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Post and Rails – Spring 2016

Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
  • August 25, 2016
  • Hill, Slack, Andreazza

Joining the Australian Mission Field

Kristan and Kathryn Slack are two of BCA’s newest Field Staff serving in the Northern Territory. Kristan shares how God led them to their new home in Katherine.
  • August 22, 2016
  • South Australia / NT, Slack

Indigenous Leaders take the Stage

Indigenous Community Leaders who have been mentored by BCA’s Bruce Chapman took centre stage at the youth program at this year’s Katherine Christian Convention (KCC).
  • May 24, 2016
  • South Australia / NT, Chapman

Applications invited for the 2017 April Bottom Scholarship

The scholarship was established by the family of April Bottom following her death from cancer in 2003.
  • May 18, 2016
  • Naden, New South Wales / ACT

Growing a Missional Community in Launceston

Andy, the girls and I have been in Tasmania for six years now. We believe God has called our church community to be His missionary people in the northern suburbs of Launceston.
  • May 12, 2016
  • Tasmania, Goodacre

Introducing Peter Volkofsky, our Distance Scripture Education teacher

Christian Special Religious Education currently covers more than 70 per cent of high and central schools in New South Wales. However students in many isolated rural schools have been missing out on the opportunity due to the lack of confident volunteer secondary SRE teachers, the scarcity of applicants for isolated paid positions and financial challenges.
  • May 9, 2016
  • New South Wales / ACT, Hallinan, Volkofsky

Staying Connected in the Bush

The more things change, the more we need to work on staying connected.
  • May 2, 2016

Many Things to be Thankful for at NSW/ACT AGM

The NSW/ACT Annual General Meeting held on 7 April was filled with encouragement.
  • April 11, 2016
  • Champness, New South Wales / ACT

The Lierschs in Longreach

BCA Field Staff Graeme and Susan Liersch have now arrived in Longreach and started ministry.
  • April 5, 2016
  • Queensland/Nth NSW, Liersch

The Piggotts share ABCs of ministry in Coober Pedy

The South Australian/Northern Territory Annual General Meeting was a rousing success
  • April 4, 2016
  • Piggott, South Australia / NT

Serving with BCA can take you just about anywhere

Earlier this month, I attended the commissioning service at Beenleigh Parish for Peter and Joy Palmer. It marked the end (for the time being!) of fifteen years on the field with the Society.
  • March 21, 2016

Thankful for Joel

2015 was the year of the visitor for us in Paraburdoo and Tom Price. Every one of those visits was a precious shot it the arm for us. But one particular visitor stands out from the crowd in a special way, and that is Priya’s cousin Joel who spent five months with us last year.
  • March 18, 2016
  • Western Australia

The Mining Downturn Affecting Communities in Western Australia

The effects of the mining downturn on communities in rural Western Australia and fostering relationships with link churches were on the agenda at this year’s Western Australian Annual General Meeting held in mid-March.
  • March 16, 2016
  • Western Australia

Bush and Bible Day draws record crowd

Over 100 BCA supporters attended the Queensland/Northern New South Wales Region Annual General Meeting and Bush and Bible Day on 12 March.
  • March 14, 2016
  • Oldfield, Queensland/Nth NSW

A New Home in Christ

Twenty-two year old Willy Roberts-Wise has found a new home in Christ thanks to the witness and leading of a Salvation Army Corps Officer and BCA’s Rich Lanham.
  • March 7, 2016
  • Lanham, Victoria

Post and Rails - Autumn 2016

Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
  • March 1, 2016
  • Kyngdon, Liersch, Palmer, Luke

Standing with the Community in Roxby Downs

BCA has been supporting ministry in mining communities across the country since the 1950s. A continued presence is vital because while the lure of the dollar brings in many people, the isolation can cause loneliness, and redundancies lead to loss of dignity and hope.
  • February 24, 2016
  • Lewis, Hill, Luke, South Australia / NT

From Gundagai to Longreach

Ten years ago Graeme and Susan Liersch attended a BCA deputation in Wagga Wagga and heard former Field Staff Ian Forsyth speak about his time in Hay. It was then that they believed they would one day serve with BCA.
  • February 22, 2016
  • Liersch, Queensland/Nth NSW

A Different Type of 'Schoolies'

December last year saw the community of Gahini in Rwanda welcome a group of Year 12 Gippsland Grammar students who travelled to their country as an alternative to ‘schoolies’.
  • February 20, 2016
  • Lanham, Victoria

Summer School a Turning Point for New Field Staff

CMS Summer School has twice been the turning point in the lives of new BCA Field Staff Roger and Amanda Kyngdon. It is where they first met in the summer of 2009 and it’s where in 2015 Gary Nelson offered them a position in the Diocese of North West Australia.
  • February 18, 2016
  • Kyngdon, Western Australia