In the last few months of 2020 I was pleased to announce a number of new ministries and Field Staff joining the BCA family. God continues to richly bless BCA with workers to reach out with the good news of Jesus. Today I’d like to welcome David Pohlmann and his wife Margaret Scott.
In exciting news for the start of 2021, BCA will support the ministry of the new Anglican Dean of Nungalinya College, The Revd Ruth Walton.
I’m pleased to announce that The Revd Mike Uptin has accepted the role of BCA QLD/NNSW Regional Officer.
Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
Recently, while travelling through western NSW, I was greeted with the wonderful site of what appeared to be bumper crops; many almost ready for harvest. I took the opportunity to get some wonderful drone footage.
We had been caravanning for many years and wanted to put a purpose to our travels so last year we joined the BCA Nomads. Our first trip in 2019 was to Longreach where we saw first-hand from Graeme & Susan Liersch what a difficult job it is to be BCA Field Staff.
It was in my first year working as a doctor and coming face to face with the reality of death and questions around life’s purpose and meaning, that a colleague challenged me to explore the truth and significance of Jesus and invited me to her church, Holy Trinity Adelaide. Then began a journey exploring the truth and significance of Jesus and looking at the evidence and historical reliability of the Bible. This involved meeting up with several blokes who cared enough to read through the historical gospel biographies of Jesus and answer my questions, sitting under Christ-centred expository preaching each week, along with my own reading.
The Revd Josh Skeat is passionate about opening the Bible with others so everyone can be equipped to do the work that God has called us to – make disciples of Jesus. Josh commenced in the role of BCA Tasmanian Regional Officer in early November.
After a relatively short period without a minister, I’m pleased to announce that Southern Beaches Anglican (SBA) in Tasmania will welcome a new ministry family next month.
The one thing that we should appreciate about NAIDOC week is it came about as a result of the conviction of Godly Christian Aboriginal men and women who sort justice for Indigenous people.
I’m pleased to share some exciting news for the Diocese of the Northern Territory that was announced in the Top End over the weekend.
Since the late 1950s BCA has been sending Field Staff to mining towns – ‘the new outback’, places where many people travel to search for worldly treasure instead of looking for the true treasure found in Christ. Here outreach and ministry need to be highly innovative and flexible around transient populations.
Today I’d like to share with you some exciting news about a new ministry and welcome the Field Staff who will serve in this position.
I’m pleased to announce that The Revd Canon Dr John Warner has accepted the role of BCA SA/NT Regional Officer.
In sad news for the BCA family and the Parishes of Longreach, Barcaldine & Winton, Graeme & Susan Liersch have accepted a role in the Diocese of Gippsland.
The BCA Flying Medical Service which commenced in 1938 was invaluable to the people of the west coast. In an abridged version of an article that appeared in the April 1939 edition of The Real Australian, Pilot Alan Chadwick recalls one urgent trip.
I’m pleased to announce to you today that The Revd Josh Skeat has accepted the role of BCA Tasmanian Regional Officer. He will commence in early November.
Monica and I warmly remember Doug Orr as the man who first inspired us to try camping on four wheels.
I’d like to introduce you to George & Sarah Hemmings, who together with their children Micah, Joshua, Jacob and Isaac, are our newest Victorian Field Staff.
Today I would like to announce our new Nomads Coordinators, Greg & Jocelyn Lay.