In response to the devastating bushfires of summer 2020 on the NSW South Coast, the Anglican Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn have put in place a plan to provide ongoing pastoral support for parishes and communities affected by the fires. This has involved partnering with BCA, Anglicare and other organisations, to provide three pastoral workers spread across the South Coast and Monaro regions.
Philip & Jessica van’t Spyker together with their children Jasper, Tabitha, Otto and Corin have joined the BCA family! They are serving Jesus in Yeppoon where Philip is the Families Minister in the Anglican Parish of Keppel. Philip & Jessica tell us a bit about themselves, their faith and what you can be praying for them:
Since colonisation and the gospel message coming to these shores, ministry to Aboriginals has primarily been done by non-Indigenous people.With the support of the Executive, and past and present National Directors, Mark Short and Greg Harris, BCA is seeking to improve the way ministry is done by First Nations people in this country.
Onslow is a small town with a big history. It is a coastal town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia which originally enabled the export of wool. Today, salt, tourism and in particular the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project (a large scale liquefied natural gas hub) are now the economic engine room for the town.
Since COVID-19, churches across the world are reaching out to their communities in new and innovative ways. Our Field Staff have had unprecedented opportunities to reach out via television (Norfolk Island), radio (Lightning Ridge, Croajingolong and King Island) and online platforms. Here Kurt Langmead, Luke Collings and Jude Benton take you on their journey during lockdown.
Can you touch your toes? Yes, no or used to be able to? I have always been quite sporty but never as flexible as I should be. My tight hamstrings haven’t always allowed me to touch my toes without bending my knees.
Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
Today I write to you with some sad news for BCA but great news for the Diocese of Tasmania and the Parish of Howrah/Sandford.
Bush Church Aid is pleased to announce that it is supporting the ministry of Jeremy & Claire Morgan in a new Mallee ministry initiative within the Diocese of Bendigo.
After a break of 11 years, BCA is once again supporting ministry in the Parish of Croajingolong. In this article from the March 1929 edition of The Real Australian we hear about the building of its first church, a building that still stands today.
Who would have thought what God had in mind for us when we both resigned from leadership positions in South Australian Riverland schools in 2007?
How should we describe 14 years of ministry in Port Hedland? There are many and varied experiences we have had in the time God has granted us in this unique town. For the sake of this article we will only be able to provide you with some snapshots of our time here.
After nearly three years of evangelism at Narromine in Central West NSW we have moved to Mudgee to continue reaching out to people with the gospel.
As I read through the account of the early church in the book of Acts, I tend to forget what age the apostles might have been when they transformed the world.
Isolation is relative to the environment and lifestyle you grow up in...
One of the positive things observed during the drought in Narromine (Central Western NSW) was the generosity from churches in metropolitan locations. These churches were particularly keen to offer help in Jesus’ name.
Today I write to you with some sad news. Our brother in Christ and Nomads Coordinator Doug Orr has been called Home. While we grieve with Fran, their family and the BCA Nomads, we rejoice that Doug had a sure and certain hope in the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
An announcement regarding the Slack family in Katherine
Today I’d like to share with you some exciting news about a new ministry location and welcome the Field Staff who will serve there.
Philip & Jessica van’t Spyker together with their children Jasper, Tabitha, Otto and Corin are moving to Yeppoon to serve in the Anglican Parish of Keppel in the Diocese of Central Queensland. Philip will take on the role of Families Minister.
10 things I wish others knew about crisis before trying to offer support... Please, if you’ve done any of these after a crisis don’t feel guilty. I have too… but this is what I’ve learned this year, and so I pass it on for next time there’s a crisis.