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Serving the wider body of Christ

God used this year’s Katherine Christian Convention to give BCA several exciting opportunities to serve the wider highlighting body of Christ.
  • July 12, 2018
  • Naden, South Australia / NT, Chapman, Slack, Hallyburton, Nomads

Fifteen years of giving a helping hand to high school students

The family of the late April Bottom and Bush Church Aid have offered a scholarship to a student from the Parish of the Far West and Broken Hill looking to undertake study away from home for the past fifteen years.
  • May 23, 2018
  • New South Wales / ACT, Harradine

Returning to the Family

BCA is delighted to welcome back Chris and Wendy Thiele as Field Staff. They served in Beaconsfield Tasmania from 2006–2010 and now take on the previously vacant parish of King Island.
  • May 21, 2018
  • Tasmania, Thiele

Sowing the seeds in Ceduna

Ceduna, South Australia Total population 1850 Indigenous population 415
  • May 18, 2018
  • Naden, South Australia / NT

Blessed to be a blessing to the people of Gilgandra

BCA has commenced supporting the work of a chaplain at Gilgandra High School. Ayumi Tamsett, wife of local Presbyterian Minister Peter Tamsett, has taken on this role.
  • May 16, 2018
  • New South Wales / ACT, Tamsett

By God’s grace a little grit can go a long way

On 12 July each year the Anglican Church remembers and gives thanks for the life and ministry of Sydney Kirkby, BCA’s first Organising Missioner.
  • May 11, 2018

Reaching Australia for Christ for another 100 years

In just under 12 months BCA will celebrate 100 years of reaching Australia for Christ. We want every person in remote, regional and rural Australia to hear the good news of Jesus Christ.
  • April 30, 2018
  • New South Wales / ACT, Daymond

Post & Rails - Winter 2018

Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
  • April 25, 2018

Answering the Call

Just six months ago George Ferguson and his wife Carmel heard the call to ministry. They have just commenced a two-year Indigenous ministry traineeship with BCA.
  • February 26, 2018
  • Queensland/Nth NSW, Ferguson

Towards 100

In just over 12 months BCA will mark a significant anniversary and we would love every supporter, Field Staff, former staff and those who have a heart for the bush to be part of the celebrations.
  • February 20, 2018

Post & Rails - Autumn 2018

Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
  • February 16, 2018
  • Tasmania, Queensland/Nth NSW, New South Wales / ACT, Duff, Bester, Ferguson

Blessings, Family and Fellowship – The Watsons’ journey with BCA

After 13 years serving as Co-Workers in Kununurra, Jim and Natalie Watson have moved to Darwin with Jim taking up the position of Property Manager at Nungalinya College.
  • February 12, 2018
  • Western Australia, South Australia / NT, Watson

Your Best Celebration?

I wonder what’s the best celebration you’ve ever enjoyed? What made it so special? Was it the food, the location, or was it the people who were celebrating with you?
  • February 9, 2018

Scholarship winner looks towards a career in medicine

The Bottom family and BCA are proud to announce the 2018 recipient of the April Bottom Scholarship – Sophie Nelson from Broken Hill.
  • January 31, 2018
  • New South Wales / ACT

Zambia comes to the Pilbara

What does it take to grab people’s attention in a town like Exmouth which has great beaches, surf, fishing and lifestyle? Well a choir from Zambia did a pretty good job recently.
  • November 23, 2017
  • Nicol, Western Australia

Schools Ministry – a privilege and a responsibility

Schools ministry, Scripture, RE or RI – I don’t know what comes to mind when you think about Religious Education. Was it the first time you heard about Jesus?
  • November 20, 2017
  • South Australia / NT, Hallyburton

Praying for BCA

The support that our Field Staff receive from faithful prayer warriors is so vital to their work across the country.
  • November 16, 2017

Learning to be utterly dependent on God

Margaret Douglass was not so keen when her husband Don decided to become BCA’s first Missioner in Port Hedland 60 years ago.
  • November 9, 2017
  • Western Australia

Post & Rails - Summer 2017/2018

Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
  • November 6, 2017
  • Nicol, Queensland/Nth NSW, Western Australia, South Australia / NT, New South Wales / ACT, Collings, Reeve, Harradine

Christmas Across Australia

As we read this edition of The Real Australian many of us will be looking forward to Christmas gatherings and celebrations. Gifts will be purchased, cards will be sent, services will be planned and talks will be written.
  • November 1, 2017