Churches and cathedrals across the country helped BCA celebrate 100 years of reaching Australia for Christ on Sunday 26 May 2019. On this day we remembered the thousands of people who have gone before us spreading the good news of Christ in the bush – men and women who shared the gospel and Jesus’ love in practical ways.
Over the last century BCA enjoyed responsibility for ministries ranging from flying padres, church services and Scripture in schools to family counselling, 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.
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 – has not changed in 100 years.
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
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
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
Listen to centenary sermons from some of the centenary services.
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
Centenary powerpoint background - 16:9 ratio
Centenary powerpoint background - 4:3 ratio
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
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