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Reconciliation, what is it?

As this is Reconciliation Week, I thought I should offer a few of my thoughts on this significant subject. As part of BCA's Reconciliation Action Plan, we encourage our staff across the country to celebrate Reconciliation Week. Today I’d like to offer these thoughts as we look to engage with Indigenous people across this vast land.
  • May 29, 2020
  • NNaden, Naden

The Real Australian Winter 2020 Editorial

Thirty times! In all of the books of the Bible the word ‘island’ appears just 30 times and only in four books.
  • May 28, 2020

Strathfieldsaye welcomes a new ministry family

After being without a minister for 10 months, the Strathfieldsaye Community Church will welcome Rob Edwards and his family to the parish in late May.
  • May 28, 2020
  • Edwards

A life-changing gift

The bushfires of 2019/2020 devastated the Mallacoota region with many losing their homes and livelihoods. Countless people called out to the local church for help in light of their losses and one local resident received a life-changing gift.
  • May 28, 2020
  • Tasmania, Victoria, Benton

Post and Rails Winter 2020

Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
  • May 28, 2020
  • Knight, South Australia / NT, Daymond, Bester, Ferguson, McGrath, Langmead, Benton, Roberts, Edwards

BCA returns to Croajingolong

BCA has a proud association with the Parish of Croajingolong – our founder SJ Kirkby first travelled there by foot in 1921 and in 1922, Cann River became just the third location that BCA supported in both church ministry and through nurses who served in the surrounding area.
  • May 27, 2020
  • Benton

Responding to the need in the North West

Sydneysiders Simon & Alison Roberts have answered God’s call to minister to the people of Exmouth.
  • May 26, 2020
  • Roberts

BCA reconnects with Croajingolong

Bush Church Aid is pleased to announce that it is supporting the ministry of Jude & Andy Benton in the Cooperating Parish of Croajingolong, in the Diocese of Gippsland, Victoria. The parish includes St Peter's Mallacoota and St John's Cann River.
  • April 20, 2020
  • Benton

A very different Easter?

It's Sunday morning. There's a group of men and women huddled in their room, too scared to venture out - for fear of their own lives. They're worried that they might get it too.
  • April 12, 2020

From the archives - First Impressions

This article first appeared in the June 1967 edition of The Real Australian and was written by then Missioner Ernie Carnaby who served in Leigh Creek from 1966–69 and went on to become BCA’s Federal Secretary in 1986.
  • April 1, 2020
  • South Australia / NT, 100

Support for Exmouth

Bush Church Aid is pleased to announce that it is supporting the ministry of Simon & Alison Roberts who are taking up the ministry position in Exmouth, Western Australia.
  • March 27, 2020

Vale Robert Stubbs

Former Dusty Boots Program Coordinator Robert Stubbs went to be with his Lord and Saviour on 11 October 2019.
  • March 25, 2020

COVID-19 online resources

An evolving list of recorded services and live stream links provided by BCA supported parishes
  • March 24, 2020

Baptist youth head to Newman

Early Monday morning 23 September 2019 a group of seven young people from New Peninsula Baptist Church on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria set off on a 10 day trip to Newman in Western Australia.
  • March 18, 2020
  • Kyngdon

Be still and know that I am God - BCA for Kids

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be honoured among the nations. I will be honoured in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 (NIRV) Have you ever felt worried or nervous?
  • March 11, 2020

God's service in the outback is never boring!

After nearly 10 years as Honorary Tasmanian Regional Officer, Dennis Quinn retired from the position at the end of 2019. Here Dennis & Lois recall the time they spent on the Field with Bush Church Aid.
  • March 4, 2020
  • Tasmania

The Real Australian Autumn 2020 Editorial

I have been fortunate to live in parts of this beautiful land where the autumn colours are magnificent. One particular house I lived in had a claret ash in the front yard that words do not do justice in describing. The deep red of the leaves and the incredible shape of this tree caught my attention every autumn.
  • February 29, 2020

Post and Rails Autumn 2020

Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
  • February 28, 2020
  • Tasmania, New South Wales / ACT, Daymond, Bester, Ferguson

What is BCA doing in the midst of these difficult times?

Over the summer of 2019/20 there has been continuing drought and many areas have been badly affected by bushfires. This is not new news. The question that arises out of this is what is BCA doing in the midst of these difficult times?
  • February 27, 2020
  • Henley, Queensland/Nth NSW, South Australia / NT, New South Wales / ACT

New partnership is an answer to prayer

Two of BCA’s key priorities are to equip local leaders for fruitful ministry and to support ministry by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This year one of the ways that BCA is fulfilling those two priorities is by partnering with Lucie Wheeler as she undertakes theological study.
  • February 26, 2020
  • New South Wales / ACT, NNaden, Naden