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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
  • Morgan, 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
  • Morgan, 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

Sharing the gospel across Australia and beyond

Whenever I travel outside our major centres and see the number of bars on my mobile phone dwindle, I am reminded how easy it is to take everyday services for granted.
  • February 15, 2016
  • Liersch

Pray for Regional Victoria

Collated by the Victorian Regional Officer The Revd Adrian Lane, these prayer notes allow you to pray around rural and regional Victoria for all communities and BCA Field Staff in the area.
  • February 4, 2016
  • Victoria

Former RO Honoured on Australia Day

Congratulations to Mr Allan Sauer on receiving a Medal (OAM) Of The Order Of Australia for service to the Anglican Church in the Australia Day Honours in 2016.
  • January 26, 2016
  • Queensland/Nth NSW

Neville Naden Interviewed on Radio

BCA Field Staff Neville Naden was interviewed on Sydney radio station 2CH on Sunday evening ahead of the Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship (AEF) Convention being held in Port Augusta this week.
  • January 4, 2016
  • NKNaden, New South Wales / ACT

Caring for those in times need

In August this year ABC News reported that BHP Billiton would axe about 380 jobs, mostly from the Olympic Dam mine in Roxby Downs. Also in August, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Beyond Bank would shut its Roxby Downs branch by October.
  • December 10, 2015
  • Hill, South Australia / NT

Anglican Church of Tasmania elects new Bishop

The Anglican Diocese of Tasmania has elected a new Bishop, The Venerable Dr Richard Condie.
  • November 30, 2015
  • Tasmania

Summer 2015 Prayer Notes Correction

In the Summer 2015 BCA Prayer Notes, there is a mistake on Day 23. Lindsay and Carolyn Whybrow's prayer points are incorrect.
  • November 16, 2015
  • Whybrow