Janine van den Tillaart
BCA’s mission has always been to bring the Good News of Christ to the outermost parts of Australia, and we are very excited to begin the search for more gospel workers for Christ’s harvest field.
We are looking to fund multiple ministry positions across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, and Western Australia, as well as find the people of God’s choosing to fill these positions in a timely manner.
In Bathurst, we are looking to fill three minister-in-charge vacancies – in Cowra, West Wyalong and Cobar. For long-term supporters of BCA, Cobar may ring a bell. It’s the second place that a BCA ‘missioner’ was sent to. The Reverend Reg Hawkins used to travel the parish on a motor bike. While having a motor bike licence isn’t a requirement for a minister in Cobar 102 years later, the same grace, grit, and gumption is!
Emerald and Blackwater in the Diocese of Central Queensland is another location where we are looking to support a minister-in-charge. BCA first supported Blackwater in 1971 and today a minister-in-charge will enable the continuation and expansion of ministries which proclaim Christ and strengthen the community.
The current BCA-supported parish of Kununurra in Western Australia is seeking a Children’s and Youth Worker to strengthen their Kids’ Church. Daniel Faricy has also told us that there’s a really good opportunity for Indigenous ministry amongst the youth in Wyndham, located around 85 kilometres away from Kununurra.
And finally, the Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship. Here we have already identified a First Nations Ministry Trainer to work across Indigenous congregations. This person will develop training resources, establish prayer & support groups and identify people with the potential take up ministry roles and facilitate discipleship.
“Can you pray, and consider giving, so that the Gospel can be preached to the least, the last and the lost in rural, regional and remote Australia?” says National Director Greg Harris. “To fully embrace these new opportunities, we need your help to reach our $180,000 goal.”
“Please pray that the Lord will raise up gospel workers to come among us,” says Bishop Mark Calder, from the Diocese of Bathurst. “We need people with the pioneering spirit of years gone by who are willing to make the sacrifices involved in leaving cities and families behind – except today – the roads are all sealed and communication back home way easier! Please pray that the Lord will open people’s eyes to see the fields which are ripe for harvest!”