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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
  • 100

Post & Rails - Summer 2018/2019

Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
  • December 4, 2018
  • Slack, McDonald

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
  • Naden

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
  • 100

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

BCA National Director elected Bishop of Canberra & Goulburn

On behalf of The Bush Church Aid Society of Australia I would like to congratulate our National Director The Revd Dr Mark Short on his recent election as the 11th Bishop of the diocese of Canberra & Goulburn.
  • November 22, 2018
  • New South Wales / ACT

Post & Rails - Spring 2018

Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
  • August 13, 2018
  • New South Wales / ACT, Caspersonn

Introducing BCA's Distance Giving Program

Your support of BCA means that we can continue to spread the gospel message across remote parts of this country.
  • August 4, 2018
  • Victoria, Queensland/Nth NSW, Western Australia, South Australia / NT, New South Wales / ACT, Daymond, Liersch

In God’s economy a little can go a long way

Think of the tiny mustard seed which became a shrub for the birds, or the widow’s mite which gave Jesus a powerful teaching moment.
  • July 31, 2018

Teens make a stand for Jesus

Five teenagers from Kununurra made a stand for Jesus when they were baptised at Swim Beach, part of the Ord River, on Sunday 13 May.
  • July 25, 2018
  • Western Australia, Faricy

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