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A century of BCA

A century ago when BCA was launched, the goal was to venture outback beyond the established towns, to people the churches seldom reached through our usual parish ministries.
  • August 27, 2019
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BCA Commissions new National Director

The Revd Greg Harris has been commissioned as BCA’s 12th National Director. Greg follows in the footsteps of our founder SJ Kirkby, another boy from Bendigo.
  • August 16, 2019
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Post and Rails Winter 2019

Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
  • June 3, 2019
  • Bell, Hurley, Kelly

10 years of ministry in the NT

Last year the Chapman family celebrated ten years in the NT. Bruce’s ministry has touched many young people across Darwin and beyond and in this article, written just before his passing from Melanoma on 6 May 2019, he remembers how his work has all been part of God’s grand plan.
  • June 2, 2019
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Exciting new ministries in regional Victoria

Two exciting ministries were launched in April to help celebrate BCA’s Centenary and lead us into the next 100 years. We are delighted to welcome Trevor & Cindy Bell as well as Jacob & Sarah Kelly who are serving in regional Victoria.
  • June 1, 2019
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A great need to hear the gospel

Brendan & Laura Hurley and their three boys have recently joined the BCA family. They are serving in Bluff Point WA in an evangelistic ministry.
  • May 31, 2019
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What's a centenary? Isn't it just one more than ninety-nine?

Technically ‘yes’, but ‘no’ in the stuff that excites celebration, sticks in the memory and inspires others to dream. Centuries do matter. Don Bradman’s last innings – London 1948 – ended with the second ball, out for a duck. If he had scored only four runs his average would have been 100.00, the perfect century, but forever it stays at 99.94.
  • May 30, 2019
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BCA launches new edition of Leon Morris' Bush Parson

As part of its centenary celebrations, Bush Church Aid has republished an expanded edition of Leon Morris’ Bush Parson. Bush Parson is Morris’ autobiographical account of his service as the BCA supported minister of the huge and challenging Minnipa parish on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula during the Second World War.
  • May 24, 2019

BCA announce a new National Director

On behalf of The Bush Church Aid Society of Australia I would like to introduce you to our new National Director – Archdeacon Greg Harris from Bendigo.
  • May 8, 2019
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Post and Rails Autumn 2019

Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
  • March 5, 2019
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Exciting new ministry project to take us into the next 100 years

In this our Centenary Year, a number of exciting new ministries and projects are being launched to lead Bush Church Aid into its next 100 years. The first of these is the Digital Church Pilot Project.
  • March 4, 2019
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From homeless to a home in heaven

Chris was living in his car when he turned up at St Matthew’s Church in Port Hedland last year. I think he was a bit embarrassed by his situation.
  • March 3, 2019
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High achiever wins the final April Bottom Scholarship

Since 2004, fifteen young people have benefited from the legacy of the late April Bottom. The scholarship established in her honour has eased their financial burden as they have moved away from home to attend university.
  • March 2, 2019

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday! This edition of The Real Australian marks 100 years since the formation of The Bush Church Aid Society and as a treasured supporter and partner in mission you are part of that milestone.
  • March 1, 2019
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Post & Rails - Summer 2018/2019

Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
  • December 4, 2018
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New Field Staff for the saints in Roxby Downs

The bush holds great significance to our newest Field Staff Glen and Beth McDonald. It was in Narrabri, on the northwest slopes of New South Wales, that Glen first understood the gospel and God’s saving grace. Beth, who can’t remember a time when she didn’t trust in the Lord as her saviour, has a strong memory of the old faithful Bush Church Aid money box that sat on her kitchen windowsill.
  • December 3, 2018

Respecting our First Nations People

Since Neville Naden took on the role of BCA’s Indigenous Ministry Officer nearly two years ago he has been kept busy working with Field Staff, undertaking speaking engagements and most importantly developing a Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • December 2, 2018
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Join the party as we celebrate our Centenary!

As we edge closer towards 100 years of BCA we remember the people who have gone before us and those who shared the vision of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ across our nation
  • December 1, 2018
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Sometimes where you are changes what you see.

Sometimes where you are changes what you see. Gabrielle Chan is the city-born daughter of a Chinese migrant who trained as a metropolitan journalist and later worked in the Canberra Press Gallery.
  • November 30, 2018

Impacting lives Across Australia

It is the generous help and care of thousands of supporters like you that enables BCA to continue sending Field Staff into the bush to spread the lifesaving message of Jesus.
  • November 29, 2018
  • Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland/Nth NSW, Kyngdon, Western Australia, South Australia / NT, New South Wales / ACT, Bester