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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
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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

An overflowing church provides a 'good dilemma'

What do you do when your family service has filled the church to capacity with no room for growth? You move your service to the hall. Then what do you do when the hall is overflowing? That was the ‘dilemma’ that faced St George’s Bluff Point, and one Assistant Minister/BCA Field Staff Brendan Hurley and Senior Minister Paul Spackman have needed to address.
  • February 25, 2020
  • Hurley

Farewell to the Knight family

After serving as BCA Field Staff in Port Hedland since November 2007, Philip & Elke Knight together with their children Bella and Lilly are moving to Victoria, where Philip has accepted a role at St Mark's Forest Hill in Melbourne.
  • February 18, 2020
  • Knight

Phyllis Collie's Ministry with BCA

Former BCA Field Staff Bob and Phyllis Collie have been fantastic champions for BCA. They served for six years in Wilcannia and have continued to support BCA ever since. Phyllis was promoted to glory last year, and here Bob recalls their ministry with BCA.
  • February 13, 2020

An amazing answer to your prayers [updated]

In our 2019 Christmas Appeal, we brought you the story of Jim & Judy Baskerville from Jandowae in Queensland, faithful Christians who were soldiering on through the devastating drought
  • February 12, 2020

AEF Convention in Port Augusta

Fifty years ago the Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship was formed
  • February 7, 2020
  • NNaden, Naden, South Australia / NT, Harradine, McDonald

A message from the National Director

'Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.' (Psalm 25:16-17) These words impacted me today in my daily bible reading as bushfires rage uncontrolled in many parts of our nation.
  • January 4, 2020

Fergusons on the move

For the past two years BCA has supported George Ferguson in an Indigenous Ministry Traineeship. During this time George has studied the Online Diploma of Biblical Theology through Moore College and worked with the team at St Peter’s South Tamworth.
  • December 11, 2019
  • Ferguson, Queensland/Nth NSW

Post and Rails Summer 2019

Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
  • November 23, 2019
  • Collings, McGrath, Langmead

The Real Australian Archive 1920s to now!

After more than a year of painstaking work of scanning and ensuring that every document is fully searchable, every edition of The Real Australian found in our National Office Archives is now available on our website.
  • November 22, 2019
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