Confirmation Content

Celebrating 100 years 

Introduction

As we edge closer towards 100 years of BCA on 26 May 2019, 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.

BCA’s role over the years grew and developed as different needs arose. Over the last century BCA has enjoyed responsibility for ministries ranging from flying padres, church services, Scripture in schools and family counselling, to welfare and medical services. Mission vans, hostels, hospitals, the Flying Medical Service, Mail Bag Sunday School, clergy, nurses and others played their part in taking the love of Christ to all corners of our vast continent. Men and women took the good news of Jesus and shared His love in practical ways. BCA worked hard to meet people’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs in locations that were starved of services and support systems. A number of our original ministries remain today in addition to new ministries that have been added over the years.

The basic characteristics of the men and women who serve Bush Church Aid – their great love of God, their unwavering determination and perseverance – have not changed in nearly 100 years.

All at BCA look forward to celebrating the men and women of God who have gone before us in the name of Christ. We want you to join in our celebrations. There will be special services at St Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney and we have invited churches across the country to take part in BCA Sunday. We are in the process of putting together resources that you can use in your church, Sunday School or Bible study group.

 

BCA Centenary Prayer 

Almighty and gracious God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We praise you for planting your fruitful word in this land over many generations, through many different ministries, and we rejoice that many Australians have found new life through faith in Jesus.

Today we especially thank you for your faithfulness in sustaining the work of the Bush Church Aid Society over the past one hundred years.

We grieve that we have not always shown your love and truth in our common life. We recognise the injustices done to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and ask that you would help us walk together as one, reconciled through Christ.

Please continue to pour out your Spirit on your church, so that we might reach Australia for Christ. Raise up many labourers and empower us to be your witnesses, so that this nation would worship its true Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ,

In whose name we pray, Amen

 

Download this prayer for use in your church - Image (jpg) - Powerpoint 16:9 - Powepoint 4:3

 

Merchandise

Never Too Far, Never Too Few: 100 Years of Bush Church Aid

This hard cover coffee table book, written by christian writer Robyn Powell looks back at the various ministries of BCA over the past 100 years.

$40.00ea + $8.50 p+h

Order your copy by clicking here today

 

Bush Parson

To celebrate 100 years of Bush Church Aid we have released a special reprint of Bush Parson by Leon Morris.

$19.95ea + $8.50 p+h

Order your copy by clicking here today

 

Resources   

Logos

Bush Church Aid's current logo - to be used in all publicity

Bush Church Aid's centenary logo - to be used alongside the BCA logo above

 

Backgrounds

Centenary powerpoint background - 16:9 ratio

Centenary powerpoint background - 4:3 ratio


Videos

BCA Centenary Video #1 - Evangelistic Ministry (1:43)

BCA Centenary Video #2 - Indigenous Ministry (1:33)

BCA Centenary Video #3 - Children's Ministry (1:39)

BCA Centenary Video #4 - Travelling Ministry (1:48)

BCA Centenary Video #5 - Overview of BCA Ministry (2:41)  (best video to play on May 26th)

To download any of these videos click on the orange part of the name to go to our vimeo page, you will then see the video with a download button below it

 

Events

 Locate special services and celebrations happening in your region HERE