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Bible 'Disco' in the Ridge
Tuesday nights in Lightning Ridge have become a special time of connecting and meeting with Christians and non-Christians alike. On the back of a Tuesday night prayer meeting, which brought the lost in the Ridge before God, the Bible Discovery Group, or Bible Disco for short, was formed.
29 Feb 2024
A new partnership with Christian Surfers
Over the Easter weekend in 2023, Christian Surfers Australia hosted their annual national gathering on the Southern Beaches of Tasmania. As the local church minister, Dave Horne was asked to help, and gave the Easter Sunday talk before the surfers did their traditional ‘paddle out’ at dawn to form a cross as the sun rose. From here a new partnership has been forged between the church and Christian Surfers.
29 Feb 2024
Our first year with BCA
To misquote Dinah Washington, what a difference a year makes. The primary reason this role at the Bathurst cathedral exists is to provide an opportunity to train new clergy before they lead a parish on their own. After a year, I certainly feel better prepared to lead a parish.
29 Feb 2024
The end of an era
As he took down the sign outside BCA House in Broken Hill in mid-January 2024, Indigenous Ministry Officer Neville Naden rightly said it was the end of an era.
29 Feb 2024
The Real Australian Autumn 2024 Editorial
Did you know that Easter falls at the end of March this year? I wonder how many times we have already heard someone say, or even said it ourselves, ‘Easter is early this year’.
29 Feb 2024
Post & Rails Autumn 2024
Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family...
29 Feb 2024
Introducing our BCA Theological Bursary students
Today I’m pleased to announce that BCA is supporting a total of seven Theological Bursary students in 2024. Three of these students are Indigenous and four are non-Indigenous.
19 Feb 2024
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Sister goes West
Sister was leaving Melbourne for Cook and in due time her turn came at the booking office window. A long and impatient queue straggled behind her and on the other side of the window a harassed booking clerk searched through his reference books for the necessary details to enable him to supply a ticket to Cook.
16 Feb 2024
Announcement: Pilot Indigenous Chaplaincy Program at Nungalinya College
I’m excited to announce that in 2024 BCA is teaming up with Nungalinya College to run a pilot Indigenous Chaplaincy Program.
11 Dec 2023
The most wonderful time of the year
Deck the Halls, Ring the Bells, Come All Ye Faithful and Make the Night Silent because Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year!
8 Dec 2023
Meet the Avenells
New BCA Field Staff Daniel & Jenni Avenell commenced their ministry in the parish of Emerald/Blackwater in late November.
8 Dec 2023
A return home
David & Emma Thompson have been serving in the Parish of Moree for nearly two years. They have a heart for ministry to the bush and 2024 sees them return to their home state of Western Australia to serve with BCA.
8 Dec 2023

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