Nungalinya College

Diocese of Northern Territory



Nungalinya College in Darwin is a combined churches training college for Indigenous Australians. The College trains men and women for leadership roles in churches and communities by exploring the Bible and Christian faith contextually. Students are trained to understand and participate healthily in community life while strengthening and celebrating Indigenous identity.

Nungalinya is an Aboriginal word used by the local Larrakia people. The word refers to Old Man Rock, a reef lying off Casuarina Beach that was a place of learning for young men. The Larrakia people suggested the College use Nungalinya as its name to reflect this, and that Christ is the rock of the Christian life.

Jim & Natalie Watson

Serving with BCA since 2004 (Nungalinya since October 2017)


Jim and Natalie and their family moved to Darwin in October 2017. Where Jim took up the position as Property Manager at Nungalinya College. The Watsons have a heart for ministry to Indigenous people and look forward to continuing that in this new role.

The Watsons previously served for 13 years as BCA Co-Workers in Kununurra, Western Australia. Jim worked two days a week at the local school among at-risk students and three days teaching construction at the local TAFE. He shared his faith and had a pastoral role in the lives of many young adults in Kununurra.

Children: Jesse (2004), Matthew (2005), Luke (2007), Isabel (2010)


The Watsons' May Prayer Points
Pray for all our children as they settle into another school year. Pray they will be shining lights to their school friends and teachers. Pray that they will continue to grow in their trust of the Lord. Pray that volunteers will be able to come and help at Nungalinya during the dry season.