whether they have the convictions, gifts and character to serve God in the bush. Listed below are some current opportunities:

Lightning Ridge, Northern New South Wales

The Bush Church Aid Society and The Anglican Diocese of Armidale are seeking an ordained Anglican minister with a commitment to teaching the Bible and a passion for reaching the lost, to serve in this unique outback community.

 

The Lightning Ridge Community Church gathers weekly in this culturally diverse opal mining town of over 2000 people. The Church has a Sunday morning children’s ministry and there are excellent opportunities to teach Scripture at the local school. There is a weekly Bible study group and a daytime women’s group. Regular services are also held in the outlying centres of Goodooga and Cumborah.

There is a modern church building in Lightning Ridge and a well-equipped vicarage with four bedrooms and a study. The congregation has long-standing mission partnerships with city churches and there are excellent opportunities to reach out to tourists in the cooler months.

For further information please contact BCA National Director Greg Harris at National.Director@bushchurchaid.com.au 

   

Coober Pedy, South Australia

The Bush Church Aid Society and The Anglican Diocese of Willochra are seeking an ordained Anglican minister for an exciting pastoral position. It is fully stipended and includes accommodation.

Coober Pedy is an iconic outback community of over 1,500 people located 850km north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. It is a major tourism and service centre, best known for underground opal mining.

The ministry encompasses the underground Catacomb Church as well as mining chaplaincy at the nearby Prominent Hill site. The congregation has a long-standing commitment to solid teaching. There are many opportunities to reach out to the community and to tourists who visit the underground church

For further information please contact BCA National Director Greg Harris at National.Director@bushchurchaid.com.au 

Exmouth, Western Australia

We are looking for an Anglican evangelical minister with a sacrificial heart prepared to serve in Exmouth on Ningaloo Reef. Experience in growing a church would be invaluable in this context, along with flexibility and the ability to think strategically. He needs to have a good grasp of the gospel, love people and be committed to serving for at least four years. We are looking for someone with the gifts to lead God’s people in evangelising a young and largely unchurched population.  

This parish is supported by BCA and any new minister will need to be screened by their selection process. 

For information please contact Bishop Gary Nelson on 08 9921 7277 bishop@anglicandnwa.org or BCA National Director Greg Harris on (02) 9262 5017 - National.Director@bushchurchaid.com.au

Wickham, Western Australia

We are looking for an Anglican evangelical minister with a sacrificial heart prepared to serve in Wickham in the heart of the Pilbara. Experience in growing a church would be invaluable in this context, along with flexibility and the ability to think strategically. He needs to have a good grasp of the gospel, love people and be committed to serving for at least four years. We are looking for someone with the gifts to lead God’s people in evangelising a young and largely unchurched population.  

This parish is supported by BCA and any new minister will need to be screened by their selection process. 

For information please contact Bishop Gary Nelson on 08 9921 7277 bishop@anglicandnwa.org or BCA National Director Greg Harris on (02) 9262 5017 - National.Director@bushchurchaid.com.au

   

Cloncurry, North West Queensland   

The Anglican Diocese of North Queensland and Bush Church Aid seek a suitable ordained Anglican Priest for this fully stipended position.

North Queensland is an extraordinarily beautiful and diverse Diocese which extends from Sarina (south of Mackay) all the way to the Torres Strait Islands and the PNG border. Most of the population live on the Pacific Coast, but the Diocese also goes inland all the way to the Northern Territory border. Cloncurry has a population of around 2900 and is located about 780 kilometres south-west of Townsville. It is a regional service centre and local industries include cattle-grazing and mining, as the area is home to some of Australia’s largest copper deposits.

To be appointed you must be an Anglican Priest in good standing and hold or be eligible to hold a Queensland “Blue Card”. The Diocese ordains women clergy. Priests who would like to make an expression of interest are encouraged to contact the The Rt Revd Dr Keith Joseph, Bishop of North Queensland, on bishopnq@anglicannq.org or (07) 4771 4175 option 1 or contact BCA National Director Greg Harris at National.Director@bushchurchaid.com.au or (02) 9262 5017

 

Executive Assistant for the NSW/ACT Regional Office   

Job Description
The Bush Church Aid Society of Australia (BCA) is seeking a keen Christian person with a passion for ministry in rural Australia to fill the role of Executive Assistant for the NSW/ACT Regional Office and our BCA for Kids and Dusty Boots ministries.

Founded in 1919, BCA is a Christian missionary organisation focused on gospel ministry in rural Australia.

BCA has a heart for people living in remote and regional Australia.  We are committed to going the distance to reach Australia for Christ.

While a national organisation, BCA operates a number of Regional Offices to better allow the support of Field Staff and the engagement and development of supporters in the various regions.

The NSW/ACT Regional Office is co-located with the National Office above Wynyard Station in the Sydney CBD.

Job Requirements
Reporting to the Regional Officer, the Executive Assistant for the NSW/ACT Regional Office is a full-time role that has three broad areas of responsibility:

  • the provision of secretarial support to the NSW/ACT Regional Office and our BCA for Kids and Dusty Boots ministries.
  • engaging, encouraging, motivating and growing our NSW/ACT supporters
  • overseeing our office volunteers.

As we are a small team, a willingness to be involved in other duties, as needs dictate, or as requested by the Regional Officer from time-to-time, is also essential.

Bush Church Aid is committed to the physical, emotional and spiritual welfare and safety of all people and particularly children and young persons within its premises, community and sphere of operations. To ensure this safety, all employees and volunteers must comply with the NSW legislation as it applies to child protection including the relevant Working With Children Check for NSW.

To Apply
For more information, or to request a detailed position description please contact the NSW/ACT Regional Officer, The Revd Ted Brush: ted.brush@bushchurchaid.com.au or on 02 9262 5017

The position will be filled as soon as the right candidate is found.  Apply now. 

 

Reach Beyond
Kununurra WA

Please contact Reach Beyond directly about this vacancy   

 

 

Riyala Inc
NT

Riyala Inc  is a Christian organisation managed by a Board that provides accommodation and camping facilities for church, youth, school, community groups and organisations.

Riyala maintains its natural bush and ecological systems and safeguards wildlife and their habitats and is situated 45 kms south of Darwin.

Duties:

To be responsible for the day to day running of the Campsite including such things as.

  • Cleaning of amenities
  • Irrigating and mowing of the grounds
  • Being a “presence” during camps, in case of damage (ie broken water pipe)
  • Minor repairs and maintenance of buildings and grounds
  • Removing rubbish to the tip during and after camps

This position is available from the end of October. The position may become more long term from March 2020 and accommodation and a small honorarium would be included.  This position is ideally suited to a couple who have some independent income and who want to serve Jesus through a camping ministry.

For further information please contact Riyala directly

by email riyala.nt@gmail.com   www.riyala.org   or call Jan on 0418855251