The Bush Church Aid Society of Australia has a heart for people living in remote and regional Australia. We are committed to going the distance to reach Australia for Christ.
Under God, we do this by
Our core commitments are
We are Going the Distance by
Since 1919, Bush Church Aid has been committed to this vision. Learn more about our History.
BCA’s Reconciliation Action Plan, devised in conjunction with the BCA Indigenous Ministry Committee, contains statements that seek to present the way that BCA is trying to work and do ministry within the Aboriginal space. Part of this plan is an Acknowledgment of Country. The committee wanted to develop an acknowledgement that was theologically sound and that sought to show respect to the First Nations People of Australia.
This acknowledgement is as follows:
We acknowledge the triune God, the Creator of heaven and earth and His ownership of all things. (Psalm 24:1) We recognise that He gave stewardship of these lands upon which we meet to the First Nations Peoples of this country (Acts 17:26). In His sovereignty, He has allowed other people groups to migrate to these shores. We acknowledge the cultures of our First Nations Peoples and are thankful for the community that we share together now. We pay our respects to (please insert name of the nation here) and their elders/leaders, both past and present, and those who are rising up to become leaders.
What a privilege it is to share in God’s mission to the world He loves! At BCA, we are committed to going wherever God calls in order to reach Australians for the Lord Jesus Christ. For 100 years, it has been our privilege to see lives changed, churches strengthened and communities transformed as His gospel is shared. We’d love you to join the journey with us!
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfector of faith.”
Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV)